- Kaplan 2009 (I used 2009, later versions are the same with new cover art) [Note: do NOT use for vignettes]
- Ballast practice exams
- Fundamentals of Building Construction (Second Edition) by Edward Allen [aka "FBC"]
- Architectural Graphic Standards (10th Edition) [aka "AGS"]
(Note: eBay is also a good way to find cheaper books... and to sell them off when you're done.)
- post your vignettes for review on ARECoach.com
- Ironwarrior videos for vignettes
Compiled vignette knowledge (info not in forum FAQ)...
Site Design vignette
- you can see under a deciduous tree but not through a coniferous tree (check program for D tree use)
- use coniferous trees to block view of service area if necessary
- plazas do not block views
Creating Defensible Space, by Oscar Newman (published by HUD):
Use the NCARB base file for Alternate #3.
Q. How do I determine the spacing to avoid exceeding the maximum slope?
A. The given max slope is a percentage. That percentage is the rise in feet per 100 feet of run.
..........20% = 20’ rise in 100’ run. 100/20=5. Min spacing for 1’ contours is 5’ apart.
..........25% = 25’ rise in 100’ run. 100/25=4. Min spacing for 1’ contours is 4’ apart.
Q. How do I determine the spacing to avoid exceeding the minimum slope?
A. This is a significant change from the 3.1 program where no minimum slope requirement existed. Use the same calculations as shown above except you will determine a max spacing instead of a min spacing. ALWAYS check this distance down the centerline of a swale.
Q. How far away must the contour line be from the display?
A. It can follow the edge of the display in the 4.0 version provided the display elevation is 6” above the adjacent contour line. This does NOT apply to the 3.1 vignette where the paved area slopes.
Q. How do I intercept the runoff?
A. Create one or more swales that reach around to the uphill side of the pavement. If you have a swale coming up from each side, bring the “points” close together. Note they cannot cross or touch.
1. Max and min slopes exceeded. Use sketch circles and the distance measuring tool.
Sketch circles can only be used to measure distances in a straight line. You have to use sketch lines and add them up when you measure down the centerline
of a swale that is not a straight line.
2. Incorrect display elevation (4.0).
3. Runoff crossing the pavement. You must intercept the runoff before it reaches the paved area. Do this with swales, not berms.