Spoiler. It’s the Owner.
During a routine inspection to determine if the sandwich is substantially complete, the architect suspects that the contractor used chunky peanut butter instead of smooth peanut butter as required by the specifications. In accordance with AIA Document A201-2017, the architect requests to see the peanut butter. The contractor disassembles the sandwich, which exposes smooth peanut butter. Who pays for uncovering the peanut butter and reassembling the sandwich? The owner According to... Read More
New Resolutions + New Habits = Transform Your Life.
How to Create an ARE study Habit that Sticks. It’s mid-January, you’ve made your “get licensed” new year’s resolution, and purchased some ARE 5.0 study materials. But have you taken any real steps toward achieving your goal? Shopping is easy and purchasing stuff we think we need to start working towards our goal feels good. People join a gym, buy workout clothes, or stock their fridge with healthy foods. But that won’t get you to the gym 3 times a week, or force you to eat... Read More
ARE 5.0 Sample Question Breakdown
ARE 5.0 multiple choice questions are constructed so that only one of the answer choices is the best option. Because the remaining answer choices (distractors) are plausible, it’s the candidate’s job to dissect the question (stem) for clues as to why one answer choice is better than another. Take this NCARB sample problem, for example. During a routine site visit, the owner tells the architect to change the layout of two interior framed walls the contractor has already framed based... Read More
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