PDD fail 2nd try

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    Mingjing Yang

    Fundamentals of Building Construction, MEEB.
    These two books are really helpful for me to pass ppd and pdd. I didn’t use other materials.
    Also, time management is very important. Try to have at least one and half hour for the case studies.
    Good luck!

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    I'd read the important chapters of the IBC entirely to get a broad overview of the code.  What books have you read?  I'd read Ballast a 2nd time too.  Read BCI and ASC. I would also do 2 hrs a day of practice exams for a period of 2 weeks before you retake the exam.  Review all questions you aren't 100% sure of and research all the questions you got wrong.

    Hope this helps & keep studying!

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

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    Sergio Eduardo Claure

    I've read the mehta book front to back. And have been using a variety of books and study material, where I put a lot of time into it, understanding the concepts. 

    I will try to do what you mentioned thanks.

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    Rebekka O'Melia (Edited )

    Good luck!  What's the mehta book?  You cannot go wrong reading Ballast, BCI & the IBC.

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

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    Tony Young

    Sergio,

    Hang in there man, I hear your frustration. I used the Metha book as my main source but I supplentmented with other source material. So if I was studying vapor barriers I watched videos , I read Graphic Standards etc to fill in the gaps.

    For me personally even when I've read books cover to cover I was least prepared. It takes me looking and different sources not just reading but videos, flashcards, or even making my own questions. Walking outside and looking at a structure and calling out the components. I literally sat on the balcony and looked at other structures and tried to make sense of how they were constructed. Bringing real life to words on a page makes it stick in your head. Good luck hang in there

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    Sergio Eduardo Claure

    Ok good to know same here a bit, yeah I'll do that study from different sources. 

    Yes I've been doing that as well, look at structures and call components and details out. It helps to do that to understand construction and structures better.

    Thanks

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