Episode 69: Battle Royale: The CBC vs. the CBSC [Podcast]

2020-02-07T16:37:53-08:00April 19th, 2013|Categories: Category IIA, Podcast|

A battle between giants! The California Building Code goes head to head with the California Building Standards Code. The fans are on their feet. Who shall prevail? Podcast Episode 069. In this episode, I put the California Building Code and the California Building Standards Code head to head in a battle royale to see who will come [...]

Episode 68: Here’s Your Plan for 3 Days Before the Exam [Podcast]

2020-02-07T16:44:29-08:00March 8th, 2013|Categories: Exam Taking Strategy, Podcast|

You've spent weeks preparing, maybe even months. You're on a roll. But have you taken time to think about and plan the few days just before the Exam? Podcast Episode 068. I discuss a game plan for the 3 Days before taking your Exam and suggest what you should do each day. Day 3 is the [...]

Episode 67: I’m 23 and I Passed the CSE! [Podcast]

2020-02-07T16:48:09-08:00February 15th, 2013|Categories: Encouragement, Podcast|

Passing the California Supplemental Exam is a major accomplishment. Us mere mortals require years of studying and practice before we even begin to conjure up the confidence to "sit" for the exam. But Rosannah did it at 23 years old. Wow. Podcast Episode 067. I am so proud to interview the youngest licensed architect in California, [...]

Episode 66: Sound Advice From an Out of State Candidate [Podcast]

2020-02-07T16:50:03-08:00February 2nd, 2013|Categories: Exam Taking Strategy, Podcast|

Out of state candidates often email me  with questions and concerns about feeling at a disadvantage when preparing for the Exam. Well, California is not as different as you might think. Yup, I just said that. Podcast Episode 066. I believe this feeling comes about because out of state candidates may feel they "aren't as familiar with California laws, [...]

Episode 65: Design Professionals Lien Law, Do We Still Need To Know It? [Podcast]

2020-02-07T16:55:32-08:00January 8th, 2013|Categories: Category IIA, Podcast|

On July 1, 2012, the Design Professionals Lien Law was repealed in California, leaving many of us to wonder if it just disappeared altogether. Podcast Episode 065. The AIA California Council published a great article titled "Design Professional Liens: Gone But Not Forgotten" and described how the law was repealed, but for the most part, was folded into [...]

Episode 64: What’s Really the Big Deal About Substantial Completion Anyway? [Podcast]

2020-02-07T17:05:56-08:00November 27th, 2012|Categories: Category IV, Podcast|

Issuing the Certificate of Substantial Completion is an important milestone in the contract administration process. It's important to know the significance.   Podcast Episode 064. I discuss the importance of Substantial Completion and take a look at the A201 General Conditions, Article 9.8 and how it impacts on certain milestones. This is an important concept for [...]

Episode 63: Give Yourself a Raise to 73? Here’s What the Owner Pays For [Podcast]

2020-02-07T17:06:20-08:00October 30th, 2012|Categories: Category IV, Podcast|

There is talk about a new cut score of 73 but it is only a rumor, and we know what rumors can lead to, don't we?   Podcast Episode 063. I released CSE Video Tip #9 and in it, i discussed this rumored 73 cut score. A representative from CAB contacted me with a concern about misleading candidates [...]

Episode 62: Top 5 CSE Podcast Episodes and PocketCasts [Podcast]

2020-02-07T17:06:49-08:00September 19th, 2012|Categories: Exam Taking Strategy, Podcast|

I have been wanting to record this episode for quite awhile because I frequently receive questions from candidates asking where they should begin listening to the CSE podcast.   Podcast Episode 062. All of the content from episode 1 to episode 41 is based on the individual Knowledge Statements. If you have purchased the Ultimate Whole [...]

Episode 61: Why 70% is Good Enough [Podcast]

2020-02-07T17:07:45-08:00September 4th, 2012|Categories: Exam Taking Strategy, Podcast|

It appears 70% is the minimum score required to pass the California Supplemental Exam.  It's important to realize sometimes, good enough is...well, good enough. Podcast Episode 061. I discuss the 70% minimum score required to pass the California Supplemental Exam. Although, you will need to satisfy minimums in each of the five Categories, the minimum overall score is [...]

Episode 60: Clearing Up Confusion Between a Law and a Contract, Insurance Requirements [Podcast]

2020-02-07T17:08:17-08:00August 28th, 2012|Categories: AIA Contracts, Podcast|

I discuss, in a very simplified way, the differences between law, code, regulations, and an act. Simply put, a law is a rule enacted by a legislative body that forms the basis of both federal and state law. Podcast Episode 060. Individuals and businesses must abide by both federal and state law or deal with consequences [...]

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