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As of September 1, 2019, quizzes for NCARB’s long-format monographs (hardcopies and "digital monographs") were discontinued. We continue to offer our popular short-format courses for HSW Learning Units, and offer a new course each month.

Continuum Education Series

CE Courses are free for licensure candidates and active Certificate holders. The Continuum Education Series of courses provides architects with an efficient and economical way to earn continuing education hours.
Course Name Size Format  
Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part VII: Noise Control: Mechanical System Noise
(1.75 HSW LU)
84 Pages CE Course Register
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Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part I: Basic Theory & Sound Absorption
(1.25 HSW LU)
89 Pages CE Course Register
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Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part II: Room Acoustics Qualities
(2.00 HSW LU)
91 Pages CE Course Register
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Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part III: Room Acoustics
(1.50 HSW LU)
73 Pages CE Course Register
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Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part IV: Noise Control: Sound Isolation Principles & Airborne Measures
(1.00 HSW LU)
55 Pages CE Course Register
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Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part V: Noise Control: Background Noise & Door and Window Sound Isolation
(1.00 HSW LU)
68 Pages CE Course Register
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Architectural Acoustics Illustrated Part VI: Noise Control: Impact Noise & Community Noise
(1.50 HSW LU)
78 Pages CE Course Register
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Barrier-Free Design and the 2010 ADA Standards
(1.50 HSW LU)
73 Pages CE Course Register
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Building Envelopes Part I: History and Types
(1.00 HSW LU)
109 Pages CE Course Register
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Building Envelopes Part II: Design Perception and Construction Methods/Systems
(1.50 HSW LU)
125 Pages CE Course Register
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Building Envelopes Part III: Material Selection
(1.75 HSW LU)
146 Pages CE Course Register
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Building Envelopes Part IV: Envelope Performance
(2.25 HSW LU)
153 Pages CE Course Register
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Building Envelopes Part V: Advanced Energy Strategies
(1.00 HSW LU)
102 Pages CE Course Register
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Building Envelopes Part VI: Complex Geometry and Fluid Forms
(1.75 HSW LU)
132 Pages CE Course Register
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Building Envelopes Part VII: Building Envelope Case Studies
(1.25 HSW LU)
118 Pages CE Course Register
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Building Envelopes Part VIII: Responsive Building Envelopes
(1.50 HSW LU)
116 Pages CE Course Register
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Fire Safety in Buildings Part I: Fire Behavior and Fire Department Operations
(1.00 HSW LU)
110 Pages CE Course Register
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Fire Safety in Buildings Part II: Preventing Ignition
(1.00 HSW LU)
109 Pages CE Course Register
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Fire Safety in Buildings Part III: Managing the Fire
(1.00 HSW LU)
119 Pages CE Course Register
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Fire Safety in Buildings Part IV: Managing the Exposed
(1.00 HSW LU)
111 Pages CE Course Register
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Fire Safety in Buildings Part V: Conclusion and Case Study
(1.00 HSW LU)
90 Pages CE Course Register
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Improving Building Performance Case Studies Part I: The Alfred Newton Richards Medical Laboratory Building
(1.00 HSW LU)
62 Pages CE Course Register
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Improving Building Performance Case Studies Part II: New Mexico K-12 Public School Districts
(1.00 HSW LU)
66 Pages CE Course Register
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Improving Building Performance Case Studies Part III: Deer Park Junior/Senior High School Career Academy
(1.00 HSW LU)
65 Pages CE Course Register
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Improving Building Performance Case Studies Part IV: Courthouse POE Toolkit Pilot Study
(1.00 HSW LU)
69 Pages CE Course Register
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Improving Building Performance Part I: Building Performance and Post Occupancy
(2.25 HSW LU)
174 Pages CE Course Register
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Improving Building Performance Part II: Planning, Conducting, & Applying the POE
(2.75 HSW LU)
193 Pages CE Course Register
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Improving Building Performance Part III: Major Trends & Their Implications for the Future
(1.50 HSW LU)
130 Pages CE Course Register
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Improving Building Performance Part IV: Indicative Post-Occupancy Evaluation Case Study
(1.75 HSW LU)
139 Pages CE Course Register
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Improving Building Performance Part V: Investigative Post-Occupancy Evaluation Case Study
(1.50 HSW LU)
132 Pages CE Course Register
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Improving Building Performance Part VI: Investigative Post-Occupancy Evaluation & Diagnostic Post-Occupancy Evaluation Case Studies
(1.75 HSW LU)
150 Pages CE Course Register
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Indoor Environment Part I: The Role of the Architect in New and Existing Buildings
(1.50 HSW LU)
108 Pages CE Course Register
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Indoor Environment Part II: Indoor Air Quality: Sources, Contaminants and Health Effects
(1.00 HSW LU)
87 Pages CE Course Register
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Indoor Environment Part III: HVAC, Building Materials and Microbiological Habitats
(1.00 HSW LU)
104 Pages CE Course Register
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Indoor Environment Part IV: Indoor Air Quality: Operational Activities
(1.00 HSW LU)
94 Pages CE Course Register
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Indoor Environment Part V: Effects and Control of Asbestos, Lead, Radon, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, and Electromagnetic Fields
(1.50 HSW LU)
93 Pages CE Course Register
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Indoor Environment Part VI: Building Commissioning, Series Conclusion and Case Studies
(1.00 HSW LU)
90 Pages CE Course Register
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Mold and Moisture Prevention Part I: Introduction and Key Issues Related to Mold and Moisture Intrusion
(1.75 HSW LU)
129 Pages CE Course Register
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Mold and Moisture Prevention Part II: Schematic Design
(1.50 HSW LU)
118 Pages CE Course Register
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Mold and Moisture Prevention Part III: Design Development
(1.50 HSW LU)
135 Pages CE Course Register
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Mold and Moisture Prevention Part IV: Final Design, Construction, Post-construction and Assessment
(1.75 HSW LU)
128 Pages CE Course Register
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Predesign Planning Part I
(1.50 HSW LU)
107 Pages CE Course Register
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Predesign Planning Part II: Values and Architecture
(2.00 HSW LU)
168 Pages CE Course Register
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Predesign Planning Part III: Project Planning
(2.00 HSW LU)
116 Pages CE Course Register
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Predesign Planning Part IV: Publications and Records
(1.50 HSW LU)
111 Pages CE Course Register
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Predesign Planning Part IX: Site and Climate
(2.00 HSW LU)
168 Pages CE Course Register
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Predesign Planning Part V: Diagnostic Interviews
(2.00 HSW LU)
114 Pages CE Course Register
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Predesign Planning Part VI: Diagnostic Observation
(1.50 HSW LU)
110 Pages CE Course Register
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Predesign Planning Part VII: Questionnaires and Surveys
(2.25 HSW LU)
155 Pages CE Course Register
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Predesign Planning Part VIII: Work Sessions
(2.50 HSW LU)
175 Pages CE Course Register
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Predesign Planning Part X: Predesign Plan
(3.25 HSW LU)
222 Pages CE Course Register
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Professional Conduct Part I: Registration
(2.00 HSW LU)
128 Pages CE Course Register
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Professional Conduct Part II: Competence
(2.50 HSW LU)
160 Pages CE Course Register
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Professional Conduct Part III: Accountability
(2.00 HSW LU)
79 Pages CE Course Register
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Professional Conduct Part IV: Honesty
(2.50 HSW LU)
134 Pages CE Course Register
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Professional Conduct Part V: Conflicts of Interest
(1.00 HSW LU)
56 Pages CE Course Register
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Security Planning and Design Part 1: Security in the Built Environment
(1.50 HSW LU)
81 Pages CE Course Register
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Security Planning and Design Part 2: Understanding Threats, Hazards and Security Design Concepts
(1.50 HSW LU)
94 Pages CE Course Register
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Security Planning and Design Part 3: Security Planning and Evaluation
(1.00 HSW LU)
93 Pages CE Course Register
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Security Planning and Design Part 4: Building Hardening
(1.50 HSW LU)
89 Pages CE Course Register
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Security Planning and Design Part 5: Building Security Techniques
(2.00 HSW LU)
106 Pages CE Course Register
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Security Planning and Design Part 6: Biochemical and Radiological Building Protection
(1.00 HSW LU)
87 Pages CE Course Register
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Security Planning and Design Part 7: Security and Emergency Operations
(1.50 HSW LU)
87 Pages CE Course Register
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Security Planning and Design Part 8 Putting Security into Practice
(2.00 HSW LU)
127 Pages CE Course Register
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Seismic Mitigation Part I: Earthquakes and Their Effects and Seismic Vulnerability of Buildings and Sites
(2.25 HSW LU)
135 Pages CE Course Register
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Seismic Mitigation Part II: Design for Better Seismic Response
(2.00 LU)
103 Pages CE Course Register
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Seismic Mitigation Part III: Design for Better Seismic Response
(1.50 HSW LU)
91 Pages CE Course Register
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Seismic Mitigation Part IV: Improving on Existing Construction & Mitigation of Seismic Forces
(2.25 HSW LU)
119 Pages CE Course Register
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Seismic Mitigation Part V: Managing Design and Construction and Design Resources
(2.00 HSW LU)
88 Pages CE Course Register
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Subsurface Conditions Part I: Basic Concerns/Design Information/Division of Responsibilities
(1.00 HSW LU)
74 Pages CE Course Register
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Subsurface Conditions Part II: Soil Properties/Soil Classification and Identification
(1.00 HSW LU)
74 Pages CE Course Register
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Subsurface Conditions Part III: Foundations/General Site Development
(1.00 HSW LU)
78 Pages CE Course Register
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Subsurface Conditions Part IV: Site Development Considerations/Management of Site Materials/What Can Go Wrong
(1.00 HSW LU)
70 Pages CE Course Register
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Sustainable Design Part I: Green Building Standards and Certification Systems
(2.00 HSW LU)
126 Pages CE Course Register
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Sustainable Design Part II: Integrated Design
(1.50 HSW LU)
89 Pages CE Course Register
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Sustainable Design Part III: Performance Metrics (Part A)
(2.00 HSW LU)
107 Pages CE Course Register
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Sustainable Design Part IV: Performance Metrics (Part B)
(2.00 HSW LU)
107 Pages CE Course Register
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Sustainable Design Part V: Trends in the Profession, Performance, and Practice
(2.25 HSW LU)
109 Pages CE Course Register
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Sustainable Design Part VI: Economic Analyses
(2.25 HSW LU)
103 Pages CE Course Register
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UNDERSTANDING THE ARCHITECT'S STANDARD OF CARE
(1.50 HSW LU)
85 Pages CE Course Register
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Why Buildings Fail Part I: Forces and Destructive Agents: Natural and Human-Caused Hazards
(1.50 HSW LU)
94 Pages CE Course Register
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Why Buildings Fail Part II: Fundamental Errors at the Outset of a Project
(1.00 HSW LU)
64 Pages CE Course Register
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Why Buildings Fail Part III: Errors During the Design Phase: Structural Engineering
(1.50 HSW LU)
93 Pages CE Course Register
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Why Buildings Fail Part IV: Errors During the Design Phase: Material Selection and Detailing
(1.00 HSW LU)
55 Pages CE Course Register
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Why Buildings Fail Part V: Errors During the Construction Phase
(1.50 HSW LU)
93 Pages CE Course Register
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Why Buildings Fail Part VI: Operational Errors
(1.75 HSW LU)
102 Pages CE Course Register
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Wind Forces Part I: An Overview of Wind/Winds & Buildings/The Nature of Wind
(2.25 HSW LU)
108 Pages CE Course Register
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Wind Forces Part II: Wind Effects on Buildings/Procedures for Wind-Resistant Design in Practice
(2.25 HSW LU)
111 Pages CE Course Register
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Wind Forces Part III: Building Design Concepts to Resist Wind/Descriptive Examples of Building Design for Wind
(1.25 HSW LU)
95 Pages CE Course Register
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Wind Forces Part IV: Sliding – Uplifting – Overturning/Collectors/Lateral Deflection & Dampers/Example of Wind Pressure Analysis
(1.25 HSW LU)
102 Pages CE Course Register
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Wind Forces Part V: Example of Wind Pressure Analysis/Strengthening Buildings for Wind Resistance/ Practical Considerations for Wind-Resistant Buildings Summarized
(1.00 HSW LU)
81 Pages CE Course Register
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Books, no longer available for quizzes or learning units, are still reference material treasured by many. These books are available free (plus shipping and handling fees) to active record holders, or available for purchase at full price. Please see our CE Courses to earn learning units on many of these same topics.
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Cracking the Codes
340 Pages Book Register
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Daylighting Performance and Design
315 Pages Book Register
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Design Within a Community Context
87 Pages Book Register
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Healthcare Facilities
368 Pages Book Register
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Heating and Cooling Design For Buildings
325 Pages Book Register
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Low Slope Roofing Volume 1
87 Pages Book Register
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Low Slope Roofing Volume 2
191 Pages Book Register
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Security Planning and Design
240 Pages Book Register
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Senior Living
324 Pages Book Register
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Sustainable Design II
138 Pages Book Register
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Digital Monographs are PDF versions of the Books, and are for reference only. Quizzes and learning units are no longer available for these products. Please see our CE Courses to earn learning units on many of these same topics.
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Architectural Acoustics Illustrated
397 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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Fire Safety in Buildings (Digital Monograph)
237 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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Improving Building Performance
413 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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Indoor Environment
286 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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Mold & Moisture Prevention
327 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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Professional Conduct
497 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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Security Planning and Design
523 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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Seismic Mitigation
365 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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Subsurface Conditions
184 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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Why Buildings Fail
358 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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Wind Forces
352 Pages Digital Monograph Register
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