Prepare for the ARE Vol. 2: Project Management

Enjoy hours of discussion about all of the hot topics you'll see on the architecture licensing exams. This course will focus on management work flows and processes geared toward ensuring a project flows smoothly.
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(21)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 16, 2017
Duration
7h 16m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction to ARE Preparation: Project Management
Resource Management (7-13% of Exam)
Project Work Planning: Part 1 (17-23% of Exam)
Project Work Planning: Part 2 (17-23% of Exam)
Contracts: Part 1 (25-31% of Exam)
Contracts: Part 2 (25-31% of Exam)
Contracts: Part 3 (25-31% of Exam)
Project Execution: Part 1 (17-23% of Exam)
Project Execution: Part 2 (17-23% of Exam)
Project Quality Control (19-25% of Exam)
Description
Course info
Rating
(21)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 16, 2017
Duration
7h 16m
Description

The ARE Preparation Videopedia has six volumes, each tackling the concepts outlined by NCARB for the exam. In this course, Prepare for the ARE Vol. 2: Project Management, you'll learn the content outlines in the NCARB exam specifications, including strategies to focus your studies and retain knowledge. First, you'll explore management strategies. Next, you'll discover AHPP workflows. Finally, you'll learn all about the lens of better quality control. By the end of this course, you'll be better prepared for the ARE project management exam.

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About the author

Kevin is a Project Manager at a small architecture firm, and doubles as an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Mt. San Antonio College. His specialties are software-centric, with a focus on workflows for production efficiency and creative enterprise.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
It's time to get ready to prepare for the ARE 5. 0 Project Management Exam. My name is Kevin Griendling, and I am an architect and Professor of Architecture in Southern California, and I'll help you learn and strategize how to pass this exam section. It may not be easy, but once you've passed, you're on your way to an even more successful career. This course will present and discuss the content outlines in the NCARB exam specifications, including strategies to focus your studies and retain knowledge. It covers management strategies and the Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice workflows, all through the lens of better quality control. NCARB suggests studying content in a manner that prepares you for success in the profession, and that's just what this course does. Whether or not you are just starting, or are already done with your architectural experience program, it's never too early to start preparing for the ARE 5. 0. After taking this course, you'll be prepared for questions on how to manage project resources, how to plan for project logistics, what contracts we use and how to use them, and how to properly execute a project plan. I look forward to helping prepare you for the ARE Project Management Exam. Good luck in your studies, and I'll see you on the inside.

Resource Management (7-13% of Exam)
Welcome back to our exam content centered around Resource Management. The Resource Management section of the exam is made up of three parts understanding and application, and one part analysis and evaluation, and this section makes up anywhere from 7 to 13% of the overall exam items to be included on test day. In terms of the content of the exam, the objectives are as follows. Candidates must determine criteria to assemble a team, and assess the criteria required to allocate and manage project resources. So this has a lot to do with the people that are on your team and how you're placing their responsibilities. The resources for this part of the exam include the Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, the 14th or 15th edition, Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings, and BIM and Integrated Designs: Strategies for Architectural Practice. Bear in mind that the Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, 15th edition, is most likely going to be the primary resource for this exam.

Project Work Planning: Part 1 (17-23% of Exam)
In this module, we're going to start looking at Project Work Planning: Section 1. Project work planning is a little bit weighted to understanding an application rather than severe analysis and evaluation, and it accounts for 17-23% of the overall exam. Some of the objectives that we're going to be exposed to throughout this content section is developing and maintaining project work plans, developing and maintaining project schedules, and understanding the communication to different project team members, those would be the owner, the architect, the contractor, and our consultants. The resources that are going to be key for this section are the Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice, 14th or 15th edition, and Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings, and finally, BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice.

Contracts: Part 1 (25-31% of Exam)
Welcome back to the next module. This is Contracts: Section 1. In this clip, I'm going to briefly review some of the agreement types that we're all familiar with up to this point. In our typical agreement structure, we have the Owner, the Architect, and the Contractor as the three main entities to the main contracts that we're going to discuss. On the Contractor side we have Subcontractors, and then on the Architect side we also have consultants to the architect. The main agreement that sets the guidelines for the particular agreements between parties is the A201, between the contractor and the subcontractor is the A401, and between the architect and the consultants is the C401. Between the architect and the owner we have contracts including, but not limited to the B101 and the B103, and then on the owner to contractor side, also including, but not limited to the A101, A102, and A103. If you'd like to see a complete list of all of the AIA standard forms and contracts, it's available at AIA. org or you can download it in the downloads section of this course. Within the Contracts modules we have four main contracts to discuss that you'll see listed on your resources within the ARE5. 0 Handbook, the first of which is the A201-2007, then the A701-1997, the B101-2007, and the C401-2007, and these represent for the A201, the General Conditions of the Contract for Construction, the A701 is the Instructions to Bidders, the B101 is the Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect, and the C401 is the Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant.

Contracts: Part 2 (25-31% of Exam)
Welcome back to Contracts: Section 2. In this module, we'll discuss the remaining agreement types and contract documents that we didn't discuss in the previous section. Make sure that you review the complete list of the AIA contract documents, which is included in the downloads section of this course as well, to be sure that you understand where these documents fall in the overall construct. We've already discussed in our previous module the A201-2007, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. That one is not a contract. We're going to discuss the A701-1997 Instructions to Bidders, the B101-2007 Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Architect, and the C401-2007 Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant. I must reiterate this disclaimer in this module, that I am not a lawyer, and that all contracts should be reviewed by a lawyer, prior to agreement when used in practice. Please don't just take these provisions as written in this course and apply them to your legal documentation. Additionally, these contract sections are abbreviated. Please refer to the attached documents in the downloads section for the full text, wherever possible. They are samples and commentary that are provided to the public from the AIA, and so they would be the most complete study material in written form.

Contracts: Part 3 (25-31% of Exam)
In this module, we'll be discussing the third section of Contracts. Let's quickly look back at the various agreement types that we should be reviewing for this exam. Make sure that you check in the downloads section of this course to see a complete list of all of the contracts that are available from the AIA. The ones that we're interested in here are as follows. We've already discussed the A201-2007, A701-1997, and the C401-2007. In this video, we'll discuss the B101-2007, the Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect. I'll reiterate the same disclaimer that I've put in the other videos, and that's that I'm not a lawyer, and that all your contracts should be reviewed by a lawyer prior to signing any agreements when used in practice. These contract sections are abbreviated, so please refer to the attached documents in the downloads section of this course for the full text.

Project Execution: Part 1 (17-23% of Exam)
This module is entitled, Project Execution: Section 1. I'm sure by now you're pretty tired of Contracts, which is a pretty dense section, and this one gets a little bit more visual, so hopefully that will help you out along your learning process. In Project Execution, we're now more heavily weighted toward analysis and evaluation, which is good because it gives you a little bit more of an opportunity to do some critical thinking, and it's a little bit more Project Execution is 17-23% of the overall exam content. Some of the objectives in project execution are evaluating compliance with the construction budget, addressing changes in the scope of the work and scope creep, evaluating documents to ensure the delivery method is supported, and of course, identifying and conforming to jurisdictional requirements. Let's jump into this section's content.

Project Quality Control (19-25% of Exam)
In this module, we'll discuss project quality control. Project quality control is heavily weighted toward analysis and evaluation, and it makes up 19-25% of the overall exam. The objectives in project quality control include adherence to laws and regulations relating to projects, maintaining quality control and reducing risks and liabilities, quality control reviews throughout the project schedule, and managing the design process to maintain design objectives. Bear in mind that most quality assurance/quality control methods are essentially embedded into previous modules. So while the content in this particular module is somewhat light, you'll see bits and pieces of quality control elements and notes throughout all of the modules for this exam. Also, this module is heavily based on methods and workflows that are established in the Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice.