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Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Third Edition

Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Third Edition

Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Third Edition
By Indranil Goswami Professor

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Book Description

The most complete, current civil engineering PE exam guide

Thoroughly revised to comply with the new PE Civil syllabus, effective April 2015, and the latest specifications and design standards, Civil Engineering PE All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition, covers all the topics on the Principles and Practice of Civil Engineering exam, given by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). This edition features two new chapters on building analysis and design and quantity estimating as well as new and updated material throughout.

Presented in the Breadth and Depth format of the actual exam, this authoritative volume provides equations, diagrams, exam preparation strategies, and more than 190 end-of-chapter practice questions with solutions. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this comprehensive resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

Covers all exam topics, including:

  • Structural: loadings; analysis; mechanics of materials; materials; member design
  • Geotechnical: site characterization; soil mechanics; laboratory and field testing; earthquake engineering; earth structures; groundwater and seepage; shallow and deep foundations; retaining structures
  • Water resources and environmental: hydraulics; hydrology; water quality, treatment, and distribution; wastewater treatment
  • Transportation: traffic analysis and planning; geometric design; intersection analysis; signalization and traffic control; traffic safety
  • Construction: earthwork construction and layout; estimating quantities and costs; construction operations and methods; scheduling; material quality control and production; temporary structures; health and safety

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #85544 in Books
  • Brand: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • Published on: 2015-07-06
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.50" h x 2.10" w x 7.50" l, 4.85 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 1344 pages

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Indranil Goswami, Ph.D., PE, is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland and he teaches and conducts research at Morgan State University. Dr. Goswami has served as the president of the Baltimore Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers. He has taught PE (Civil) Review and FE Review courses, and received the Educator of the Year Award from the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers in 2003.

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
2Didn't work with my learning style.
By Edward M. G.
At least for me, this book was not especially helpful for the PE exam/ The formatting of the information and sample questions was dissimilar from the setup of the exam and sample exams from NCEES that it left me frustrated. I spent more time notating the book to "translate" the relevant sections into the exam breakdown that I actually used it as a reference. The information was good, but I really needed something more in line with the actual exam. I took it to the exam, but I don't think I ever even opened it.
I recommend sticking to sample exams and other information offered directly from NCEES since the formatting will match the actual exam, saving you time and effort on exam day where you will already be stressed enough.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
5All I needed
By Gaby
This book was well worth it and so much cheaper than the alternative. I used it from the beginning of my studies. I had a CERM borrowed from work and realized that was way too much and too confusing when I started studying. Granted I did put in a lot of studying hours mostly doing problems from Goswami's problem sets (which are much harder than the test), but I can say that this book is all I needed for the morning and afternoon geotech.
I recommended this book to a few people and they all agree that's what they should have used the first time.
Keep in mind though, that for Geotech, a lot of it is theory, concept and experience. So, if you're relying on this book to teach you that, you might be in trouble. You need to go back to your school notes, labs, field work etc... for a refresher on that.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
5Excellent review for the Civil PE exam
By Amazon Customer
Excellent review for the Civil PE exam. I used it to prepare for the breadth and depth portions of the civil PE exam. Would recommend purchasing "Civil Engineering PE Practice Exams: Breadth and Depth" by Goswami as well.

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