16-Hour Structural Engineering (SE) Practice Exam for Buildings (STBDPX3)

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SKU: STBDPX3
ISBN:978-1-59126-491-0
Copyright: 2015
Page Count: 184
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
Author(s):
  • Joseph S. Schuster, SE, PE, with Simpson Gumpertz and Heger

    Author Information

    Joseph S. Schuster, SE, PE, is a practicing structural engineer licensed in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Illinois. He obtained a bachelor of science in civil engineering from Cornell University and a master of science in structural engineering from Stanford University. Currently, Mr. Schuster works for the national engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, where he is involved in the structural design and renovation of steel, concrete, masonry, and wood buildings. He has also worked extensively on projects involving the repair and adaptive reuse of historic structures and has investigated several building collapses.

    Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) is a national engineering firm that designs, investigates, and rehabilitates structures and building enclosures. SGH's award-winning work includes building, nuclear, transportation, water/wastewater, and science/defense projects throughout the United States and in more than 30 other countries.

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    Introduction

    Table of Contents

    Codes

    Sample Pages

    Answer Sheets

    16-Hour Structural Engineering (SE) Practice Exam for Buildings (STBDPX3), 3rd Edition

    New Edition; Updated to the Latest Design Standards. The Most Realistic Practice for the SE Exam


    16-Hour Structural Engineering (SE) Practice Exam for Buildings contains two 40-problem, multiple-choice breadth exams and two four-essay depth exams consistent with the NCEES SE exam’s format and specifications. Like the exam, this book’s multiple-choice problems require an average of six minutes to solve, and the essay problems can be solved in one hour.



    Comprehensive step-by-step solutions for all problems demonstrate accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches. The solutions to the depth exams’ essay problems use blue text to identify the information you will be expected to include in your exam booklet to receive full credit. The supplemental content uses black text to enhance your understanding of the solution process.


     


    16-Hour Structural Engineering (SE) Practice Exam for Buildings will help you to



    • prepare for all four exam components

    • connect relevant theory to exam-like problems

    • identify accurate problem-solving approaches

    • navigate the exam-adopted codes and standards

    • solve problems under timed conditions




    Referenced Codes and Standards



    • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications (AASHTO)

    • Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 402/602)

    • Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318)

    • International Building Code (IBC)

    • Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI7)

    • National Design Specification for Wood Construction ASD/LRFD (NDS)

    • North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (AISI)

    • PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete (PCI)

    • Seismic Design Manual (AISC)

    • Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic with Commentary (NDS SDPWS)

    • Steel Construction Manual (AISC)

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 15)

    detailed Review by emmy
    Overall
    I haven't taken the practice exam yet. (Posted on 9/8/2016)

    A Great Way to Prepare, and to Alleviate Test Anxiety Review by Amazon.com Customer
    Overall
    This is an excellent test preparation tool to use to reduce any anxieties over an actual exam. Its test-structured format has a series of problems for vertical forces component, and lateral forces component breadth modules, and building depth modules with adequately detailed solutions, highlighting the work which would be expected written for the exam for full credit. (Posted on 9/16/2015)

    Exam-like Formatting! Review by Amazon.com Customer
    Overall
    This is an important study tool for the Structural Engineering exam for Buildings. Although the text has additional questions, this book helps you prepare with excellent exam-like questions that require the six minute time to complete. There are two exams for multiple choice and two essay exams.

    With all professional testing knowing the theory is great, but then it needs to be applied. There is no substitute for trying to answer real questions in the format the test is in. This is a very valuable study tool.

    Good luck! (Posted on 8/19/2015)

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