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Concrete Design for the PE Civil and SE Exams

Print Book or eTextbook* Option

C. Dale Buckner, PhD's Concrete Design for the Civil PE and Structural SE Exams, Third Edition presents the concrete design and analysis methods most needed by civil and structural engineering examinees. This book provides a concise but thorough review of concrete theory, code application, design principles, and structural analysis. The 51 example problems demonstrate how to apply concepts, codes, and equations, and over 40 figures and tables provide essential support material. A complete nomenclature list defines the industry-standard variables and symbols used in each chapter.

This book includes code references to familiarize you with exam-adopted codes, such as ASCE7-10 and ACI 318-14. It also includes 35 multiple-choice problems and 2 scenario-based design problems to enhance your problem-solving skills. Each problem’s complete solution lets you check your solving approach. On exam day, you can use this book’s thorough index to quickly locate important codes and concepts.

Codes covered:

  • ASCE7-10
  • ACI 318-14

Topics covered:

  • Columns and Compression Members
  • Continuous One-Way Systems
  • Design Specifications
  • Development of Reinforcement
  • Flexural Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams
  • Materials
  • Prestressed Concrete
  • Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Members
  • Serviceability of Reinforced Concrete Beams
  • Shear Design of Reinforced Concrete
  • Two-Way Slab Systems
*eTextbook access benefits include:

  • One year of access
  • Ability to download the entire eTextbook to multiple devices, so you can study even without internet access
  • An auto sync feature across all your devices for a seamless experience on or offline
  • Unique study tools such as highlighting in six different colors to tailor your study experience
  • Features like read aloud for complete hands-free review
PE Civil Concrete Design Book Cover
$160.00

FAQs

It is an 8-hour exam. It contains 80 total questions: 40 multiple-choice questions in the 4-hour AM session, and 40 multiple-choice questions in the 4-hour PM session.
The PE structural exam is the only open-book exam remaining. All other PE exams are now closed-book computer-based exams, commonly referred to as CBT.
The PE exam can be difficult. The exam tests your competency in all aspects of engineering and should not be taken lightly. You should plan on taking several weeks to prepare and study before sitting for the exam. To see the average pass rate of first time test takers during the last exam, click here.
The PE exam tests for a minimum level of competency in engineering. You need a minimum of four years of post-college work experience to be able to sit for the exam.

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