The Architect Registration Exam (ARE) is part of the licensing requirements for U.S. and Canadian architects. A computerized, closed-book exam, the ARE is administered year-round at a network of test centers.The topics represented on the ARE may be roughly divided into two areas: structural and nonstructural. We offer two primary study guides for the exam -- one volume devoted to each area. Each volume includes concise reviews of the exam topics, with practice problems and solutions.Volume I: Structural Topics offers a comprehensive review of ARE structural exam topics, including structural systems, building loads, wood and steel construction, soils and foundations, and lateral forces. The book provides 160 practice questions, with solutions, and test-taking strategy. The text is enhanced by illustrations, figures, and tables, along with a detailed index.