Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th Ed

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9781591263807: Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th Ed

The Civil Engineering Reference Manual provides a comprehensive review of all five NCEES Civil PE exam content areas: construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources and environmental engineering.

Over 500 example problems not only demonstrate how to apply important concepts and equations, they also include step-by-step solutions that show you the most efficient methods to use when solving exam problems.

With more than 100 appendices from references and exam-adopted design standards it’s possible to solve many exam problems using only the Civil Engineering Reference Manual.


Features of the Civil Engineering Reference Manual

  • More than 500 example problems
  • Over 400 defined engineering terms
  • References to over 3,300 equations, 760 figures, and 500 tables
  • Index includes cross-topic concepts
  • Example problems use both SI and U.S. Customary units
  • Consistent nomenclature in each chapter
  • Coverage of both theory and practical applications
  • Easy-to-read explanations
  • Easy-to-use index and full glossary

Exam Topics Covered (used in main product description in Magento, and also in the separate “Topics Covered” field)

  • Construction: Earthwork construction and layout; material quality control and production; quantity and cost estimation; temporary structures; scheduling
  • Geotechnical: Earth and earth-retaining structures; shallow foundations; soil mechanics analysis; soils and materials properties; subsurface exploration and sampling
  • Structural: Loadings; analysis; materials and their mechanics; member design
  • Transportation: Geometric design
  • Water Resources and Environmental: Closed conduit and open channel hydraulics; hydrology; water and wastewater treatment

What’s New in This Edition (used in main product description in Magento)

  • Updated to current exam-adopted codes and standards for:
    • AASHTO: AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 5th ed., 2010
    • ACI 318: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, 2008
    • ACI 530: Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures, 2008
    • IBC: International Building Code, 2009
    Modified concrete and masonry chapters to be consistent with NCEES' revised structural specifications Removed all ACI 318 App. C theory, equations, and examples to be consistent with NCEES requirement of exclusive use of ACI 318 unified strength methods Provided new content, including
    • Added new chapter on highway bridge rating
    • 31 chapters with revisions to existing materials
    • 10 chapters with new material
    • 51 revised equations
    • 13 new equations
    • 15 revised tables
    • 2 new tables
    • 19 revised examples
    • 5 new examples
    • 3 revised appendices
    • 13 revised figures
    • 6 new figures
    • Added 130 new index entries to new and existing material

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