Structural Depth Practice Exams for the Civil PE Exam (CESTPX3)

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Copyright: 2015
Page Count: 90
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • James Giancaspro, PhD, PE

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    Dr. James Giancaspro is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Miami in South Florida, and has been on the faculty since 2006. He received Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He collaborated with scientists at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Fire Safety & Research Division to investigate high temperature resistant materials used in aerospace applications. His industry experience stems from several years in the Structural Damage Technology Division of Boeing, where he developed test methods for composite materials and experimental programs to evaluate their durability and damage tolerance. Currently, his research includes concrete surface measurement and modification, optical strain measurement techniques, and material testing. He has been a member of the editorial board for the ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering since 2008. He holds two patents and has coauthored more than 15 articles for refereed journal publications, 3 books, and 25 technical reports including the 2012 ASCE Report Card for Florida’s Infrastructure. In 2013, he was the recipient of the James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award from Chi Epsilon for the Southeastern United States.


    Table of Contents

    Sample Pages


    Answer Sheets

    Codes and References

    Structural Depth Practice Exams for the Civil PE Exam (CESTPX3), 3rd Edition

    New Edition; Updated to the 2015 Exam Design Standards.

    Two Realistic, 40-Problem Structural Depth Exams.

    Structural Depth Practice Exams for the Civil PE Exam contains two 40-problem, multiple-choice exams consistent with the NCEES Civil PE structural depth exam’s format and specifications. Like the actual exam, the problems in this book require an average of six minutes to solve. Comprehensive step-by-step solutions demonstrate accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches. Author commentary is provided in the solutions to explain time-saving shortcuts and common pitfalls.

    Structural Depth Practice Exams will help you to

    • familiarize yourself with the exam scope and format

    • identify accurate and efficient problem-solving approaches

    • connect relevant theory to exam-like problems

    • solve problems under timed conditions

    Referenced Codes and Standards

    • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications (AASHTO)

    • Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (ACI 530/530.1)

    • Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318)

    • Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI7)

    • International Building Code (IBC)

    • National Design Specification for Wood Construction ASD/LRFD (NDS)

    • PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete (PCI)

    • Safety and Health Regulations for Construction (OSHA 29 CFR Part 1926)

    • Steel Construction Manual (AISC)

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 5)

    Five Stars Review by Customer
    Very helpful in preparing for the October 2015 PE Exam. I passed! (Posted on 6/1/2016)

    N/A Review by Michelle
    I like the author commentary in the solutions section. I haven't really gotten a chance to look at it yet. My only comment would be that it might be more "real world" if you didn't use units on the answers. I, like I am sure many others, prefer the units but from what I understand, they are not used on the PE exam. Also the NCEES practice exam doesn't use units for their answers (although it does seem to specifically ask for a unit). (Posted on 4/23/2016)

    Good Review by Christine
    AASHTO examples are not up to date with latest code even though this was sold as up to date with 2015 codes on the exam

    PPI Response: PPI is not provided with advance notice of exam changes but we make every effort to update our books as soon as possible. If you would like to be updated when PPI updates this book to a new edition, please follow us on Facebook. (Posted on 9/29/2015)