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  • PPI California Civil Seismic Building Design, 12th Edition Index

    Easily find the codes and terms you will need during the exam with the California Civil Seismic Building Design, 12th Edition downloadable index.


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    PPI California Civil Seismic Building Design, 12th Edition Index

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    Page Count:    11
    Authors:    Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, Kurt M. McMullin, PhD, PE

    California Civil Seismic Building Design, 12th Edition Index Download

    The Seismic Design of Building Structures index is a time-saving tool to help you review more efficiently by allowing you to locate desired knowledge areas quickly and easily in your copy of California Civil Seismic Building Design, 12th Edition.

    This PDF version of the Seismic Design of Building Structures index provides thousands of entries and can be used as

    • a complete reference of key terms that enables you to find information about every knowledge area
    • a source to help identify related concepts and terms for every exam topic
    • a checklist of all knowledge areas to guarantee you don’t miss any topics on the exam

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  • California Civil Seismic Building Design, 12th Edition eTextbook

    New. Updated for 2018 exam. California Civil Seismic Building Design, eTextbook provides a comprehensive introduction to core seismic concepts and principles, and offers essential background information for engineering and architecture exams. One year access to this eTextbook is only available at PPI.


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    California Civil Seismic Building Design, eTextbook - 1 Year, 12th Edition

     

    ISBN:  9781591265948
    Page Count:    288
    Format:    ePub
    Authors:    Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, Kurt M. McMullin, PhD, PE

    California Civil Seismic Building Design, eTextbook presents the seismic design concepts most essential to engineers, architects, and students of civil and structural engineering, and architecture and one year access is only available at PPI. The eTextbook’s 15 chapters provide a concise but thorough review of seismic theory, code application, design principles, and structural analysis. The 30 example problems demonstrate how to apply concepts, codes, and equations to solve realistic problems. More than 125 practice problems provide opportunities for independent problem-solving practice, and complete solutions allow you to check your solution approach.


    This eTextbook includes two comprehensive indexes—one of key terms and another of seismic building codes—to quickly direct you to the information you are looking for. You can also locate related support material by following references throughout the text to the 150 equations, 29 tables, 144 figures, and 16 appendices, and to relevant codes and standards.

     Topics Covered

    • Basic Seismology
    • Details of Seismic-Resistant Structures  (Concrete, Masonry, Steel, Wood)
    • Diaphragm Theory
    • Earthquake Characteristics
    • Effects of Earthquakes on Structures
    • General Structural Design
    • Response of Structures
    • Seismic Building Code
    • Special Design Features
    • Tilt-Up Construction
    • Vibration Theory

     Referenced Codes and Standards

    • CBC 2016 / IBC 2015
    • AWC/NDS SDPWS Seismic 
    • TMS 402 11/ACI 530-13/ASCE 5-13, TMS 602-11/ACI530.1-13/ASCE 6-13
    • ASCE/SEI7 2010
    • ATC-20/ATC 20-1 1995
    • ACI 318 2011
    • AISC SCM 14th ed. 2011
    • AISC 341 2010
    • AISC 360 2010
    • NDS Wood 2012

    One Year eTexbook access benefits include:

    • 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
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  • PPI Book Tabs
    Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.
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    Customizable Book Tabs

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-524-5
    Page Count:    24 Tabs
    Format:    Tabs
    Dimensions:    1 1/4 x 1/2
    Authors:    Editors of PPI

    Quickly locate important information on exam day with these 24 customizable, crack-and-peel book tabs from PPI.

    The Ideal Tool for Organizing Information in Your References

    • Simple to affix to a book page
    • Easily customizable with permanent marker (Sharpie)
    • Tear resistant thanks to their special design
    • Multi-colored 1-1/4" x 1/2" tabs

    Please note: Not all state boards allow the use of tabbed reference materials during exams. Confirm with your state board whether you are permitted to use tabbed references.

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    Prepare for your exam with the versatile Casio FX-115 ES Plus calculator—accepted by the NCEES for all exams.
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    Casio FX-115 ES Plus Advanced Scientific Calculator

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    Format:    Calculator
    Authors:    Casio

    Casio's FX-115 ES Plus calculator is on the list of approved calculators for the NCEES engineering and surveying exams. Solve exam problems with the versatility and functionality of the Casio FX-115 ES Plus.

    The Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator

    • Natural textbook 2-line display = You can find exact roots of quadratic functions, and it displays advanced notation in standard form.
    • Advanced mathematics = You can find the calculation of integrals, derivatives, and summation sequences with the appropriate notation templates. You also can easily identify local maximum and minimum.
    • Engineering functionality = You can access 40 pre-programmed scientific unit conversions. 
    • Enhanced capabilities =  You can utilize complex number calculation, simultaneous and polynomial equation solving, "Calc", "Solv", and base N calculations.
    • Power reliability = It operates on both solar and battery power.

    Master your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator with PPI's Casio Calculator OnDemand Lessons.

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    More than 4,500 entries covering traditional English, conventional metric, and SI units.
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    Engineering Unit Conversions

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-099-8
    Page Count:    160
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    6 x 9
    Authors:    Michael R. Lindeburg, PE

    If you have ever struggled with converting grams to slugs, centistokes to square feet per second, or pounds per million gallons (lbm/MG) to milligrams per liter (mg/L), you will appreciate the time-saving value of this book. More than 4,500 entries covering traditional English, conventional metric, and SI units in the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical, and chemical engineering make conversions a snap.

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  • CodeMaster Structural Wood Design ASD/LRFD (2015 IBC, ASCE 7-10, 2015 NDS) (SWD15)

    New. Updated for the 2018 Exams. This laminated reference guide contains information about designing typical wood framing members, including glued laminated timber, in accordance with the 2015 IBC, ASCE 7-10, and 2015 National Design Specification.


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    CodeMaster Structural Wood Design ASD/LRFD (2015 IBC, ASCE 7-10, 2015 NDS)

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    ISBN:  9781936039357
    Format:    Booklet
    Authors:    Structures and Codes Institute

    This CodeMaster contains information about designing typical wood framing members, including glued laminated timber, in accordance with the 2015 IBC, ASCE 7-10 and 2015 National Design Specification. This handy laminated guide explains the design process in ten easy-to-understand steps beginning with determining loads and load combinations. Determination of referenced design values for different sizes, species and grades is clearly explained and adjustment factors are presented in a consolidated manner for quick reference, with a matrix indicating when they are required.

    The CodeMaster includes steps for checking stresses and sizing the member; design equations are presented in a clear understandable format with notation defined. Numerous illustrations are provided to show key concepts such as tributary area, span measurement for sloped members, and dressed size versus nominal size. "Secrets of the CodeMaster" are included to help the designer avoid common mistakes.

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  • CodeMaster - Allowable Stress Design for Masonry (2015 IBC) (ASDCM15)

    New. Updated for the 2018 Exams. This six page, laminated reference guide provides an easy-to-follow nine step procedure for the allowable stress design of masonry in accordance with the 2015 IBC.


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    CodeMaster - Allowable Stress Design for Masonry (2015 IBC) (ASDCM15)

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    ISBN:  9781936039333
    Format:    Booklet
    Authors:    Structures and Codes Institute

    This six page, laminated reference guide provides an easy-to-follow nine step procedure for the allowable stress design of masonry in accordance with the 2015 IBC. 

    A Quick and Easy Reference for Solving Allowable Stress Design Problems

    • Illustrations provide clarity on codes described.
    • Solved examples make it easy to understand the information presented.

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  • CodeMaster Seismic Design (2015 IBC / ASCE 7-10) (SDINA15A)

    New. Updated for the 2018 Exams. This 6-page laminated reference guide provides an easy-to-follow 11-step procedure for seismic design in accordance with the 2015 IBC and ASCE 7-10, with emphasis on the seismic design of a typical one-to-three story building. Illustrations are provided for many of the difficult to understand requirements. Subjects addressed include determination of mapped spectral response accelerations; consideration of exceptions to the seismic code requirements; Seismic Design Category determination; consideration of plan and vertical structural irregularities; determination of seismic base shear, redundancy coefficient and seismic load effects; and compliance with drift control requirements.


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    CodeMaster Seismic Design (2015 IBC / ASCE 7-10) (SDINA15A)

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    ISBN:  9781936039340
    Page Count:    6
    Format:    Booklet
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    Structures and Codes Institute

    This 6-page laminated reference guide provides an easy-to-follow 11-step procedure for seismic design in accordance with the 2015 IBC and ASCE 7-10, with emphasis on the seismic design of a typical one-to-three story building. Illustrations are provided for many of the difficult to understand requirements. Subjects addressed include determination of mapped spectral response accelerations; consideration of exceptions to the seismic code requirements; Seismic Design Category determination; consideration of plan and vertical structural irregularities; determination of seismic base shear, redundancy coefficient and seismic load effects; and compliance with drift control requirements.

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  • CodeMaster Seismic Design (2015 IBC / ASCE 7-10) (SDIA15)

    New. Updated for the 2018 Exams. This two-page laminated, handy reference tool contains everything you need to know about the determination of seismic design categories. It is a great time-saving tool and provides a step-by-step procedure to determine a structure's seismic design category in accordance with the 2015 IBC and ASCE 7-10. Shortcuts and illustrations are provided to help quickly assess applicability of exceptions and find the needed information.


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    CodeMaster Seismic Design Category (2015 IBC / ASCE 7-10)

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    ISBN:  9781936039272
    Format:    Booklet
    Authors:    Structures and Codes Institute

    This two-page laminated, handy reference tool contains everything you need to know about the determination of seismic design categories. It is a great time-saving tool and provides a step-by-step procedure to determine a structure's seismic design category in accordance with the 2015 IBC and ASCE 7-10. Shortcuts and illustrations are provided to help quickly assess applicability of exceptions and find the needed information.

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  • 2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual Volume 1: Code Application Examples
    The 2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual provides a step-by-step approach to applying the structural provisions of the 2015 International Building Code and referenced standards.
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    2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual Volume 1: Code Application Examples

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    ISBN:  9781609836498
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    International Code Council
    The 2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual provides a step-by-step approach to applying the structural provisions of the 2015 International Building Code and referenced standards. Volume 1 contains code application examples based on the IBC and ASCE 7-10 including determination of seismic irregularities, combinations of structural systems, determination of drift, support of discontinuous systems, and analysis of seismic forces applied to equipment, non-structural elements and non-building structures.
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  • 2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual Volume 2: Examples for Light-Frame, Tilt-Up and Masonry Buildings
    The 2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual provides a step-by-step approach to applying the structural provisions of the 2015 International Building Code® and referenced standards.
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    2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual Volume 2: Examples for Light-Frame, Tilt-Up and Masonry Buildings

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    ISBN:  9781609836504
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    International Code Council

    The 2015 IBC SEAOC Structural/Seismic Design Manual provides a step-by-step approach to applying the structural provisions of the 2015 International Building Code® and referenced standards. Volume 2 contains code application examples of light-frame, tilt-up and masonry construction. Diaphragm flexibility, center of mass, collectors and chords, deflection and anchorage are discussed through examples. In and out-of-plane seismic loads are analyzed.

    Volume 2 includes sample structures of wood, cold-formed steel, tilt-up concrete and masonry, including:

    • Four-Story Wood Light-Frame Hotel
    • Cold-formed Steel Light-frame Three-story Apartment on Concrete Podium
    • Tilt-up Building with Plan Irregularities
    • Tilt-up Wall Building with Openings An excellent reference and study guide for the NCEES Structural Exam. 

    This manual is an invaluable resource for civil and structural engineers, architects, academics and students.

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  • PE CA Seismic Learning Hub Access Subscription

    Comprehensive review of key knowledge areas combined with extensive practice

    • The #1 California Civil Seismic Principles Manual
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    PE CA Seismic Learning Hub Access Subscription

     

    California Civil Seismic Principles Review Subscription 

    PPI Learning Hub is the go-to destination for California Civil Seismic Principles exam prep. Our philosophy has a simple framework: kick-off your studies with a personalized PPI Study Plan, then “Review, Practice, and Assess” until you are ready for exam day. 

    PPI’s Review subscription provides classic PPI prep with comprehensive review of key knowledge areas including corresponding practice problems plus hundreds of additional, unique practice problems.   

    PPI Learning Hub’s Review subscription includes everything you need to pass: 

    • The #1 California Civil Seismic Principles Manual
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    • Personalized study plan guides review and schedule
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    PPI study tools work in unity, are current to exam specifications, and follow NCEES exam guidelines. 

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