Case Study pass strategy

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    Gang Chen

    Very good suggestions. A clear goal makes everything easier. You goal is to answer the case study questions, not reading the reference line by line.

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

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    Roma Agrawal (Edited )

    Thanks for the insight Charles.  Please share the list of resources you used for PPD?  Also, how much of structural concepts/ calculations are tested on the PPD exam? I take PPD in 2.5 weeks.

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    Elif Bayram

    Roma, I know you asked Charles, but I wanted to chime in. I don't recall getting any structural calculations on my second attempt and I remember having only  one structural calculation question at my first try. I would rather study to understand the conceptual side of it rather than worrying yourself about calculations. I highly recommend reading:

    - Simplified Engineering for Architects, Part-I. 

    -Structural Design, A Practical Guide for Architects - Chapters 1 & 2

    This chapters will give you a good understanding to answer all conceptual structures related questions. Hope this helps. Good luck!

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    Roma Agrawal

    Thanks Elif. Sounds good!

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    David Kesting

    Ditto that. I was really surprised at how little
    Info you need to answer the questions in the case study. The first time I took ppd and failed it I got the the case studies with like 2 hours left and wasted like 90 mins reading all into the first case study, speed through the second and didn’t have time to review my flags. The second time I took it I spent way more time on the test questions and then about and 75 mins to do the case studies. You really can answer most of them just reading them and thinking about what they are asking.

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