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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    Customer Reviews (View All - 50)

    Purchased with Upgrade Offer Review by Richard
    I purchased this with the upgrade offer where you send in the cover of an old edition. Process was quick and painless. I would highly recommend.

    Book content is excellent. It is my single most important reference for preparation and the PE Exam. This is a must have.

    One of my colleagues taking the exam has the 11th edition. We both plan on taking the construction PM section, and the construction section is vastly expanded in this newer (13th) edition.
    (Posted on 9/17/12)

    Must Have Review by Nicholaus
    This text is a must have for the PE exam. It is a great overall reference. It will also be of use to you later on in your career. (Posted on 8/16/12)

    A good overall reference manual. Review by Ian
    I purchased this book to use in preparation of the Civil PE Exam. It is what it claims to be, a good reference manual for engineering concepts. I have only worked through the Introduction, Topic I, & Topic II, so far. The author recommends 6 months and 300 hours of study time with the book. The book is very well structured and planned out. He provides good context and information about the PE exam in the introduction. It will take some time using the book to get comfortable with its format and where/how things are located. It is also only a Reference Manual. While it does have example problems after each topic, I wouldn't use this as your sole study preparation. Only drawback, if it is one, is the author tends to go into almost too much depth at times. It seems like is a good product (we will see after I take the exam) and I would recommend it. (Posted on 8/16/12)