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

Availability: In stock




In Stock

Ships in one business day.
Copyright: 2015
Page Count: 1648
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • Michael R. Lindeburg, PE

    Author Information

    Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, he has authored over 30 engineering reference and exam preparation books. He has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University.



    Table of Contents

    Sample Pages



    Appendices Table of Contents

    Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, Print (Hardcover), 15th Edition

    New Edition. Comprehensive Civil PE Exam Coverage

    The Civil Engineering Reference Manual is the most comprehensive textbook for the NCEES Civil PE exam. This book’s time-tested organization and clear explanations start with the basics to help you get up to speed with common civil engineering concepts. Together, the 90 chapters provide an in-depth review of all of the topics, codes, and standards listed in the NCEES Civil PE exam specifications. The extensive index contains thousands of entries, with multiple entries included for each topic, so you can easily find the codes and concepts you will need during the exam.

    This book features:

    • over 100 appendices containing essential support material

    • over 500 clarifying examples

    • over 550 common civil engineering terms defined in an easy-to-use glossary

    • thousands of equations, figures, and tables

    • industry-standard terminology and nomenclature

    • equal support of U.S. customary and SI units

    • The NCEES recently adopted newer editions of the ACI, ASCE, TMS, and MSJC codes for the 2016 construction exam. This adoption occurred post-publication of the Civil Engineering Reference Manual, 15th edition by Michael R. Lindeburg, PE.  For your reference and convenience, we have included a PDF that cross references the 2011 ACI 318 and the 2014 ACI 2014, as well as a PDF with the updates in the reference manual. You may access the PDFs by clicking here.  PPI is committed to supporting you in your efforts towards licensure, and providing the highest-quality content for your preparation.

      Exam Topics Covered

      • Civil Breadth: Project Planning; Means and Methods; Soil Mechanics; Structural Mechanics; Hydraulics and Hydrology; Geometrics; Materials; Site Development

      • Construction: Earthwork Construction and Layout; Estimating Quantities and Costs; Construction Operations and Methods; Scheduling; Material Quality Control and Production; Temporary Structures; Health and Safety

      • Geotechnical Site Characterization; Soil Mechanics, Laboratory Testing, and Analysis; Field Materials Testing, Methods, and Safety; Earthquake Engineering and Dynamic Loads; Earth Structures; Groundwater and Seepage; Problematic Soil and Rock Conditions; Earth Retaining Structures; Shallow Foundations; Deep Foundations

      • Structural: Analysis of Structures; Design and Details of Structures; Codes and Construction

      • Transportation: Traffic Engineering; Horizontal Design; Vertical Design; Intersection Geometry; Roadside and Cross-Section Design; Signal Design; Traffic Control Design; Geotechnical and Pavement; Drainage; Alternatives Analysis

      • Water Resources and Environmental: Analysis and Design; Hydraulics–Closed Conduit; Hydraulics–Open Channel; Hydrology; Groundwater and Wells; Wastewater Collection and Treatment; Water Quality; Drinking Water Distribution and Treatment; Engineering Economic Analysis

    Product Tags

    Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

    Customer Reviews (View All - 39)

    Great manual for morning session Review by Fernando
    Concise and yet very thorough. (Posted on 8/30/2016)

    Comprehensive Manual That Covers Topics Beyond Those Found in a Typical Civil PE Exam Review by Amazon Customer
    This thick and heavy book is incredibly comprehensive and covers topics far beyond the subjects questioned in a civil PE exam. For example, it includes facts and figures regarding the impact of declining US infrastructure, such as the state of bridges.

    The author says the updated edition was extensively revised, removing substantial content to make room for the most updated data in regard to material consistent with NCES-adopted codes and standards. You can also register this book with PPI, where you can get updates, corrections, exam updates, discounts and more.

    The book is broken down into nine topics: Background and Support, Water Resources, Environmental, Geotechnical Structural, Transportation, Construction, Systems, Managemetnt & Professional and Support Material. Within each of these topics are subheadings covering each field in more detail, such as field materials testing, groundwater and seepage, codes and construction, engineering economic analysis. The fifteen appendices cover a wide range of topics such as properties of air at atmospheric pressure, dimensions of seamless steel boiler tubing, properties of superheated steam and circular channel rations. There are diagrams and charts for various properties such as steel, aluminum, magnesium, concrete, etc.

    While the book doesn’t contain a lot of practice questions (for that, the author recommends "Practice Problems for the Civil Engineering PE Exam: A Companion to the Civil Engineering Reference Manual"), its primary function is as a “knowledge base” to prime you for the practice questions. I found the index and glossary most useful.

    In addition, I liked the author’s humorous and jovial tone, essential to helping any hard exam bearable. This resource is well-done and offers a great amount of information for any engineer taking this test, and even afterwards, as a reference you’d want to keep handy in your library. (Posted on 2/26/2016)

    Comprehensive Book Review by Olivia
    The reference book is very helpful during my study time for the PE. It is well organized and easy to follow. I wish there were a few more example problems. SI/US versions of the examples can be eliminated to one unit system if nothing changes in the equations/problem solving process. (Posted on 1/13/2016)