Kevin Griendling - Pluralsight

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    Kevin Griendling

    Hi Mona,

    Glad to hear my courses were so useful in your studies! Thanks for the compliments. I am currently working on PPD (coming very soon!), with some background efforts to reorganize how I will be delivering PDD and CE later this year. You can look forward to PDD this fall.

    All the best,

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    Yoelki Amador

    Hi Kevin

     I know you said above that PDD was coming this Fall. I'll be taking PDD in a month and I was wondering how close you are with the study guide for this division. 

    thanks in advance, 

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    Kevin Griendling

    Yoelki,

    I'm in production right now with a November deadline. It should publish sometime in December with CE coming out VERY soon after.

    Best,

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    Patricia Sakata (Edited )

    Hi Kevin, congratulations on the material you put out!  Very concise and comprehensive.  Having the AHPP break-down of sections for PcM and PjM have become indispensable.  Is there something similar for "The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice" for PjM?  Also, besides the Schiff Hardin lectures, do you have any other recommendations for contract resources?

    Thank you!
    Patricia

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    Kevin Griendling

    Hi Patricia,

    I haven't marked up the index of that book. The best resources beyond Schiff Hardin or my course are the contracts with commentary. The AIA breaks down each line with notes for what its purpose is. You can find them on their website.

    All the best,

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    Patricia Sakata

    Great thanks for the response, Kevin!!  And your material really is very helpful.

    Best of luck with all your endeavors,

    Patricia

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    Abigail Pleiss

    Hi Kevin!

    Your videos have been beyond helpful. Thank you so much. You clearly spend a lot of time tailoring the content towards what you think will actually be on the exam and focusing on large concepts and rules-of-thumb that can be extrapolated during the exam, instead of just compiling a ton of information that would be impossible to absorb like other study guides.

    That being said, I'm sorry to nag, but I have PDD scheduled for December 31st. Any chance you'll have your video out by then? Then I have CE on January 25th. 

    Thanks!

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    Kevin Griendling

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the awesome comments Abigail. Unfortunately I am missing the mark on my original timeline. I will be finishing production in the next two weeks, but with content editing and publication pipelines being what they are around the holidays it most likely will publish some time in early or mid January. Sorry that is a bit late for many of your test dates :( but I am hoping CE will come out VERY quickly after that... not by January 25th though.

    Good luck!

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    Sydney Cochran

    Hi Kevin, 

    Any update on when PDD will be posted to Pluralsight? Hoping to use your course as a final review for my exam on January 28th! It's my last exam, and your courses are always a huge help in passing!

    Thanks!!!

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    Kevin Griendling

    Hi Sydney,

    I am in the middle of working with my editors on QA/QC items right now, and when they are done it takes a couple weeks for it to process and post. I am hopeful it will be out by then, but for your sake, I wouldn't count on it. Focus on the NCARB manual matrix materials that are most relevant to your areas of weakness.

    Best of luck,

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    Kadina Arosemena Rich

    Thanks Kevin, hopefully CE is out sometime February, for what I can read from your comments. I will definitely postpone my exam until they are out. The videos quality are great.

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    Kevin Griendling

    Kadina,

    Don't do that! Take the exam. Read the contracts with commentary, use Schiff Hardin lectures, and study Architectural Graphic Standards. It wouldn't hurt to begin with Building Construction Illustrated if you're rusty on the detailing side of the business.

    Waiting on me is just an excuse to avoid passing your exams!

    Best of luck,

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    Amber Holden-O'Donnell

    Hi Kevin, I have been following this post and have to ask, how are things coming along with your PDD course? Thank you!

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    Kevin Griendling

    Hi Amber (and everyone),

    The PDD course published this week! you can find it here: https://www.pluralsight.com/courses/are-vol-5-project-development-documentation 

    Good luck and let me know if you have any questions!

     

    All the best,

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    Amber Holden-O'Donnell

    Thank you so much, Kevin.

    Your courses are so helpful!

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    Melody Ray (Edited )

    ...and CE? 

    Thanks Kevin, I appreciate your work. 

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    Kevin Griendling

    It will be a few months before CE publishes :)

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    Melody Ray

    Thank you Kevin, do they have a specific month in mind now?

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    Kevin Griendling

    Melody,

    It really depends on my schedule and when I can get it done. Each one takes a few months, and I just signed the contract for this one a couple weeks ago. I will be trying my hardest to get this one out swiftly so I can go back and update code references and improve my other courses. :)

    Best of luck,

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    Melody Ray (Edited )

    Thanks for the hard work Kevin. 

    Pre-Feedback: Construction Details, Site Observation, and Calculations are the main missing content in the available ARE Exam Prep Subscriptions according to this ARE 5.0 Community.

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    Charmaine LT

    Hi Kevin,

    I love your review material, just checking when do you think CE  will come out? Thanks!

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    Kevin Griendling

    Charmaine,

    Thanks for the vote of confidence! I am glad you find my materials valuable. I am exceptionally delayed on CE, where my target was originally early summer, but there were some administrative issues holding up the pipeline. I am back in the pit with my nose to grindstone and working on getting it out by end of summer. I hope this fits your study timeline!

    All the best and good luck!

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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