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Daniel Spilman

Architect in training in the grand state of California. I have almost completed AXP and will be beginning to take my AREs this November with the launch of ARE 5.0.

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    Daniel Spilman commented,

    Ryan, How often will the charts be updated? Thanks,

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    Daniel Spilman commented,

    Hi Kurt! I'm doing well. Trying to tune into the community here and there to still participate. But just been busy with work! Haven't taken CSE yet...working studying for it still. Hopefully in a m...

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    Daniel Spilman commented,

    The question content of the ARE 5.0 specifically stays away from requiring one to pull random facts from memory. The exam is focused around evaluating and analyzing problems and applying knowledge ...

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    Simple answer for everyone - stop relying so heavily on the third-party study guides! They are basically cliff notes. They simply cannot properly prepare you to be an architect. Its evident from ot...

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    Daniel Spilman commented,

    Timothy, I'm sorry to hear about your struggles with PPD. Such a bummer. However, I honestly couldn't disagree more. I have nothing but positive things to say about 5.0. When I first started studyi...

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    Daniel Spilman commented,

    I don't believe anyone is just going to give you an answer here. Anyone that is studying for these exams needs to study this topic. There is are correct and incorrect applications of vapor barriers...

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    Daniel Spilman commented,

    Yes very small world! Yes they used to be Osborn before merging with NAC. Tim and Michael are incredible people to work for. I still can't find you on Facebook for some reason. But here is the link...

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    Daniel Spilman commented,

    Give me an idea of what your profile picture looks like so I can add the correct Rebeccas! 

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    Daniel Spilman commented,

    Rebecca, yes I'm right near downtown, in Chinatown specifically. I work at NAC Architecture. We're not far from Pasadena at all and are right across the street from the Chinatown Gold Line station....

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    Daniel Spilman commented,

    Amy,  As you stated above, the general rule of thumb is that the vapor barrier should go on the warm side of the insulation. This is because warmer typically has a greater moisture content. However...