IBC 2012 vs 2015 for October 2018 exam?

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    David Kaplan

    Yes. However, you should not be thinking that the studying you've been doing of 2012 is now a total waste. It absolutely is worthwhile, and you'll find when you start studying 2015 that there isn't THAT much different.
    Table 503 in 2012 is now three separate tables in 2015. Same info, just presented differently. Know how to read the 2015 format.

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    David Kaplan

    Additionally, 2012 BCI is still very very helpful in explaining the concepts behind the codes. None of that has really changed. I think if you had 2012 BCI but got the 2015 IBC, you'd be good.

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    Yazan Hamdan

    Hey Guys i am kind of in the same boat .. many of the AIA contract documents have been updated to the 2017 versions and all the study material/practice questions is referencing the previous versions any recommendations on how best to prepare for the tests ?

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    Kellin Vellenoweth (Edited )

    The ARE 5 Handbook has a list of AIA Contract Document Abbreviations: 

    Do you need to know any of these for the PPD or PDD exams?

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    David Kaplan

    Kellin,
    Unless someone else advises otherwise, the answer is none. There are no contract questions on those tests. I personally had zero.

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    Kellin Vellenoweth

    Thank you David!  I just found the abbreviation page and the Reference Matrix in the ARE 5 Handbook, and it supports you in that AIA Contracts are not in the PPD or PDD exams.

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