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  1. I've seen quite a bit of websites out there however none really seem to address the challenge of meeting California Building Code, also they reference ISO stds to show the strength of the containers but don't explain that the ISO testing of those containers assumes a shipping application and pretty much go out the window when you start cutting wholes in the thing. Only 2 options i see is to either build a FEM model of the container (alot of time/money) with modifications or design a SMF skeleton and essentially ignore the strength of the containers and treat it only as a building envelope.
  2. Does any one here have any hands on experience designing the structural requirements for a shipping container home? I have experience doing residential structural calcs in Los Angeles, CA and would love to try something new, however, I don't know much about container home design in California. Any info anyone could shed would be awesome.
  3. Apollo33

    LEED

    and LEED AP BD+C in the books! I have now added 11 letters after my name in the past 3 weeks. PE, LEED AP BD+C lol thanks for your help john Q.
  4. Apollo33

    LEED

    LEED GA in the books (197/200)! LEED AP is next up!
  5. Apollo33

    LEED

    Good luck with that one, especially on the questions I wrote. Is there any way to get a copy of the core concepts PDF 2nd edition without having to shell out more money to USGBC? Its this sort of thing that really disappoints me about USGBC and the overall LEED system, they claim to want to spread their concepts and thereby change the construction market but turn around and charge for entry level core concepts material. A more effective way to educate and raise awareness might be to provide material free of charge. Same thing for the mandatory fees to clarify any credit...how is putting a premium on communication bringing about a shift in the construction industry? Now once you obtain a BD+C license you need to enroll in on-going education credits? (also sold at a premium) I get that everything requires funding but how about practicing what you preach and taking other factors into account when making these policies? I hear Cal Green is gaining momentum among owners and is soon to overtake LEED certifications in CA, any thoughts? I'm over it. back to studying! happy new year all you east coasters!
  6. Apollo33

    LEED

    I was afraid of the whole memorizing the answers to practice exams thing...I just received some PPI study guide and practice exam in the mail, going to see how i do on that one. We'll keep working on it. thanks for the info John Q. What would you suggest for studying for the home stretch? Re-read material? Re-watch exam prep course (green exam prep) re-take practice exams? I'm to the point where i can literally write down from memory all credit categories and credit tables along with credit description, points possible, and exemplary performance options for NC/SCH/CS. I think im going to use the brain dump strategy and re-creating this during the 10 min tutorial.
  7. Apollo33

    LEED

    lol have you taken it Enviro? Its not difficult in the way that the EIT or the PE and CA -Seismic/survey is challenging (altho i didnt think these exams were that hard - i don't know what all these PEs are always bitching about). However, it requires a ton of memorization, all closed book! But I imagine if they let people go in there with a single sheet of notes the thing would be breeze.
  8. Apollo33

    LEED

    Alright - I'm to the point where I'm scoring above 95% on practice exams (offered by green exam prep - can any one vouch for their claim that an 80% or better is good indicator that you are ready for the actual exam?) Here are my questions: What is the difference between Innovation In Design Credits and Exemplary Performance? EP's are listed under ID Credit 1 - so does that make them ID points as well? Are ID and Regional priority considered their own credit categories? How much of the LZ1 - LZ4 table - allowable light trespass do I need to memorize? Every detail or general order? How much of the refrigerant table do i need to memorize - again every detail or the general order?
  9. Apollo33

    California!

    Here's to all the people that agonized over passing this thing for the last 40+ days and got through it!!! (no thanks to the board for taking their sweet time) cheers! :drunk: :drunk:
  10. Apollo33

    California!

    Any one here take the LEED GBA or AP exam?
  11. Apollo33

    California!

    alright veeru since you're a database wiz....you should put those computer hacking skills to good use!
  12. Apollo33

    California!

    everyone stop refreshing the page at the same time. you're making it crash! :madgo:
  13. Would you actually expect the board to do something that makes sense? They should privatize the entire process IMO. I guarantee if they did we wouldn't be waiting 40+ days for a computer based exam. Just an unacceptable performance! Takes them weeks to mail out letters and update a database? Hire some temps and get it done! #First world problems...
  14. Apollo33

    California!

    The Cal Board are a bunch of overpaid lazy government employees!!! how long does it take to process results for a computerized test? Damn nerds got nothing else going on!
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