I had previously failed PjM, specifically chapters Project Quality Control and Resource Management.
My resources were limited to Young Architect Bootcamp, Schiff Harden lectures, Ballast, Kaplan textbooks, Designer Hacks and Architect's Handbook of Pro Practice. I did not feel prepared for the exam and was not surprised to get the Fail as a result. I am retaking it in 10 days
I have a few problem areas. I would greatly appreciate if you share any successful ways of memorizing or studying for these topics.
1)Time frames for actions according to B101 and A101. If someone has a visual chart/diagram or any other way to remember all these particular numbers, please share with me. I tried quizlet, AIA ARE app or flashcards, I just cannot remember.
2) Questions about Project Execution. Recently I came across this mock-up question asking what kind of AC should I use for the hospital. Then, it was the plateau excavation question. I get lost because I had never dealt with these situations. How can I get prepared?
3) Contract responsibilities. Schiff Hardin lectures help a great deal, but sometimes responsibilities get blurry for me. For instance, in situations when hired by an Architect Consultant makes a mistake in drawings, I believe it is Architect who is responsible because he has a Prime Contract with the Owner, and subsequently, he will transfer the risk on Consultant. Surprisingly for me, the correct way to answer is that the Consultant will have to respond to this Claim, not the Architect. Where can I find a clear guideline who is responsible for what besides in the contracts?
Thank you for any help or advice you can give.
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