- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Professional Publications, Inc.; 5th edition (January 15, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 188857772X
- ISBN-13: 978-1888577723
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Steven E. O'Hara is the Melvin R. Lohmann Professor in Engineering for the School of Architecture at Oklahoma State University. He has taught fundamental and advanced courses in concrete design, structural analysis, steel, and masonry, as well as the Architectural Design and Development studio course. Professor O'Hara earned Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architectural Engineering degrees from Oklahoma State University. He is a licensed engineer in Oklahoma.
David Kent Ballast is the owner of Architectural Research Consulting, a firm offering information and management services to architects, interior designers, and the construction industry. A licensed architect in the state of Colorado and an NCIDQ-certified interior designer, he has written many books on design topics, including Interior Construction and Detailing for Designers and Architects (ISBN 0-912045-67-1, Professional Publications, Inc.)
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Updated 12.15.2012: To be fair, the Kaplan book was not perfect either, but, in my opinion, was still a much better study guide.
This book is big on calculations - but those make up a limited part of the exam. Some sources that I used that were better targeted to the structural portions of the exam were: ArchiFlash cards; "Why Buildings Stand Up"; and "Why Buildings Fall Down".
All in all this book is a good review, and may be the kind of study that works better for some people than others. I'm happy I never have to take the ARE again, but if I did I'd probably skip or just skim this one.
1) Because I was a structural option, the topics were easier to grasp/recall. If you aren't familiar with structural concepts, this may not be your only resource, as it does not go into extreme explanation. The book assumes you have at least been introduced to the topics.
2) This covers the basics. You aren't going to get into plastic vs. elastic analysis, indeterminite analysis (outside of trusses), etc. But if you are looking for one user-friendly book to cover 80% of what you need to know, this is it!
3) Well-written. Good pictures and brief explanations. Goes into just enough detail to cover what really matters.
4) Has sufficient tables and graphs (borrowed from ACI 318, AISC, NDS, etc.) so you don't have to buy those to cross reference. Examples illustrate how to use the tables and graphs.
5) Good sample problems with explanations of why the wrong answers are wrong.
6) Some of the code references are a few years outdated.
Instead of studing many 1000 page books and couldn't remember any contants, I found it's more efficient to study just few smaller books Thoroughly.