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Magdalena Balian

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    Completed ARE 5.0

    I just completed the 5.0 ARE and it was a pretty smooth ride thanks to all the support and advice offered by the NCARB Community.  The posts throughout these boards helped me find a balance between...

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    Magdalena Balian commented,

    Same here, similar materials with different emphasis. I think PDD is going to have more calculation questions that require actual sizing of HVAC and structural components so I'm going to get a good...

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    Magdalena Balian commented,

    Congratulations Kyle! Great advice! Having just passed PPD (on first try) I wanted to chime in on this post. I was a little nervous about this exam and I’m in agreement Kyle’s study tips and readin...

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    Magdalena Balian commented,

    Hi Amanda, I've taken PcM and CE so far, taking PjM this month and I'm already studying ahead for PPD and PDD. So far I haven't run into many exam questions requiring intensive knowledge of unit ...

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    Magdalena Balian commented,

    I took the CE exam yesterday and in preparation I studied the A201, B101 & C401 contracts as well as several other AIA forms relevant to construction closeout. I also read through CSI's Constructio...

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    Magdalena Balian commented,

    Another tip that I haven't seen mentioned elsewhere, the AHPP 15th edition is available on iBooks. Its the same price as hardcover but not nearly as daunting as carrying around a 1200pg textbook. O...

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    Magdalena Balian commented,

    Following up on my previous question, are there any other measurement conversions I should brush up on to succeed in the exams? I'd hate to fail an exam for something as silly as incorrectly conver...

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    Magdalena Balian commented,

    Nick, thanks so much. I grew up with the metric system! Google told me 1 cubic foot = 0.037 cubic yards. Could you recommend a good imperial conversion chart I can rely on for the ARE exams?

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    Magdalena Balian commented,

    Hi Ryan, I have a similar question about rounding rules for Sample Item 9 in the PjM section of the ARE 5.0 handbook. The question says "round to the nearest whole dollar" however in the answer pr...