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Ray Freeman replied to Deryn Davidson's discussion 'LARE test: Who takes it and who decides not to?'
"Well Bob, I totally agree with you about CLARB. The new format for Design and Grading is pretty sickening in my view. Possibly the most serious issue is that their specs for the exam are highly flawed and they tend to disregard them. The exam would…"
Jun 10
Ray Freeman replied to Denise Woolery's discussion 'LARE: grading and drainage'
"There are seats available in my Section 4 workshops in northern California on June 20-22 and in Raleigh, NC on July 11-13, 2014. There should be links to these events here in Land 8 and definitely on the ASLA website, or you can e-mail me directly…"
Jun 10
Ray Freeman replied to Dotty Daly's discussion 'Changes to the LARE exam coming 2012- all computerized and only 4 sections...'
"Here's some general information that I have gathered by looking at all information available on the "new" exam format. First of all, CLARB claimed, during the 'redesign" process, that the new format would closely follow the…"
May 4
Ray Freeman commented on Brandon Reed's group 'L.A.R.E. - ANYTHING GOES'
"Prep Courses for Sections 1&2 of the LARE in Northern California will be given in Berkeley on June 7-8, 2014. See the event page for more details. Section 4 reviews will be given in Berkeley, CA on June 20-22, 2014 and in Raleigh, NC on July…"
May 3
Ray Freeman replied to Denise Woolery's discussion 'LARE: grading and drainage'
"<< But, even with over 30 yrs. of site grading experience...graded over 500 projects during my LA career, I'm not so sure I could pass the "computerized" version of the LARE Grading exam. >> Robert, I bet with a little…"
Feb 21
Ray Freeman replied to Carrie Jensen's discussion 'Construction Contracts by Hinze?' in the group L.A.R.E. - ANYTHING GOES
"I have it, and I don't think it's worth $130, unless you are a construction contracts lawyer. Ray"
Feb 19
Ray Freeman commented on Brandon Reed's group 'L.A.R.E. - ANYTHING GOES'
"  Seattle, WA - LARE Prep Section 3 – April 2014 Date/Time: April 9-11, 2014  8:30 am-6:00 pm (Wed-Fri) Description: Through lecture, group discussion, and practice exercises, this intensive three day course focuses on…"
Feb 19
Ray Freeman replied to Denise Woolery's discussion 'LARE: grading and drainage'
"My Grading, Drainage and Construction Documentation (section 4) Bootcamp in the San Francisco Bay area is a 3-day, 25 hour class that costs $450. Unlike just about everyone else, I am constantly upgrading my material to keep it as current as is…"
Feb 19

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Landscape Architect, Principal
MLA North Carolina State University 1976
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Ray Freeman's Blog

LARE Review Tweaks

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 12:30am 9 Comments

I've been working on getting ready for my spring LARE review classes. I've put together some new overheads for the most recent section C vignettes I've developed. C19s parking problem has been fixed, and there's a few minor fixes here and there. I've also developed a brand new vignette based on one from the December 08 exam. It's a passive solar condo cluster with parking, stream setbacks and height limitations. All trees are sacred here.

I've also been organizing/codifying some… Continue

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At 1:31pm on September 23, 2013, Jose said…

Hello Ray

Will there be a section 3 course offered for December 2013?

At 10:40am on January 30, 2013, Karen Oleson said…

Just scoured the Washington ASLA website, is Section 4 Bootcamp listed there yet?  If so, please direct me where to look, if not please direct me when and where to look.  And either way, hold me a spot, I am coming!!! That is not too long of a drive. Thank you.

At 10:31am on January 30, 2013, Karen Oleson said…

Thanks!! That is perfect!

At 4:35pm on June 8, 2010, Sarah O'Neill-Kew said…
Hi Ray, will you be coming back to Seattle before the December exams? If so, how do I sign up for your class?

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