Structural Systems

      EXAM OVERVIEW

 The Structural Systems (SS) exam involves the identification and incorporation of general structural and lateral force principles in the design and construction of buildings.

     EXAM APPOINTMENT TIME

        The total appointment time allowed for this test is 5 hours and 30 minutes, including:

15 minute – intro time

3 hours and 30 minutes – multiple choice (125 questions)

15 minute – break

15 minute – intro time

1 hour – graphic testing (Structural Layout)

15 minute – exit questionnaire

SS GRAPHIC VIGNETTE TUTORIAL

STRUCTURAL LAYOUT. Design a schematic framing plan for a one-story building with a multi-level roof.

http://archexamacademy.com/structural-systems-graphic-vignette/

SS RESOURCES

SS OVERVIEW

Content Areas

GENERAL STRUCTURES

Principles
Apply general structural principles to the design and construction of buildings

Materials & Technology
Analyze the implications of design decisions in the selection of systems, materials, and construction details related to general structural design.

Codes & Regulations
Incorporate building codes, specialty codes, and other regulatory requirements in the design of general structural systems.

SEISMIC FORCES

Principles
Apply lateral forces principles to the design and construction of buildings to resist seismic forces.

Materials & Technology
Analyze the implications of design decisions in the selection of systems, materials, and construction details related to seismic forces.

Codes & Regulations
Incorporate building codes, specialty codes, and other regulatory requirements related to seismic forces.

WIND FORCES

Principles
Apply lateral forces principles to the design and construction of buildings to resist wind forces.

Materials & Technology
Analyze the implications of design decisions in the selection of systems, materials, and construction details related to wind forces.

Codes & Regulations
Incorporate building codes, specialty codes, and other regulatory requirements related to wind forces.

LATERAL FORCES – GENERAL

Principles
Apply lateral forces principles to the design and construction of buildings.

Materials & Technology
Analyze the implications of design decisions in the selection of systems, materials, and construction details related to lateral forces.