If you’re preparing for the Architecture Registration Exam 5.0 Construction & Evalutation (ARE CE) this is your one stop shop. While studying for the exams, a huge hassle was finding all the right resources. This is a place you can come to find a list of resources for the exam. If you have any additional resources, leave a comment below and I’ll add it to the list.
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ARE CE Books & Literature
To help guide you I’ve located [$] below for any links that lead to paid resources.
[$] means less than $50
[$$] means between $50 and $100
[$$$] means over $100
General Exam Resources
NCARB Recommended References for the ARE CE
NCARB ARE Handbook [Free] – An overview of what is tested on each of the ARE 5.0 divisions.
The American Institute of Architects Official Guide to the 2007 AIA Contract Documents [$$$] – “Using this book I actually found the entire topic [of contracts] engaging and I now have another level of depth concerning the profession of architecture. I read this book cover to cover and I am now enlightened in way I was previously not. Much to my surprise the content is interesting, well organized and clear. I will use this book as a professional resource for the rest of my career.” [Also Recommend for: PcM, PjM]
CSI MasterFormat [$$] – “MasterFormat 2004 Edition is expanded to include all aspects of a construction project – from the owner’s concept – to design – to facility management – and even demolition”
The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice [$$$] – A comprehensive resource for the “organization, preparation, use and interpretation of construction documents encompassing the entire life cycle of a facility”. It may be better to snag The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide [$$] which was put out 6 years after the CSI Manual of Practice. According to Kris (who left a comment below), this resource is more up-to-date, easier to understand, and less expensive. We’ll keep both since NCARB specifically references the older document.
Video Playlist on ARE CE
Online Resources & Downloads for the ARE Construction & Evaluation Exam