BDCS Background.txt

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BDCS Background.txt
2013-11-28 09:02:31

ARE - Building Design and Construction Systems Overview and History
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  1. ARE
    Architect Registration Exam
  2. NCARB
    National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  3. NCARB Core Values
    • LATICE
    • Leadership, Accountability, Transparency, Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence
  4. Licensure
    The actual issuance and maintenance of an architectural license. (Registration)
  5. Purpose of ARE
    Assesses candidates for knowledge, skills, and ability to provide various services in the field of architecture.
  6. Who accepts the ARE?
    54 US member boards and Canadian provinces
  7. NCARB mission
    Protects the public health, safety and welfare through the development of standards for licensure.
  8. Prometric
    Test center administration consultants
  9. Alpine
    Builds, maintains and improves testing programs.
  10. ICC
    International Code Council - A collaborative association that develops standard codes used in the design and build process focused on constructing safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures and communities.
  11. Specific Codes and purposes
    International Building Code (IBC) - 

    International Mechanical Code (IMC) -

    International Plumbing Code (IPC) -

    International Residential Code (IRC) -
  12. US Department of Justice
    • 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
    • Federal Law
    • Used for federally funded projects
  13. ANSI
    • American National Standards Institute
    • A117.1: Accessible and usable building standards
    • Made applicable by the building code
    • Use for non-federally funded projects
  14. NFPA Codes
    • National Fire Protection Association
    • 101 Life Safety Code
    • 70 National Electrical Code
  15. ACI
    • American Concrete Institute
    • 318-08: Building code requirements for structural concrete
  16. AIA documents
    • American Institute of Architects
    • B141: Standard form of agreement between owner and architect

    A201: General conditions of the contract for construction
  17. AISC
    • American Institute of Steel Construction
    • 360-05: Specification for structural steel buildings
    • 340-05: Seismic provisions for structural steel buildings
  18. ASCE
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • 7-05: Minimum design loads for buildings and other structures.
  19. ASTM
    American Society for Testing and Materials