Studying for CE - What building technical info should I review

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    Ryan Alkire

    Architectural Graphic Standards should be a great reference for you to study wall assemblies/details. I would focus on being able to locate flashing, weeps, major wall components that help keep any/all water out of the building.

    I didn't locate which objective area this fell under, but typically you'll run across five or so questions that feel like they should belong to another exam. The more you know I guess...

    Best of luck, Ryan!

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    Gang Chen (Edited )

    “…the most important tip for quality control of a project is “Don’t leak and don’t fall.” For the “don’t fall” part, you need to pick a good structural engineer, and you need to do a good job to coordinate with him. For the “Don’t leak” part, you need to make sure ALL your exterior details need to work and keep the water and moisture out of your building.”  (Quoted from my book, Building Construction)

    Keep this in mind and you’ll know what to look for in the details. Knowledge on drip edges, proper flashing locations, location of moisture barrier within a wall section, etc. is very important.

    Gang Chen, Author, Architect, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)

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    Ardavan Tookaloo

    I just took this exam on Saturday. I have passed my PjM and PcM on my first try, then I studied for this exam and was feeling comfortable taking the exam and moving on. However on the exam, I faced like 20 or more questions that I didn't feel like belong to this test. I had at about 10-20 questions only on details, including but not limited to weeps, structure, flashing, roofing and such. I also had questions regarding the placement of FEC, site planing questions,.... The list continues.

    Now I am feeling I should take the exams in their order and instead of retaking the C&E again, I move on to Programming and Analysis. 

    But definitely I would say Architectural graphic standard could be a very important resource....

     

    Best of luck...

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    Brent Bumbaca

    Just got Architectural Graphic Standards 12th Edition. I'm going to take this test on the 23rd and would like to review the flashing, weeping, and major components that help keep water out a building. For anyone that did use Architectural Graphic Standards, can you help me narrow down what areas of the book I should focus on to get through the technical portions of this exam? Not gonna lie, it's a bit overwhelming just searching through this thing. 

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