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The Civil Engineering Reference Manual provides a comprehensive review of all five NCEES Civil PE exam content areas: construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation (the Transportation depth exam standards have changed; click here for more information, or download a PDF version of the new standards), and water resources and environmental engineering.
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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
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
What’s New in This Edition
- Updates to current exam-adopted codes and standards for:
- AASHTO: AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 5th ed., 2010
- ACI 318: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, 2008
- ACI 530: Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures, 2008
- IBC: International Building Code, 2009
- Modifications to concrete and masonry chapters to be consistent with NCEES' revised structural specifications
- 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
- Continued relevance to current technology and modern methods with updates, clarifications, and revisions to existing content
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