CE Second Take - No Luck

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    Maybe change gears and try to pass PA next?

    CE and PDD are related in my opinion.  If you cannot pass CE, I would avoid PDD.

    I recommend reading Fundamentals of Building Construction by Iano.  If you haven't done much site observation at work and CA, that would be beneficial too. 

    Did you read the ARE Handbook and do the Demo Exam?

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

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    Ramsey Young

    If you can swing for black spectacles, their new study material for CE is extremely detailed and helpful. They go into key parts of the contracts for CE but you should still read and understand them thoroughly.

    I only studied this along with the contracts and managed to pass. Their practice exams are great for getting used to the format, it's exactly like NCARB. Including the janky whiteboard. They're also slightly easier than the actual exams but are still great practice and give you an idea of what you need to improve upon.

    For this exam, I would say it's worth the money. Unfortunately they only have their new CE material out, they claim the rest is supposed to come out this year.

    Good luck!

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    Stephen Mullins

    I agree with Rebekka. Move on to the design exams PA, PPD, & PDD. You can circle back to CE at the end with a new perspective. For PPD & PDD read Fundamentals of Building Construction from cover to cover. It's THE reference for those tests and for CE (to minor a degree). 

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