PDD vs PPD

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    David Kaplan

    Albert,

    The long and short of it is this:

    PPD deals with the Schematic and Design Development phases of a project.  

    PDD deals with the full Construction Document phase of a project.

    An example of this: PPD would ask you to identify which structural system would be appropriate for a building.  PDD would assume you already have that selected and might ask you specific questions about it.  I hesitate to use that example btw because you should NOT think that you are going to have to do crazy structural equations on either test.

    See if this link helps you.  It includes my study resources for the PDD test, but in this text, you'll also see the link for what I studied for PPD. I, too, took the combined study approach.  

    https://are5community.ncarb.org/hc/en-us/community/posts/360000825207-Passed-PPD-study-approach 

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    David Kaplan

    My bad - just realized that the link above is JUST for the PPD test.  Search online here for my name and you should find my PDD one as well.

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    Xiner Liu

    David, 

    NCARB seems to have been taking posts down for PDD! We lost everything before 2019. Do you happen to have your post-exam thoughts saved somewhere else? Much appreciated!!

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    David Kaplan

    Xiner,

    Unfortunately I don't, sorry!

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