Building Systems

Author: Holly Williams Leppo
Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1591263298
Release Date: 2010-12
Genre: Architecture

Updated to the 2009 International Building Code Get the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Building Systems division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) with Building Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam. 123 challenging sample problems are presented in the same formats as the problems on the exam, including multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank. A sample vignette prepares you for the graphic portion of the exam. Clearly explained solutions, are provided to supplement your review. Also included is a realistic 95-problem practice exam that simulates the actual exam experience through content areas covered, length, level of difficulty, format, and the use of logical distractors. The practice exam includes a vignette covering mechanical and electrical plans just like the actual exam. Coverage of the Building Systems Content Areas Acoustics Codes and Regulations Electrical Environmental Issues HVAC Lighting Plumbing Specialties Mechanical and Electrical Plan Vignette Features and Benefits Challenging sample problems in the same format as the exam provide the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Building Systems division of the ARE. Downloadable PDF files, which can be can be imported into your drafting software, allow you to practice creating graphic vignette solutions. Practical tips for approaching the multiple choice sections, solving the vignettes, and using the vignette software help you avoid common mistakes. Updated codes and standards provide you with the most current ARE review materials.

Site Planning Design

Author: David Kent Ballast
Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1591261546
Release Date: 2008-11
Genre: Architecture

Successfully Prepare for the Site Planning & Design Division of the ARE Get the realistic problem-solving practice you need to pass the Site Planning & Design division of the ARE with Site Planning & Design: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam. 63 challenging sample problems are presented in the same formats as the problems on the exam, including multiple choice, check all that apply, and fill in the blank. Two sample vignettes in Site Design and Site Grading are designed to help build your confidence and prepare you for the exam. Clearly explained solutions, many of which are enhanced with study notes, are provided to supplement your review. After completing the sample problems, make sure you are fully prepared for the exam by taking the realistic practice exam. Designed to help you manage your study time effectively by identifying your areas of strength and weakness, the practice exam includes 65 multiple-choice problems as well as Site Grading and Site Design vignettes. This practice exam mirrors the actual exam through the topics covered, length, level of difficulty, format, and the use of logical distractors. Coverage of the Site Planning & Design Topics Circulation and Parking Urban Development and Community Influences Climate and Sustainable Design Other Site Design Influences Legal and Economic Influences Site Design Site Analysis Site Grading Transportation and Utilities _____________________________ Since 1975 more than 2 million people preparing for their engineering, surveying, architecture, LEED®, interior design, and landscape architecture exams have entrusted their exam prep to PPI. For more information, visit us at www.ppi2pass.com.

Construction Documents Services

Author: Holly Williams Leppo
Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1591263239
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Architecture

Updated to the 2007 AIA Documents Get the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Construction Documents & Services division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) with Construction Documents & Services: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam. 123 challenging sample problems are presented in the same formats as the problems on the exam, including multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank. A sample vignette prepares you for the graphic portion of the exam. Clearly explained solutions, are provided to supplement your review. Also included is a realistic 100-problem practice exam that simulates the actual exam experience through content areas covered, length, level of difficulty, format, and the use of logical distractors. The practice exam includes a building section vignette just like the actual exam. Coverage of the Construction Documents & Services Content Areas Bidding Procedures and Documents Codes and Regulations Construction Administration Services Construction Drawings Contractual Documents Project and Practice Management Project Manual and Specifications Building Section Vignette Features and Benefits Challenging sample problems in the same format as the exam provide the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Construction Documents & Services division of the ARE. Downloadable PDF files, which can be can be imported into your drafting software, allow you to practice creating graphic vignette solutions. Practical tips for approaching the multiple choice sections, solving the vignettes, and using the vignette software help you avoid common mistakes. Updated codes and standards provide you with the most current ARE review materials.

Extreme Programming Explained

Author: Kent Beck
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321278654
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

The first edition of "Extreme Programming Explained" is a classic. It won awards for its then-radical ideas for improving small-team development, such as having developers write automated tests for their own code and having the whole team plan weekly. Much has changed in five years. This completely rewritten second edition expands the scope of XP to teams of any size by suggesting a program of continuous improvement based on: five core values consistent with excellence in software development; eleven principles for putting those values into action; and, thirteen primary and eleven corollary practices to help you push development past its current business and technical limitations. Whether you have a small team that is already closely aligned with your customers or a large team in a gigantic or multinational organization, you will find in these pages a wealth of ideas to challenge, inspire, and encourage you and your team members to substantially improve your software development.

Test driven Development

Author: Kent Beck
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321146533
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

Write clean code that works with the help of this groundbreaking software method. Example-driven teaching is the basis of Beck's step-by-step instruction that will have readers using TDD to further their projects.

NCIDQ IDPX Sample Questions and Practice Exam

Author: David Kent Ballast
Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 1591265274
Release Date: 2017-02-02
Genre: Architecture

NCIDQ IDPX Sample Questions and Practice Exam contains 275 exam-like, multiple-choice problems that will help you to pass the Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX). The problems are organized in two parts. The first part includes 100 sample questions that cover the seven content areas of the exam. The second part consists of a 175-problem practice exam that is consistent with the exam's content areas, format, and level of difficulty. Detailed answers are included for all sample and practice exam problems.

Are Secrets Study Guide

Author: Mometrix Media
Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC
ISBN: 1609712013
Release Date: 2015-02-25
Genre: Architecture

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** ARE Secrets helps you ace the Architect Registration Examination, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive ARE Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. ARE Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to ARE Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive General Strategy review including: Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, Valid Information, Avoid Fact Traps, Milk the Question, The Trap of Familiarity, Eliminate Answers, Tough Questions, Brainstorm, Read Carefully, Face Value, Prefixes, Hedge Phrases, Switchback Words, New Information, Time Management, Contextual Clues, Don't Panic, Pace Yourself, Answer Selection, Check Your Work, Beware of Directly Quoted Answers, Slang, Extreme Statements, Answer Choice Families; A comprehensive Pre-Design review including: Traffic Noise, Contour lines, Design Development Phase, On-Site Utility Studies, Dynamic compaction, Floor Area Ratio (FAR), Asbestos, Travel Distance to Exits, Permeability, International Building Code, Vegetated swales, Right of way, Esthetic zoning, Down zoning, Special use permits; A comprehensive General Structures review including: Flat Plate Floor System, Types of Loads, Proctor test, One-Way Joist Floor System, Advantages of Concrete Structures, Post-tensioned concrete, Roof Loads, Progressive Collapse, Flexure Theory, Columns, Fillet weld, Howe truss, Shear Stress versus Shear Strain, Modulus of Rigidity, Arch, Compressive (or tensile) Stress; A comprehensive Lateral Forces review including: Design wind pressure, Liquefaction, Seismic waves, Snow loading, and much more...

Structural Systems

Author: Rima Taher
Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 159126331X
Release Date: 2010-12
Genre: Architecture

Updated to the 2009 International Building Code Get the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Structural Systems division of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) with Structural Systems: ARE Sample Problems and Practice Exam. 125 challenging sample problems are presented in the same formats as the problems on the exam, including multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank. A sample vignette prepares you for the graphic portion of the exam. Clearly explained solutions, are provided to supplement your review. Also included is a realistic 125-problem practice exam that simulates the actual exam experience through content areas covered, length, level of difficulty, format, and the use of logical distractors. The practice exam includes a vignette covering structural layout just like the actual exam. Coverage of the Structural Systems Content Areas Concrete Structures Connections Foundation Systems Lateral Forces: Principles Notable Structures and Engineers Seismic Design Statics and Strength of Materials Steel Structures Structural Analysis Truss Analysis Walls and Retaining Walls Wind Design Wood Structures Structural Layout Vignette Features and Benefits Challenging sample problems in the same format as the exam provide the realistic practice you need to successfully prepare for the Structural Systems division of the ARE. Downloadable PDF files, which can be can be imported into your drafting software, allow you to practice creating graphic vignette solutions. Practical tips for approaching the multiple choice sections, solving the vignettes, and using the vignette software help you avoid common mistakes. Updated codes and standards provide you with the most current ARE review materials.

xUnit Test Patterns

Author: Gerard Meszaros
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132797467
Release Date: 2007-05-21
Genre: Computers

Automated testing is a cornerstone of agile development. An effective testing strategy will deliver new functionality more aggressively, accelerate user feedback, and improve quality. However, for many developers, creating effective automated tests is a unique and unfamiliar challenge. xUnit Test Patterns is the definitive guide to writing automated tests using xUnit, the most popular unit testing framework in use today. Agile coach and test automation expert Gerard Meszaros describes 68 proven patterns for making tests easier to write, understand, and maintain. He then shows you how to make them more robust and repeatable--and far more cost-effective. Loaded with information, this book feels like three books in one. The first part is a detailed tutorial on test automation that covers everything from test strategy to in-depth test coding. The second part, a catalog of 18 frequently encountered "test smells," provides trouble-shooting guidelines to help you determine the root cause of problems and the most applicable patterns. The third part contains detailed descriptions of each pattern, including refactoring instructions illustrated by extensive code samples in multiple programming languages.

Families Schools and Communities Together for Young Children

Author: Donna Couchenour
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285687254
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Education

FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITIES: TOGETHER FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 5th Edition, emphasizes the role of families and communities in children's education, and is geared to meeting national standards in teacher preparation programs. Content reflects current research and best practices in education. Divided into two sections, this book helps you understand contemporary families and provides you with the skills that you will need to build relationships with families and the community. You'll find specific ideas and strategies for increasing family involvement in the community and schools, encouraging learning at home, working with military families, recognizing family strengths, diversity in the classroom, and many other topics. New content includes integration of current standards and a new video feature as well as expanded material on advocacy, technology, and strategies for dealing with parents. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Implementation Patterns

Author: Kent Beck
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 013270255X
Release Date: 2007-10-23
Genre: Computers

Software Expert Kent Beck Presents a Catalog of Patterns Infinitely Useful for Everyday Programming Great code doesn’t just function: it clearly and consistently communicates your intentions, allowing other programmers to understand your code, rely on it, and modify it with confidence. But great code doesn’t just happen. It is the outcome of hundreds of small but critical decisions programmers make every single day. Now, legendary software innovator Kent Beck—known worldwide for creating Extreme Programming and pioneering software patterns and test-driven development—focuses on these critical decisions, unearthing powerful “implementation patterns” for writing programs that are simpler, clearer, better organized, and more cost effective. Beck collects 77 patterns for handling everyday programming tasks and writing more readable code. This new collection of patterns addresses many aspects of development, including class, state, behavior, method, collections, frameworks, and more. He uses diagrams, stories, examples, and essays to engage the reader as he illuminates the patterns. You’ll find proven solutions for handling everything from naming variables to checking exceptions.

Test driven Development

Author: David Astels
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131016490
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

* *A practical complimentary book to Kent Beck's Test-Driven Development *Ensures robust, bug-free software by advocating testing before coding *Key points are illuminated by examples in Java

Growing Object Oriented Software Guided by Tests

Author: Steve Freeman
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321699769
Release Date: 2009-10-12
Genre: Computers

Test-Driven Development (TDD) is now an established technique for delivering better software faster. TDD is based on a simple idea: Write tests for your code before you write the code itself. However, this "simple" idea takes skill and judgment to do well. Now there's a practical guide to TDD that takes you beyond the basic concepts. Drawing on a decade of experience building real-world systems, two TDD pioneers show how to let tests guide your development and “grow” software that is coherent, reliable, and maintainable. Steve Freeman and Nat Pryce describe the processes they use, the design principles they strive to achieve, and some of the tools that help them get the job done. Through an extended worked example, you’ll learn how TDD works at multiple levels, using tests to drive the features and the object-oriented structure of the code, and using Mock Objects to discover and then describe relationships between objects. Along the way, the book systematically addresses challenges that development teams encounter with TDD—from integrating TDD into your processes to testing your most difficult features. Coverage includes Implementing TDD effectively: getting started, and maintaining your momentum throughout the project Creating cleaner, more expressive, more sustainable code Using tests to stay relentlessly focused on sustaining quality Understanding how TDD, Mock Objects, and Object-Oriented Design come together in the context of a real software development project Using Mock Objects to guide object-oriented designs Succeeding where TDD is difficult: managing complex test data, and testing persistence and concurrency

Real Estate Exam Prep AMP

Author: John R. Morgan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1500781541
Release Date: 2014-08-08
Genre: Study Aids

New edition in 2014, this is a license-test-outline-based review of real estate textbook subject matter. The writing is direct, concise, engaging and often humorous; its command of testable terms and topics is both authoritative and definitively comprehensive. It is the only book on the market for AMP written by a test development specialist and former "insider" for an AMP competitor in charge of that company's real estate test development for more than twenty states, including Illinois and Washington. So where other authors guess, this one knows from years of hands-on preparation of actual real estate licensing exams nationwide! It includes a full-length, 100-question sample test written to match AMP's exam specifications. The answer key includes a Diagnostic chart of strengths/weaknesses to guide further review. For use in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming.