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    Kelly Duignan

    Nasheet, I also have this question and hope that others can chime in on some key chapters to review, and in how much detail we need to know certain details.  I saw somewhere else someone mentioned Chapter 7 being a good one to review.

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    Kelly Duignan

    Hi Adam,

    Congrats on your pass and thank you for the additional info! I am onto studying for CE after passing PjM a few weeks ago and have heard that there were construction details/questions and have been trying to pin down what kind of content I need to study as far as that content goes.

    Thanks!

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    Matthew Cooper

    I'm getting the feeling that this test is experienced very differently for different people. On the one hand, I keep reading (in this forum and in the Handbook matrix) that it's principally about the contracts and what the role of the architect at each stage is. Now reading this it sounds like it's about weep holes and HVAC as well. I'll be taking it in a week so I'm glad to have just read this post; I'll add some construction details to my studies pronto. 

    Thanks all. 

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    Matthew Cooper

    Thanks for the clarification, Adam.

    I'm feeling pretty comfortable with the contracts, having already passed PjM and PcM this year. Spent today reading parts of Fundamentals of Building Construction (great book; I'd recommend it to anyone here as a book to own).

    Good luck to everyone. 

    Matt

     

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    Michael Ermann

    My favorite book for construction details, especially for rain (including flashing), air control, thermal control (insulation), and vapor control is High Performance Enclosures by John Straube. Go here to buy it (I don't think it is on Amazon). Honestly, it would be worth reading for every architect even if there was no exam. For damp-proofing and water-proofing this EPA document (Moisture Control Guidance for Building Design, Construction and Maintenance) is also quite good. If you'd prefer to watch animated video versions of these two publications, we have what you need for the exam on the topic of building details in our The Amber Book online video course--Michael Ermann, creator of The Amber Book.

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    David Kesting

    MIchael

    I just purchased the High Performance Enclosures book. I will review it when it arrives and write again regarding how it reads and compares to the Ching Building Construction Illustrated book and the Allen/Iano Building Construction book.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    D

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