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Brett Spencer

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    Brett Spencer commented,

    Hi Domenico, Definitely refer to David's approach outlined in his previous posts.  I used this and can confirm they are a solid study guide. As for my situation, I unfortunately did NOT pass either...

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    Brett Spencer commented,

    Hi Elif, Thanks for the insight.  Any chapters in particular that stuck out to you in Fundamentals of Building Construction?  Planning on reading it cover to cover but maybe there are some areas wh...

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    Brett Spencer commented,

    Seth, When I was studying for PPD I ran into this equation in Ballast as well.  I skipped over it and was happy I did.  In my opinion, I would focus more on understanding the questions the exam pro...

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    Brett Spencer commented,

    As a general comment, both Ballast and Brightwood (preciously Kaplan) are NOT NCARB approved materials, and I personally believe it’s for reasons like this. It’s easy to find errors or inconsisten...

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    Brett Spencer commented,

    I'm currently sitting at about 3 years of professional experience, most of my time spent in CD's.  Very confident in my ability to navigate through a CD set and am very comfortable with most detail...

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    Brett Spencer commented,

    David, Thanks for the write-up.  Very much appreciated.  It's also refreshing to hear, I think I may be more prepared than I am giving myself credit for.  First time taking these two so I'm really ...

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    PPD & PDD

    Hi everyone, I'm officially one week away from taking PPD (on 5/29) and PDD (5/31) and am looking for some advice.  I have gone through all of the study material I have assigned for myself and am g...

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    Brett Spencer commented,

    To add on to what David said,  I have found that a refresher of the following topics has been incredibly helpful: -- Wind Design & Lateral Loads on Buildings -- Building Orientation and Climati...

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    Brett Spencer commented,

    Thanks Gang! The last 3 questions I missed were all math equations from the case study. As I saw that I only had a minute left, I decided my time would be better spent solidifying my understandin...

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    Brett Spencer commented,

    The Architect's Studio Companion dives into this a little more.  They explain that maximum solar gain is achieved when an elongated building along the east-west access is oriented within 15 degrees...