Content Area 2 (codes) & 4 (program/systems)



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    Ethan Warren

    The architect's studio companion is a great book to learn about systems and codes. This book should be your primary resource for PPD. I don't know of any "cheat sheets" for learning codes, but this book along with building codes illustrated really helps break down the concepts. 

    If you're in a slump on PDD, it may help to find a well documented set of construction documents and flip through them to see how the details are. Architectural graphic standards also has some really good details.

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    Nicholas Civitano

    Ah my post got deleted!

    Anyway, quick recap: Building Codes illustrated is good, but nothing beats reading the IBC over and over to see the overlaps of Occupancy, construction Type, fire requirements, egress and accessibility. RLGA Code corner (google it) is great for summaries and Marty huie on youtube has good summaries too..
    For systems, Fundamentals of building construction touches on it, Building Construction illustrated, Arch studio companion is great, MEEB is really good but very dry, read chapters and take notes.
    for PDD, like Ethan said, try to get your hands on both Architectural AND consultant CD sets, get as familiar as you can.. a lot of the test is coordination so just knowing where to look is half the battle.

    Best of luck!

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