Structural Engineering

Martin/Martin Continues ARE Seminars in 2014

March 18, 2014 in Structural Engineering

Blog-StamAndrew Stam,
Structural Engineer –

Blog-ArchiExamMany structural engineers are unaware of this, but comparable to our licensure process via the P.E. and the newly introduced S.E. examinations, architects are also required to undergo a similar process of licensure.

In fact, we engineers are required only to take a single one-day exam to become a P.E., whereas architects must take seven separate exams!  These are separated into the major components of an architect’s practice: Programming, Site Planning, Construction Systems, Schematic Design, Structural Systems, Building Systems, and Construction Documents.

For the last several years, M/M Principal Paul Doak, in partnership with the Denver AIA chapter, has taught review sessions for the Structural Systems ARE exam.  These sessions take place twice a year on a Saturday, usually in June and December, and last a full 8 hours.

Paul, along with the help of Adam Boswell, Jason Munkatchy, Charles Keyes, and myself, take practicing architects through scores of multiple choice problems and structural vignettes, answering many tough questions along the way.

Review sessions this year take place June 14 and December 6 and are held at CU Denver’s School of Architecture.  Contact AIA Colorado for more information.