CDS/PDD: 5 Types Of Documents Every Architect Needs To Know

CDS/PDD: 5 Types Of Documents Every Architect Needs To Know

You have drafted up so many construction documents in your young hipping career. But when you're asked a question what goes inside bidding documents, you've no idea.

You hear your project architect interchangeably using the terms “specs” and “project manual”. But did you know they’re actually not the same thing?

Don't worry. I've got you cover!

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6 Tips to get Your NCARB AXP done

6 Tips to get Your NCARB AXP done

Remember when you first graduated, you looked at the 5600 AXP hours and you thought to yourself how am I ever going to get through this? 5600 hours = 700 days = roughly 2 years if you work everyday. But for most people, it usually takes 3 to 4 years because: first, you don't work every single day; second, you don't always get to work on the required categories. For me, it took about 3 years. When I got the email from NCARB that I had finished my AXP, it was one of the most exciting moments in my life. I want to share with you some tips that I have learned in completing my IDP, and some helpful links at the end of the article to help you navigate through this journey.

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ARE Day 053: CDS EXAM DAY

ARE Day 053: CDS EXAM DAY

Last week was crazy. Overtime all weekend. Deadline on Tuesday. Sick on Wednesday. Then exam on Thursday! I was so sick and out of it during the exam that I don’t really remember much. But I will try to share with you all. My exam was at 6pm on Thursday, so I took a day off from work and lay in bed all day just listening to the Schiff Hardin Lectures – very good overviews of the contracts and delivery methods right before the exam.

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ARE Day 035: Scheduled My Exam

ARE Day 035: Scheduled My Exam

What's your study tunes? I am up to the fifth album of Colour Haze today...For some reasons, the tunes help me focus and energized when I study. It's probably just because I like their music. Anyway, work had been super busy this past week that I couldn't study for a week. To stop myself from infinitively pushing off my studying because of work, I finally scheduled my exam! 

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