Building Construction Illustrated - What to study for PA?

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    David Kaplan

    Shreya,

    I personally did not read this book for the PA exam - I felt it was most applicable to PDD, and slightly applicable to PPD.  This being said, you may want to look at some of the site and earthwork sections of BCI, and if it goes into soil types and soil reports, look at that as well. 

    Others may have different input, but that's my two cents, and based on my experience with the PA test I found this to be a correct approach.  Now, the other BCI - Building CODES Illustrated - that is a good one for PA.

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    Shreya Agarwal

    Thanks David! What chapters would you suggest for going through building codes illustrated? I have the 5th edition.

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    David Kaplan


    Shreya,

    Take a look at my post here for my study approach to PA. Scroll down past the paragraphs dealing with 4.0 / 5.0 transition and you'll see my full study guide, the code sections are outlined there. Others have found this helpful:

    https://are5community.ncarb.org/hc/en-us/community/posts/360000009867-4-0-5-0-Transition-advice 

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