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

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

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    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.



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    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

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 36)

    A lot of information Review by Tommy
    It really does provide a lot of information that you need for the exam. The struggle for me was that almost all of the coefficients and symbols in the equations were generalized, so it was difficult to determine what property was assigned to that specific variable. Almost none of the equations used the same variable symbols that I was taught in school. (Posted on 9/12/2016)

    Five Stars Review by Amazon Customer
    Great (Posted on 6/7/2016)

    Yes you need this book Review by Customer
    Stop wasting time and get this book before you study. It is what you will use on the PE test. You need to be familiar with it and tab the important sections. It is very well organized and the index is priceless. I'd recommend getting the index in a separate 3-ring binder.

    As a water-resources depth taker, I probably did NOT need the latest version. The math is the same and there are no real "codes" to update for that section. I used this book exclusively, with additional review course notes, and one wastewater book from college. (Posted on 5/2/2016)