The Architects Handbook of Professional Practice. What chapters are good to read for PM?

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    negar kolahi

    Hey Gustavo, in Willey website,you can find a list of specific chapters to read for each exam, please check this out: https://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-818786.html

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    Samy Shehata

    which book you read

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    Michael Ermann

    5, 9, 10, the last three sections, the contracts, and 1 is somewhat useful … the first 25 percent of each section is more useful then the rest because of how the book evolved. Long ago the book was shorter, but the wanted to keep up with changes in the industry so rather than edit what they had to reflect those changes, they invited experts to write NEW chapters to be added onto each section (CM, IPD, sustainability, BIM, etc)…this has several downstream effects:
    Each chapter within a section repeats a LOT of what the previous chapter wrote
    The book got too long

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    Matthew Bowers (Edited )

    Gustavo, here is the AHPP checklist I worked through for PjM:

    • Chapter 5.1: Architects and the Law (+ backgrounders)
    • Chapter 9: All* (except 9.6)
    • Chapter 10: All*
    • Chapter 11.1: Technology in Practice (skim)
    • Chapter 11.2: Technology in Project Delivery Phases (skim)
    • Chapter 12.1: Origins and Development of Quality Management (+ ISO 9001 backgrounder)
    • Chapter 12.2: Quality Management in Schematic Design
    • Chapter 12.3: Checklists
    • Chapter 13: All
    • Chapter 15: All (skim 15.3)
    • Chapter 16: All
    • Chapter 17: All but 17.3 & 17.4

    Use your best judgement regarding backgrounders for each chapter, but they are generally very useful. You'll run into the occasional few that are less helpful. Also keep in mind that there is a ton of overlap with PcM and CE throughout this book. It may be beneficial to go ahead and read through more CE-focused chapters as you encounter them.

    Edit: I realize now that I misread your question, and you're asking about PcM, not PjM. See my other comment, below.

    Here is the publisher's guide for PjM review: (I can add other divisions if you need them)

     

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    Matthew Bowers

    After realizing you were initially asking about PcM, here are Wiley's guides for PcM and CE:

     

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    I read all of AHPP for PjM and PcM.  I had an older student addition, which I actually liked.  It is shorter, more concise.

    The project delivery sections are for PjM.

    The business, finance, and practice section are for PcM.

    Some of the PjM material is on CE too.

    Hope this helps!

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

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    Gloria M Chavarria Bencomo

    Rebekka O'Melia

    Hello Rebekka - do you mind sharing the edition, year, or ISBN for the AHPP version you have? 

    Thanks, 

    Gloria 

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    Gloria,

    Mine is too old to recommend (it was helpful, but not up-to-date).  You need the 15th edition or newer.  I think the student edition is fine for the exam.  Your firm may have a copy of the full version too.

    If you don't mind an online free version, this should work:  https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Architecture_Student_s_Handbook_of_P/K3rfDQAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=architect%27s+handbook+of+professional+practice+student&printsec=frontcover

    Hope this helps & good luck on your exam!

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

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    Gustavo Masis

    Matthew Bowers

    The information you provided is excellent. Thank you, I have a week until the exam and this is what I will be reading.

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