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ARE Live

The Black Spectacles ARE® Live Podcast is your home for navigating the road to passing the Architect Registration Exam (ARE®) and becoming a licensed architect. Episodes include discussions about specific ARE & NCARB topics, interviews with distinguished architects & guests, and recordings of live broadcasts covering specific exam topics and questions and answers from a live audience.First ever NCARB Approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of ARE 5.0. http://blackspectacles.com

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What is this question REALLY asking? A Construction Documents and Services Mock Exam

15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:http://bksp.es/cds-aiaareprepJoin Marc Teer and Mike Newman as they review the answers to the Construction Documents and Services Mock Exam in this episode of ARE Live. This episode will help you recognize the different systems and the factors that go into choosing the right one for the project, and it will also help you understand the different components of systems. You can download this mock exam and answer the questions yourself, and then listen in. Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.Download the Mock Exam:http://bksp.es/cds-mock-exam-2016 AIA ARE Prep powered by Black Spectacles-blackspectacles.com/coursesMike's Recommended Resources to pass the ARE:http://blackspectacles.com/blog/books-need-to-pass-are-exam-resources

1hr 18mins

21 Jan 2016

Rank #1

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Everything AND the Kitchen Sink: A Building Systems Mock Exam

Join Marc Teer and Mike Newman as they review the answers to the Building Systems Mock Exam in this episode of ARE Live. This episode will help you recognize the different systems and the factors that go into choosing the right one for the project, and it will also help you understand the different components of systems. You can download this mock exam and answer the questions yourself, and then listen in. The questions will help you develop a strategy for how to study for the exam and some of the terms you’re going to see in this exam such as Chillers, Chilled Water Loops, Evaporators, DX Rooftop Units, and Base Isolators. Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:http://bksp.es/systems-code Download the Mock Exam:http://bksp.es/building-systems-mock-exam-11-11-15AIA ARE Prep powered by Black Spectacles-blackspectacles.com/coursesMike's Recommended Resources to pass the ARE:blackspectacles.com/blog/books-need…-exam-resources

1hr 13mins

12 Nov 2015

Rank #2

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Navigating Contracts | ARE Live

15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:Visit: http://blackspectacles.com/membershipand enter code: CONTRACT3618PCJoin us as we discuss the contracts and legal issues that you’ll need to be familiar with when you take the ARE. Hear from Mike Newman and Attorney Mike Hanahan, Partner at Schiff Hardin and UIC Adjunct Professor (in charge of the famous Schiff Hardin lectures). He is regularly involved in both negotiating major construction contracts and representing clients in project-related disputes. Using real contracts, Mike and Mike will show you what you need to know about the B101, A201, and A101 when you take the exam. After this episode you’ll feel comfortable demonstrating your understanding of the concepts & principles of the contracts that you’ll need to be familiar with when you take the ARE.And if you’re looking for a new study method, check out our comprehensive ARE prep modules: https://blackspectacles.com/products/are-exam-prep

1hr 10mins

6 Mar 2018

Rank #3

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ARE Live: Programming & Analysis Mock Exam Review - 2019

Join us as we discuss Programming and Analysis with Mike Newman. Using a mock exam, we will explore project development knowledge and skills relating to architectural programming; environmental, social, and economic issues; codes and regulations.What is Black Spectacles? We're the only learning platform created entirely for architects. We offer an entire suite of study materials - video lectures, online practice exams, and digital flashcards - to get you licensed fast.And if you’re looking for a new study method, check out our comprehensive ARE prep modules: https://blackspectacles.com/products/are-exam-prep15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership:Visit: http://blackspectacles.com/membershipand enter code: PA112119PC

1hr

21 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Translating into Engineer Speak: A Structural Systems Mock Exam

How do you build a hospital so it can withstand an earthquake? How do you calculate axial loading bearing capacity? How do you draw out a shear moment diagram? Find out with today’s episode, the Structural Systems Mock Exam featuring Mike Newman and Heather Heidenreich. You can download this mock exam and answer the questions yourself, and then listen in. The questions will help you develop a strategy for how to study for the exam and some of the formulas, tables, and terms you’re going to see in this exam, such as Allowable Stress Design, Camber, and Belled Caisson. Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Studio.Heather Heidenreich is a structural engineer at the Chicago office of KJWW, an international engineering consulting firm with expertise in designing sustainable and high performance building infrastructure systems. Download the Mock Exam-http://bksp.es/structuresproblemsAIA ARE Prep powered by Black Spectacles-blackspectacles.com/coursesMike's Recommended Resources to pass the ARE:blackspectacles.com/blog/books-need…-exam-resourcesSlides from episode:http://bksp.es/structures-problems-answered

1hr 13mins

30 Jul 2015

Rank #5

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Programming, Planning & Practice Mock Exam Review | ARE Live

15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:Visit: http://blackspectacles.com/membershipand enter code: PPP121217PCJoin us as we discuss Programming, Planning & Practice with Mike Newman. Using a mock exam, we’ll cover all of the most perplexing and difficult topics in this division of the ARE. With these practice questions, we will explore issues related to the application of project development knowledge and skills relating to architectural programming; environmental, social, and economic issues; codes and regulations; and project and practice management. These tools will help you feel comfortable demonstrating your understanding of the concepts & principles that will be covered in the ARE Programming, Planning & Practice exam. Take the mock exam at: https://blackspectacles.typeform.com/to/ibGUrHMike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.

1hr 5mins

13 Dec 2017

Rank #6

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How the AIAS President passed all 7 ARE exams in 7 days

Today we’re following up on our earlier interview with Charlie Klecha, President of the AIAS, who a few weeks ago was telling us how he was planning on taking all 7 of the ARE exams in 7 days. Which he did. And he passed them. All of them. In a week. Black Spectacles Founder Marc Teer will be asking Charlie how he went about studying for the exams, what resources he used, and what tips and tricks he has for passing the ARE (spoiler alert: it’s called studying very, very hard). For more on Charlie’s story, check out http://aias.org/7in7/ to watch his weekly videos and track his process from beginning to end. And to learn more about the PASS Scholarship visit:http://aias.org/pass/ AIA ARE Prep powered by Black Spectacles-blackspectacles.com/coursesRecommended Resources to pass the ARE:blackspectacles.com/blog/books-need…-exam-resources

23mins

26 Jun 2015

Rank #7

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The Devil You Know: A Question and Answer Session with Mike Newman

Are you worried about the switch from ARE 4.0 to 5.0? You shouldn’t be! In this episode of ARE Live, Mike Newman tells you why the switch from 4.0 to 5.0 isn’t as bad as it seems. He will also be answering questions submitted by you, the listeners, and discussing a set of diverse topics that range from different types of wood to the finer points of light bulb efficiency and sustainability. Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:http://bksp.es/areprep826AIA ARE Prep powered by Black Spectacles-blackspectacles.com/coursesMike's Recommended Resources to pass the ARE:blackspectacles.com/blog/books-need…-exam-resources

41mins

27 Aug 2015

Rank #8

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New Architect Highlight - How They Passed | ARE Live

15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:Visit: blackspectacles.com/membershipand enter code: NAH110717PCDo you want to know the best tips and tricks for passing the ARE? Join us and our panel of newly licensed architects for the opportunity to pick the brains of some of the best and brightest. Find out their study strategies, discover their most useful resources, and learn about different approaches to taking the exam. And if you’re looking for a new study method, check out our comprehensive ARE prep modules: https://blackspectacles.com/products/are-exam-prep

1hr 2mins

8 Nov 2017

Rank #9

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Getting Licensed As A Parent | ARE Live

15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:Visit: http://blackspectacles.com/membershipand enter code: PARENTS22018PCAre you trying to balance preparing for your exams and parenthood? Then you’ll want to join us and our panel of licensed architects who found time to study for the exam and made sure their kids didn’t miss a meal. You’ll learn some of their best tips and study strategies, discover their most useful resources, and learn about different approaches to taking the exam - all while balancing family life. And if you’re looking for a new study method, check out our comprehensive ARE prep modules: https://blackspectacles.com/products/are-exam-prep

1hr 3mins

21 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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Steps to Getting Licensed | ARE Live

15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:Visit: http://blackspectacles.com/membershipand enter code: STEPS41018PCWith different requirements in each state, it’s no secret that there’s a lot to consider on your path to licensure. Join us at this ARE Live Podcast episode to shore up your understanding of the steps to getting licensed. We’ll be live with two licensing advisors showing you what the general licensure requirements are, then we’ll break down how licensure requirements vary by state. After this episode, you’ll understand everything you need to do in order to become a licensed architect so you can get back on track to licensure. And if you’re looking for a new study method, check out our comprehensive ARE prep modules: https://blackspectacles.com/products/are-exam-prep

55mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #11

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How To Tackle The Vignettes | ARE Live

15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:Visit: http://blackspectacles.com/membershipand enter code: VIGNT13018PCUsing a few mock vignettes, we cover everything you need to know so you’ll have a game plan when you take on this section on the real exam.You'll also learn the best strategies for approaching and executing the vignettes section so you can feel comfortable demonstrating your understanding of the concepts and principles that you'll need to know when you take the ARE.Click here to download the mock vignette exercises that Mike Newman reviews live during the episode. http://bksp.es/2BuoGaOMike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.

1hr 12mins

30 Jan 2018

Rank #12

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How to Pass the ARE (From People Who’ve Actually Done it!)

Join Marc Teer and Mike Newman as they welcome architects Charlie Klecha from Quinn Evans in Detroit, Jennifer Rittler from Moody Nolan in Columbus, and Josh Mings from Landon Bone Baker in Chicago. What do all of these architects have in common? They have all taken the ARE and passed it! And they’ve all come together on this episode of ARE Live to share their stories, insights and advice on how to go about preparing for, taking, and (perhaps most importantly) celebrating passing (or failing!) the exam. Don’t miss out on this unique insight into the ARE! Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:http://bksp.es/102115webinar AIA ARE Prep powered by Black Spectacles-blackspectacles.com/coursesMike's Recommended Resources to pass the ARE:blackspectacles.com/blog/books-need…-exam-resources

1hr 8mins

23 Oct 2015

Rank #13

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How to become a licensed architect with both the IDP and the ARE (featuring Frank Heitzman)

15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:http://bksp.es/idp-and-areIn this episode of ARE Live we're going to the beginning and engaging in an in-depth discussion about what it really takes to become a licensed architect.Join Marc Teer, Mike Newman and Frank Heitzman as they discuss education requirements, continue with a deep dive into the Intern Development Program (IDP), including all of the recent changes, and discuss what the Architect Registration Exam (ARE®) is and how to plan to pass it.Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.Frank Heitzman is the founding principal of Heitzman Architects, a senior lecturer at Triton College, and has been a long time licensing advisor for the State of Illinois. AIA ARE Prep powered by Black Spectacles-blackspectacles.com/coursesMike's Recommended Resources to pass the ARE:http://blackspectacles.com/blog/books-need-to-pass-are-exam-resources

1hr 29mins

11 Dec 2015

Rank #14

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What the Heck are Pozzolans and Superplasticizers? A Building Design and Construction Systems Exam

Pozzolans and Superplasticizers: Do you know what they’re for? Do you know what they do? Can you say them five times fast? You can learn all about them in today’s episode of ARE Live, as Mike Newman reviews the 12 questions & answers from our Building Design and Construction Systems Mock Exam. You can download this mock exam and answer the questions yourself, and then listen in. The questions will help you develop a strategy for how to study for the exam and some of the terms you’re going to see in this exam, such as Bentonite, Wythe, and Light Gauge. Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.Download the Mock Exam-http://bksp.es/bdcsmockexampdfAIA ARE Prep powered by Black Spectacles-blackspectacles.com/coursesMike's Recommended Resources to pass the ARE:blackspectacles.com/blog/books-need…-exam-resourcesSlides from episode: http://bksp.es/bdcsmockexamanswers

1hr 30mins

25 Jun 2015

Rank #15

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What Does “Stiff vs. Soup” Mean and Why is it Important? A Structural Systems Mock Exam

The Structural Systems Exam can be a very broad ranging one that covers a lot of diverse topics. Join Mike Newman as he discusses 10 sample questions (and one bonus question!) from our Structural Systems Mock Exam covering topics such as Slump Tests, Earthquake Damage, and Code Issues as they will appear on the Exam. Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership for AIA Members:http://bksp.es/923webinar Link to the Mock Exam:http://bksp.es/structural-exam-09-2015 AIA ARE Prep powered by Black Spectacles-blackspectacles.com/coursesMike's Recommended Resources to pass the ARE:blackspectacles.com/blog/books-need…-exam-resources

1hr 16mins

24 Sep 2015

Rank #16

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It’s a Puzzle, not Architecture - The Schematic Design Vignettes

You’re all set for your Building Design Vignette, you know exactly what you want to do, you’re going to make the most beautiful, amazing, mind-blowing design NCARB has ever seen! Too bad they don’t care. At all. Did you follow the Program? Did you pay attention to the Specialty Moments? Is it accessible? That’s all they care about, and it can mean the difference between a passing and failing exam. You can learn more tips for these vignettes in today’s episode of ARE Live. Mike Newman will be going step by step through sample Building Design and Interior Design Vignettes, showing both passing and failing examples, and giving advice on how to create a system creating these vignettes and avoiding the common mistakes people make when taking this exam. Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.AIA ARE Prep powered by Black Spectacles-blackspectacles.com/coursesMike's Recommended Resources to pass the ARE:blackspectacles.com/blog/books-need…-exam-resources

1hr 12mins

30 Jul 2015

Rank #17

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ARE Live: Project Management Mock Exam - 2020

Join Black Spectacles and architect Mike Newman for our Project Management mock exam. With these practice questions, we will explore issues related to resource management, project work planning, project execution, and project quality control.

1hr 13mins

22 May 2020

Rank #18

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ARE Live: Practice Management Mock Exam

Join Black Spectacles and architect Mike Newman for our Practice Management mock exam. With these practice questions, we will explore issues related to creating a team, ethics, standard of care, and everything else you should know about the practice management side of architecture.

1hr

24 Apr 2020

Rank #19

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ARE Live - Construction and Evaluation Mock Exam 2020

Join us as we discuss Construction & Evaluation with Mike Newman. Using a mock exam, we’ll cover all of the most perplexing and difficult topics in this division of the ARE.With these practice questions, we will explore issues related to bidding and negotiation processes, support of the construction process, and evaluation of completed projects.To view 2019 Construction & Evaluation Mock Exam visit: https://blackspectacles.com/podcast/episode/construction-evaluation-mock-exam-2019-are-liveTo view the the thread in our ARE Community with Marc about adapting to our new normal; working from home and practicing social distancing visit: https://community.blackspectacles.com/t/how-are-you-adjusting-to-the-new-norm/923/58And if you’re looking for a new study method, check out our comprehensive ARE prep modules: https://blackspectacles.com/products/are-exam-prep15% Discount on a Black Spectacles Membership:Visit: http://blackspectacles.com/membershipand enter code: CE031920PC

43mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #20