ARE 4.0 Prep - Building Systems Seminar

Enroll Now for June 22-24, 2012!

Prepare for the ARE 4.0 Building Systems Exam!

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The Building Systems Review Seminar provides an overview regarding the integration of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, conveying, and specialty systems in building design and construction.  The content area to be covered are codes and regulations, environmental issues, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, lighting and specialties.  This seminar is designed as an overview of the exam and as a guide for further study of the multiple sections of the exam.

This seminar will be presented by C. Wendell Edwards, Professor of Architecture at NYC College of Technology.  See bio below.

Seminar Objectives

This seminar will prepare architectural candidates for the Building Systems Exam by using the instructor's professional experience and education in architecture and integration of building systems into the architectural design.  This seminar will relate the fundamental principles of building systems through problem solving and discussion of real life examples where these items are encountered.

Topics to be covered:

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  • Fundamentals and Concepts
  • Environmental
  • Plumbing
  • Acoustics
  • Lighting
  • Electrical
  • Signal Equipment
  • HVAC
  • Thermal Control
  • Fire Protection
  • Accessibility

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Please note that Pace University will be providing lunch as part of the cost of tuition.


If you plan on traveling to attend this course, please CLICK HERE for a listing of hotels centrally located to Pace University.

Meet the Instructor

C. Wendell Edwards is an Associate Professor of Architecture at New York City College of Technology, in Brooklyn, New York where he has taught full time for the past eleven years.  He graduated from  Pratt Institute in Brooklyn , New York with a B’ Arch degree and from Columbia University in New York with a Master of Science degree in Architecture & Urban Design.  He possesses a doctorate degree in an unrelated field.  He is a licensed architect in New York State.

Professor Edwards has many years of experience in the design and construction of new buildings and the renovation of existing buildings.  His experience covers residential buildings, nursing homes, hospitals, health clinics and radio and television facilities.  His television work includes Madison Square Garden, Nickolodian Studios, WNET, NBA Entertainment, USA Networks, NBC America’s Talking, NY News 1, Manhattan Neighborhood Network and CW11. He was the project architect in charge of designing the NBC hub in New York City for the world-wide distribution of the coverage of the US Atlanta Olympics.

Professor Edwards has taught a Building Systems (MEP) course at his College for the past 11 years together with other courses in design, construction documents and detailing.  He has lectured on Building Systems at the AIA National Convention, in San Antonio, Texas in May of 2007. He has conducted several intensive three-day review seminars on Building Systems for both the Miami and Atlanta AIA Chapters.  These seminars are designed to prepare architectural interns for the architectural license exam.  He also offers a mock exam that is thoroughly reviewed in his seminars.

Professor Edwards has just completed a book on Building Systems designed as a College textbook for architectural students and as a comprehensive review for architectural interns preparing for the license exam.

June 2012 Course Schedule:

Pace University Downtown Campus
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
June 22, 23, & 24, 2012
9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Tuition: $595* (includes all materials) or $545 for AIA Members and Pace Alumni

Course# AR400


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