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Steel Design for the PE Civil and SE Exams (Includes Code Update PDF)

Available in Print or eTextbook

Fredrick S. Roland, PE's Steel Design for the PE Civil and SE Exams, Third Edition gives you a thorough overview of the concepts and methods you’ll need to solve steel analysis and design problems on the PE Civil Structural and SE exams. Sharpen your problem-solving skills, and assess your knowledge of how to apply important specifications with 37 exam-like, multiple-choice practice problems. Each problem is accompanied by a detailed, step-by-step solution showing both LRFD and ASD methods.

Prepare to Pass the Civil PE and Structural SE Exams

  • Clear explanations of exam-adopted codes and standards
  • Detailed examples illustrating a wide range of common situations
  • Confidence-building practice problems
  • Side-by-side LRFD and ASD solutions
  • Thorough index and easy-to-use lists of tables, figures, problems, and nomenclature

Referenced Codes and Standards

  • AASHTO LRFD 7th
  • IBC 2015
  • ASCE 7-10
  • ACI 318-14
  • AISC Steel 
  • NDS Wood 2015
  • OSHA CFR 29 1910
  • PCI 2010
  • TMS 402/ ACI 530  

Topics Covered:

  • Allowable Strength Design (ASD)
  • History and Development of Structural Steel
  • Steel Beam Design
  • Bolted Connections
  • Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD)
  • Steel Column Design
  • Combined Stress Members
  • Loads and Load Combinations
  • Tension Member Design
  • Composite Steel Members
  • Plate Girders
  • Welded Connections
  • Flanges and Webs with Concentrated Loads
*eTexbook 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 Steel 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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