Sections of MEEB to focus on for PPD?

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    Scott Barber

    Hi Michael, I actually didn't study MEEB at all when I passed PPD. I found The Architect's Studio Companion to be much more helpful. If you haven't studied that, I would try to get it before you take PPD. MEEB gets way too detailed but ASC covers the material in a great level of detail for the PPD exam. I know that doesn't really answer your question, maybe someone else has tips on what to study in MEEB...

    Good luck!

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    Michael Hammon

    I have both so I'll stay for ASC TO start .Thank you!

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    Matthew Muir

    What version of ASC is everyone using? I have the 4th edition in hardback. Should I get a more recent version? Thanks for the help in advance.

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    Michael Hammon

    I have the 3rd from my school days so you at least have me beat.  For what I'm studying I can't imagine much has changed, but I of course could be wrong.

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    Scott Barber

    I used the 5th edition, and saw something else say they used the 6th (good variety, folks!). Unfortunately I can't say whether or not it makes a big difference...

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    David Kaplan

    I'd like to echo the sentiments of the MEEB book NOT being helpful.  Use ASC to review MEP items, I think it will be a great benefit to you and it definitely covers concepts well. 

    If you think there are a couple of areas in the MEP world that you don't feel confident on - let's just say fire alarm systems or sprinkler systems - google it.  Google "types of fire alarm systems" or "basic sprinkler system design."  Find the most general articles you can that cover the basics of what the systems are and where they are generally used.  Stay away from "fire alarm system HD2A is used for Class B fires in a High-Hazard warehouse" (which I totally just made up). 

    If you would still like to use the MEEB book, no problem.  Approach it however with a skimming, focus-on-the-concepts approach.  When you get to paragraphs that get into "system HD2A" specifics - skip them.  Look at the intro paragraphs that present design concepts.

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