Translating into Engineer Speak: A Structural Systems Mock Exam

Mike Newman and Heather Heidenreich go over the formulas, tables, and terms you’re going to see on the Structural Systems Exam of the ARE.

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 in this 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.

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