Intro to the A.R.E. / Construction Documents & Services
THIS EXAM SECTION IS PRIMARILY TESTING YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE.
Architecture isn't just fun sketches, cool ideas, and poof there's a building!
You need to understand the roles all stakeholders (Owner, Contractor, Architect in particular) play in the creation of a building. Each stakeholder has certain rights and responsibilities granted to them based upon years of industry refinement, contract negotiation and experience.
You need to understand a given situation and be able to tell who is responsible and what the proper procedure will be in order to resolve that given problem based upon standard contracts and practices.