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    Nr

    Congratulation! Thank you for a great write up. 

    How much code IBC related question did you have to handle ? I am looking at chapter 7 in Building code illustrated and it seems quite involved.

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    Grant Urban

    I would recommend focusing your studying on exit and egress requirements, building heights and area requirements and fire suppression systems for IBC code-related questions. I know some of those chapters can be long and intimidating, but having a general understand of those requirements will definitely serve you well in the PA exam. The ARE 5.0 Handbook can tell you approximately how many questions on the test will involve code-related questions.

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    Nr

    Thank you, Grant! 

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    David Kaplan

    This is a very good summary of this exam!  Congrats on passing!

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    Ashley Biren

    Thank you Grant for your detailed tips! And congrats!

    Quick question for you, where's a good resource to study more on "WHICH consultants do WHAT scope of work" ?

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    Grant Urban

    Hey Ashley, as you come across different professionals and consultants mentioned in the resources I referenced above, just note what their role is in the scope of project planning and programming. Such as how a geotechnical engineer provides different information to the architect than a structural engineer or site surveyor or AHJ (authority having jurisdiction), etc. A lot of this can be found in the Ballast Review Manual, SPDH, and Planning/Urban Design Standards.

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