So I passed PPD over the weekend and was compiling for PDD while much of the PPD info is in my head since one builds off the other.
I've compiled a list of study material I already have below and a list follows of the items I do not have and I'm wondering which are worth the money.
- Building Codes Illustrated
- Building Construction Illustrated
- 2012 IBC sections
- 2010 ADA
- Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings
- Architect Graphics Standard
- CSI Format sections
- Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods (4th edition)
- Architect's Studio Companion
- FEMA Earthquake guide
- NCARB Manual and practice exam for PDD
Listed by NCARB or seen by others on here:
- Olin's Construction Principles, Materials, and Methods ($105)
- Steel Construction Manual (expensive)
- Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures 7-10 ($134)
- Architect's Handbook for Professional Practice ($238)
Outside of this, I used Designer Hacks for PPD and found it very helpful especially once I was done doing the practice exam in the NCARB manual so I figured I'd go with it again for PDD.
Are all of these necessary, or should my focus be on specific materials I already have. While the 4 I do not have would be nice to add to the library, I'd hate to buy something that isn't quite necessary like I did with the MEEB book for PPD.
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