Timber Design for the Civil and Structural PE Exams, 7th Edition (CSTB7)

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Copyright: 2009
Page Count: 284
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • Robert H. Kim, MSCE, PE

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    Robert H. Kim, MSCE, PE, is a design engineering consultant for BKLB, Inc., with extensive experience in the design, research, and construction of timber structures.
  • Jai B. Kim, PhD, PE

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    Jai B. Kim, PhD, PE, professor and chairman of the Civil Engineering Department at Bucknell University, has many years of timber design, research, and teaching experience. He has published widely in the field of civil engineering.
  • Parker E. Terril, BSCE, MSRE

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    Parker E. Terril, BSCE, MSRE has a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering from Bucknell University. Since 2006 he has worked as a project manager on a variety of commercial and residential construction projects.



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    Timber Design for the Civil and Structural PE Exams, 7th Edition (CSTB7)

    Timber Design for the Civil and Structural PE Exams is a comprehensive study guide that uses the inductive teaching method to help readers apply the ASD/LRFD national Design Specifications to realistic problem scenarios, and understand the design theories the solving methods are based on. Design examples and scenario-based practice problems will help you apply what you learn, whether you are preparing for the Civil PE or Structural Engineering (SE) exams, are a student in a timber design course, or are a practicing engineer.

    Note: The Civil PE structural depth and the SE exam codes and standards have changed as of October 2014. You can reference the current Civil PE Exam specifications and codes here, and the current SE exam specifications and codes here. While specific codes, equations, or values may change from one edition of a design or reference standard to the next, PPI’s books continue to provide an appropriate overview of the design concepts presented, and will prepare you for the 2015 exams.

    Prepare to Pass the Civil PE and SE Exams

    • Provides an overview of timber-related codes and standards, including how to use NDS 2005 specifications

    • Lists the most-used NDS equations, figures, and tables for easy access

    • Cross-references solution steps to NDS sections

    • Solves problems using both Load Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and Allowable Stress Design (ASD) timber design methods

    • Features 40 design examples and 6 scenario-based practice problems with step-by-step solutions

    Topics Covered

    • Structural and Physical Properties of Wood

    • Mechanical Properties of Lumber

    • Lumber Size Categories and Allowable Design Stress

    • Beam Design: Sawn Lumber of Wood and Glued Laminated Timber

    • Axial Members

    • Combined Bending and Axial Loading

    • Mechanical Connections

    • Nails, Spikes, and Bolts

    • Lag Screws and Wood Screws

    • Split Rings and Shear Plates

    • Plywood and Nonplywood Structural Panels

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 4)

    Timber Design for the SE Exam Review by WILLIAM
    Please update this reference to reflect the NDS/SWPDS wood code currently used on the SE exam. (Posted on 10/12/2016)

    Fair Review by Chris
    I did not find this of any use. A discipline specific option would be better. (Posted on 2/20/2013)