AIA ARCHIPREP Questions

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    Mark Baker

    Hey Paul,

    My answer to you is that ARCHIPREP has a button that allows you to notify them when you find be fuddling things like this.  My coworker has done this several times when he KNOWS he has the correct answer and the Archiprep probably just wrote an incorrect word.

    Mark

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    Paul Carson

    Oh my dear Jacob, I so feel your pain.  First, I don't have answers, mere thoughts, as follows:

    Yes, it should be "The Contractor should do which of the following?"

    AND, 2,3 & 4  are all definite answers; however, I was under the impression that ARCH should never "instruct" the GC. Or, so, since these questions are always provided with minimal information; you should assume that the owner has already given ARCH permission to "instruct" GC to stop work?  The only people/entities who can "stop the Work", are:

    1./building official: because of national emergency, non-compliance with codes, etc.

    2./owner: if GC is failing to comply with codes, installing hazardous materials or dangerous construction methods, or building is in "non-conformance" with the Contract Documents.

    In all, don't stress about the "semantics" in wording, trust your gut and move on.  So I would say this question would be correct in all 5-answers, so long as you replace "contractor" with "ARCH".  Hope this helps.  And feel free to chime in on my frustrated question to follow.

    3./ ARCH can NEVER "Stop work".

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    Paul Carson (Edited )

    I am positive that this is just a "rant" from me today; however, sometimes the ONLY way to absorb the idiocracies of these exams, is to complain online to see if anyone has a calming solution for "trick" questions.  Of which, NCARB claims they are not asking such tricks, as follows:

    In my eyes, I thought I nailed this question; turns out, I needed to MEMORIZE the chapter # in answer (3), because Chapter 11A is "housing" and NOT STAIR DESIGN.  Are you kidding me??? Tell me this is a trick question? They have an index in almost every book I have read, over 300; so why would NCARB make us memorize Chapter #'s???  So futile and childish!!!

    Does anyone have a calming solution for me, so I can continue learning "proper" architecture???

    BTW, the answer is 1 & 4.

     

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    Paul Carson

    OK, cool Mark, thanks. I will look for this command; however, I believe my ArchExamPrep is a different platform from a separate 3rd party entity.  And, in case ' wrong, I don't want to through anyone under the bus.  This platform is approved by c-a-r-b; although, ONLY PjM and PcM thus far...and I am happy with these results. 

     

    And to be honest, most of the time, a few days after I have fully forgotten about said ambiguity, I find something very similar in the AHPP that will allow me to 'guess' better on the actual exam.

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