# Alix Daguin

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### Question about floor area ratio and load ca skin dominated buildings!

Reading green building illustrated to help me out with the first section of the exam and I have a question about the impact of floor area ratio ie how compact a building is and load vs envelope do...

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Also are the proposed contract forms in the typical project manual, or are the actual signed/ agreed upon contract forms  and conditions of the contact in there. Meaning are agreed upon owner contr...

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### Project Manual

I am looking though study material pertaining to section 3 of the pdd exam and I would love some input about project manuals.   A lot of the study material makes it seem like a project manual inclu...

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### PDD CASE STUDY

I've read though a lot of the post here. I am understanding that the 2 pdd case studies of abput 20 questions had a lot of reference materials to sift through including a set of drawings. I am also...

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Hi! This is a lot of good info.    What did you do to practice for the case studies? Can you also talk a bit more about your study strategy. Did you read through those text books and take notes? Di...

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### adding sprinklers and calculating area increase - case study

We should have a decent handle on this for the case study correct? Hopefully we wont have to calculate frontage increase... maybe we do? But, my sprinkler question is about calculating the increa...

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right... duh   okay, so  am supposed to drop my spaces in and rotate them at a 10 degree angle to get this answer right. Is that correct?

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Awesome! Thanks that was helpful! I am referring to this particular question: Also I am wondering were you get 10 from exactly, how to know that 10 is the best degree of rotation in this case?   Th...

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### placing buildings in the exam or practice exam at an angle.

In sample item 8 the building is placed at a slight angle west of south on the site. Are we expected to angle our buildings as well? if so how do you actually go about doing this in the texting pro...

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### what should I worry about concerning the case study?

I took this exam once and failed. I am about to take it again in 2 weeks. I am practicing the ncarb case study, what else can I do?   Last time I found it very tricky to calculate the added square ...