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Project Development & Documentation


Overview of the Project Development & Documentation Division

The Project Development & Documentation division will evaluate objectives associated with the integration and documentation of building systems, material selection, and material assemblies into a project. The division will concentrate on matters pertaining to the development of design concepts, evaluation of materials and technologies, selection of suitable construction techniques, and appropriate construction documentation. Candidates are required to exhibit knowledge and skills in the integration of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and specialty systems into the overall project design and documentation.

Number of items: 100
Test duration: 4 hr 5 min
Allowed break time: 45 min
Total appointment time: 5 hr

This division is divided into five sections, each focusing on a different aspect of PDD. In parentheses, you’ll find the expected number of items (questions) of each section in the PPD exam.

1. Integration & Coordination of Building Systems (31-37)
2. Construction Documentation (32-38)
3. Project Manual & Specifications (12-18)
4. Codes & Regulations (8-14)
5. Construction Cost Estimates (2-8)

Section 1: Integration & Coordination of Building Systems

This section focuses on the integration and coordination of building systems and technologies within a project. It focuses on solving and detailing systems and assemblies.

Section 2: Construction Documentation

This section delves into the creation of project documentation. It covers the preparation of drawings and specifications that communicate the design intent and guide the construction of a project.

Section 3: Project Manual & Specifications

This section focuses on the preparation of a project manual and specifications. It covers the organization, coordination, and preparation of project-specific information that guides the construction of a project.

Section 4: Codes & Regulations

This section focuses on the codes and regulations that govern architectural projects. It covers the application of building codes, accessibility standards, and other regulatory requirements. Contrary to other divisions, it looks at codes and regulations at a detail level and how they relate to project documentation.

Section 5: Construction Cost Estimates

The last section focuses on the construction cost and estimates. It only contains one objective and is the smallest section in the division.

For more detailed information, refer to the ARE 5.0 Guidelines and NCARB’s website.

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