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Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam: A Companion to the Civil Engineering Reference Manual, 13th Ed

Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam: A Companion to the Civil Engineering Reference Manual, 13th Ed

Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam: A Companion to the Civil Engineering Reference Manual, 13th Ed
By Michael R. Lindeburg PE

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Book Description

Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam contains 755 problems designed to help you identify important civil engineering topics and apply your knowledge to a variety of problems. Short, six-minute, multiple-choice problems demonstrate the format of the NCEES Civil PE exam and help you concentrate on a single subject. More complex problems combine several concepts, illustrate efficient and accurate solving methods, and familiarize you with the codes, standards, and references you’ll need for the exam.

Solutions are clear, complete, and easy to follow. U.S. customary and SI units are equally supported, and units are meticulously identified and rigorously carried through all calculations. Where multiple methodologies (e.g., ASD and LRFD) are permitted by the exam, both solutions are presented in this book. Frequent references back to the Civil Engineering Reference Manual and the original codes and standards direct you to support material when you need it. 

Prepare for the Civil PE Exam by Solving Problems—The More Problems, the Better

  • Over 750 practice problems covering the topics, codes, and standards on the Civil PE exam
  • More than 350 exam-like, multiple-choice practice problems
  • Over 360 scenario-based and short answer problems
  • Complete step-by-step solutions
  • SI and U.S. Customary units used throughout
  • Chapters that correspond to those in the Civil Engineering Reference Manual
  • More than 130 tables and 530 figures

What’s New in the 13th Edition

  • Over 370 revised and/or updated practice problems including structural, transportation, and construction practice problems that reflect NCEES-adopted codes and standards
  • More than 65 new practice problems
  • Use of consistent nomenclature between chapters
  • Over 80 revised and/or new figures
  • More than 15 revised and/or new tables

Exam Topics Covered

  • Construction: Earthwork Construction & Layout, Estimating Quantities & Costs, Construction Operations & Methods, Scheduling, Material Quality Control & Bookion, Temporary Structures, Worker Health, Safety, & Environment
  • Geotechnical: Subsurface Exploration & Sampling, Engineering Properties of Soils & Materials, Soil Mechanics Analysis, Earth Structures, Shallow Foundations, Earth Retaining Structures, Deep Foundations
  • Structural: Loadings, Analysis, Mechanics of Materials, Materials, Member Design, Design Criteria
  • Transportation: Traffic Analysis, Geometric Design, Transportation Planning, Traffic Safety
  • Water Resources & Environmental: Closed Conduit Hydraulics, Open Channel Hydraulics, Hydrology, Groundwater & Well Fields, Wastewater Treatment, Water Quality, Water Treatment, Engineering Economics

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #956082 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Professional Publications, Inc.
  • Published on: 2012-04-26
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 11.00" h x 1.75" w x 8.50" l, 3.80 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 754 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
1Not even close to representative of exam questions
By Cade Womack
This is a waste of time and money. The CERM is, of course, the most essential single reference for the exam, but these problems are way to hard to practice with. They are in no way representative of exam questions and to try to work these long hard problems is a waste of time for someone who has to squeeze studying in after work. If you start with this book for problems you will be so discouraged that you will think you can never ever pass the exam. Buy the NCEES practice exam or some of the Goswami practice exams and you will be better off. I passed Civil Geo first try after I realized that this book was crap unless you just like to torture yourself.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Pretty good....but needs a little less complexity and assumption at times
By otterpac1504
Great companion to the CERM! I went through and worked it cover to cover. Passed my P.E. on my first attempt! My only complaint are the number of problems that specifically state "(1-hr time limit)". The real exam doesn't have anything REMOTELY this involved, and while it benefits test takers to know the material in-depth before the test, it is perhaps more beneficial to be exposed to questions of the same complexity and difficulty as the real thing. Also, the given answers in the back often made wild assumptions that I would have never thought to make...

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3did even use it for the exam dont know how ...
By Amazon Customer
did even use it for the exam dont know how helpful it can be. same as test masters course books which is what I used.

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