Intro to the A.R.E. / Building Systems
THIS EXAM IS ALL ABOUT YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING, LIGHTING, AND SPECIALTY SYSTEMS ARE INTEGRATED INTO A BUILDING DESIGN. BASICALLY, THIS IS THE ‘GRAB BAG’ EXAM SECTION.
Similar to the Structural Systems Exam, you’re less likely to know as much about the nuances of the content because you probably don’t spend as much direct time with MEP. However, because the Exam is distributed fairly evenly across five major topics, you need to know each topic well, but not be an expert in one or another.
It will likely seem very daunting at first to begin studying for this exam in particular. Take a look at all of the topics. Figure out which ones you know the least about and start there.