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Structural Depth Reference Manual for the PE Civil Exam

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Alan Williams, PhD's Structural Depth Reference Manual for the PE Civil Exam, Fifth Edition is the only reference you need to prepare for the Structural depth portion of the PE Civil exam. This comprehensive manual follows NCEES exam specifications and addresses complex topics by parsing them into condensed, understandable, readable sections. Offering a complete review of all exam topics, this reference manual is up-to-date to the current exam specifications and design standards, and employs instructional design to enable comprehensive understanding that builds exam confidence.

Content includes:

  • Comprehensive review of the structural depth section exam topics and highlights the most useful equations in the exam-adopted codes and standards
  • Solving methods—including ASD and LRFD for steel, strength design for concrete, and ASD for timber and masonry—are thoroughly explained
  • Cross references connect concepts and point you to additional relevant tables, figures, equations, and codes
  • Over 95 example problems that demonstrate the application of concepts and equations
  • Each chapter includes practice problems so you can solve exam-like problems, and the step-by-step solutions allow you to check your solution approach
  • A thorough index directs you to the codes and concepts you will need during the exam
PE Civil Structural Depth Reference Manual Book Cover
$168.00

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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