NCARB's Practice Tests - Earlier Versions



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    Ransolina Sawyerr

    Hello Bankole,

    Unfortunately I'm not aware of any resource for earlier versions of NCARB Practice tests, but Ido have a thought on the sample question posted here.

    It sounds like the question is asking for what force on the door would be equal and opposite to the force from the wind pressure.

    Taking the area of the door (3' x 7' = 21 sf) and multiplying by 20 psf from the wind gives you 420 pounds of force. 

    Hope that helps!


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    Rebekka O'Melia

    I wouldn't use older exams.  The topics just don't align now.

    Hope this helps!

    Rebekka O'Melia, NCARB, Step UP, B. Arch, M. Ed., Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses

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    Gang Chen

    No need to spend too much time on structural calcs. Just focus on understanding the concepts.

    Gang Chen, Author, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (

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