Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, Print (Hardcover)

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Copyright: 2012
Page Count: 1,552
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • Michael R. Lindeburg, PE

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    Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is widely acknowledged by the engineering community as the leading authority on licensing exam preparation. Mr. Lindeburg holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University. For more than 25 years, he has taught and supervised hundreds of FE and PE exam review courses and has written dozens of books for exam preparation.



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    Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, Print (Hardcover), 13th Edition

    Click here to download a PDF version of the index for the Civil Engineering Reference Manual.

    The Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam provides a comprehensive review of all five NCEES Civil PE exam content areas: construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources and environmental engineering.

    Over 500 example problems not only demonstrate how to apply important concepts and equations, they also include step-by-step solutions that show you the most efficient methods to use when solving exam problems.

    With more than 100 appendices from references and exam-adopted design standards it’s possible to solve many exam problems using only the Civil Engineering Reference Manual.

    Features of the Civil Engineering Reference Manual

    • More than 500 example problems

    • Over 400 defined engineering terms

    • References to over 3,300 equations, 760 figures, and 500 tables

    • Index includes cross-topic concepts

    • Example problems that use both SI and U.S. Customary units

    • Consistent nomenclature in each chapter

    • Coverage of both theory and practical applications

    • Easy-to-read explanations

    • Easy-to-use index and full glossary

    Note: The construction, structural, and transportation depth exam standards changed as of October 2013; click here for more informationor download a PDF version of the new standards.


    Exam Topics Covered

    Exam Topics Covered

    • Construction: Earthwork construction and layout; material quality control and production; quantity and cost estimation; temporary structures; scheduling

    • Geotechnical: Earth and earth-retaining structures; shallow foundations; soil mechanics analysis; soils and materials properties; subsurface exploration and sampling

    • Structural: Loadings; analysis; materials and their mechanics; member design

    • Transportation: Geometric design

    • Water Resources and Environmental: Closed conduit and open channel hydraulics; hydrology; water and wastewater treatment

    Note: The construction, structural, and transportation depth exam standards changed as of October 2013; click here for more informationor download a PDF version of the new standards.

    New content, including:

    • A new chapter on highway bridge rating

    • 31 chapters with revisions to existing material

    • 10 chapters with new material

    • 51 revised equations

    • 13 new equations

    • 15 revised tables

    • 2 new tables

    • 19 revised examples

    • 5 new examples

    • 3 revised appendices

    • 13 revised figures

    • 6 new figures

    • 130 new index entries to new and existing material

    • Removal of all ACI 318 App. C theory, equations, and examples to be consistent with the NCEES requirement of exclusive use of ACI 318 unified strength methods

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    Great Framework for Study Prep Review by ES
    I have been out of graduate school for over 6 years now and have not been working too closely as a traditional engineer, however close enough to sit for the exam in October. The CERM13 has been instrumental in setting the framework for my study schedule. By working my way through the chapters chronologically the book gradually builds upon itself allowing you to focus on simpler subjects initially and then into the more complex. Definitly a must have for anyone taking the Civil Exam. (Posted on 8/28/12)

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    I bought both morning and afternoon pakage from ppi. This book helps me to prepare as aguide for pe exam. I would recommend this book for pe exam takers even for future reference.
    Dawit (Posted on 8/26/12)

    A huge help for my self review Review by Jerry
    This is a no brainer study material for me. It covers everything that I need for the morning session specially for me who is 21 yrs since my graduation. It will help me breeze through in my review because the basics and fundamentals of each module will refresh what i've learned more than 20 years ago. The included appendices with corresponding index is great. And with the CEPP13 book its a great combination. (Posted on 8/16/12)