A Dictionary of Civil, Water Resources & Environmental Engineering



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ISBN: 978-0-98390-850-0
Copyright: 2013
Page Count: 468
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 6 x 9
  • Harry C. Friebel, PhD, PE

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    Harry C. Friebel, Ph.D., P.E., is a Hydraulic Engineer and a Civil - Water Resources and Environmental Engineering - P.E. review course instructor. Dr. Friebel has formerly taught Hydraulic Design to both undergraduate and graduate students.



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    A Dictionary of Civil, Water Resources & Environmental Engineering

    A Dictionary of Civil, Water Resources & Environmental Engineering is the first ever dictionary written exclusively for the Civil Professional Engineering (PE) exam. Whether you’re a water resources or environmental engineering expert, or from another discipline (construction, geotechnical, structural, or transportation) A Dictionary of Civil, Water Resources & Environmental Engineering will help prepare you for the Civil Professional Engineering (PE) exam.

    Terms You Need to Understand to Pass the Civil PE Exam

    • Approximately 8,000 terms, phrases, acronyms, and definitions from the fields of civil engineering, water resources, environmental engineering, and many others.

    • Comprehensive definitions providing reliable, easy-to-understand descriptions.

    During the exam, the dictionary will supplement your understanding of the questions being asked (especially the morning qualitative questions) providing the necessary edge of getting additional problems correct, increasing your chances of passing the Civil PE exam, and maximizing your potential as a professional engineer.

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 8)

    Detailed book Review by Laureano
    I like that you can find many definitions in this book. Maybe add more concepts. (Posted on 8/30/2018)

    A MUST HAVE for the Civil PE Exam Review by Amazon Customer
    This is a MUST HAVE for the Civil PE Exam. There are so many topics covered in the AM, breadth portion of the exam, that you are sure to come across some terms that you have not yet encountered or are not familiar with. Due to the specialized content, you are unlikely to find most of these terms in a standard dictionary. I tried a handful of other "Scientific" and "Egneineering" dictionaries but this is hands down the best for the PE Exam.
    (Posted on 2/26/2018)

    This is an ABSOLUTE must! Review by Amazon Customer
    If you are taking the PE Civil-Water Resources exam, you need this book! The people that make the test (evil NCEES) know what is in your Lindeburg book, so they aren't going to give you freebie questions directly from that resource. I got a few answers right out of this book for the October 2015 exam, none of those answers were in the Lindeburg nor the Goswami books. This book was only around $50, in the grand scheme of it, you've already invested so much time and paid so much, why not spend just a little bit more? One question is worth $50 to me, IMO. You can be frugal in any other part of your life, but this book is essential for passing that exam. I swear by it.

    The book is definitely a dictionary format, no sample questions as someone reviewing earlier said. It clearly says dictionary and doesn't try to be anything else. It is well organized in alphabetical order and has so much in it. I spent the last week before the exam just skimming through this book. I learned a bunch of new terms that I had never seen before. It is a nice hardcover, solid sized book. Yes, you're going to be carrying a lot of stuff into your exam, but don't skimp on this.

    I personally took the Test Masters review class (in Texas, not sure if it is offered elsewhere in the country) and I took their binder and broke it into subjects and made new binders: Water/Wastewater/Hydrology, Geotech, Structures, Hydraulics, Transport/Engineering Econ. From there, I had someone's School of PE notes, and I put them in my binders as well. I took a Geotech textbook from college into the exam that helped me answer at least 3 problems straight from the text. I also had a Hydrology and Environmental book from college that easily got me 8 questions in the afternoon exam. I brought the Goswami and Lindeburg references and maybe got 2 questions of those as well. It all sounds like a lot, and it was annoying to cart around, but taking an 8 hour exam sucks regardless. This book helped with both the morning and the afternoon. Even if the definition you're looking for doesn't give you the answer, it will put you on a better path to finding the answer in one of your other books/notes.

    Oh, and I just found out that I passed! I got an 86%! I'm glad I NEVER have to do that again. (Posted on 2/26/2018)