Project Planning and Design (PPD) Review Course - Pending NCARB Certification - Over 98% Exam Pass Rates

The Project Planning and Design ARE® 5.0 exam division reviews the preliminary design of buildings and sites through conceptual design, design associated with sustainability and the environment, and with codes and regulations such as universal design.

PPD content areas include:

  • Environmental Conditions & Context - The Environmental Conditions & Context content area examines the conditions of the site and context in building design based on site analysis examining building location, sustainable practices, and influence of neighborhood.
  • Codes & Regulations - The Codes & Regulations content area examines the role of zoning, environmental requirements, and building codes on design. It also includes the layering of multiple codes in the design of a project.
  • Building Systems, Materials, & Assemblies - The Building Systems, Materials, & Assemblies content area determines the implementation of structural systems, mechanical systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, acoustics, communications, fire suppression, conveying systems, and assemblies and materials that meet regulations, program, and budget constraints.
  • Project Integration of Program & Systems - The Project Integration of Program & Systems content area covers the determination and integration of building systems, program requirements, environment, and contextual conditions in building configuration.
  • Project Costs & Budgeting - The Project Costs & Budgeting content area covers cost evaluations and design process, considerations due to cost, and design alternatives.