photo CHPE_AnimatedWebBanner_650x1202_zps5704d467.gif
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
svs

CA - Seismic/Surveying

10 posts in this topic

Hello all,

I'm a licensed P.E. (Civil, Oct 2009) in the State of Oklahoma. I will be moving to CA sometime next year and hence have registered for CA-Seismic/Surveying for October 2011.

I would appreciate any help/advise on reference materials and preparatory information for taking these exams.

Thank you,

SVS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 photo CHPE_AnimatedWebBanner_650x1202_zps5704d467.gif
Hello all,

I'm a licensed P.E. (Civil, Oct 2009) in the State of Oklahoma. I will be moving to CA sometime next year and hence have registered for CA-Seismic/Surveying for October 2011.

I would appreciate any help/advise on reference materials and preparatory information for taking these exams.

Thank you,

SVS

Seismic: Use the Hiner manual (i linked to it in your previous post). If you're a structural engineer this shouldn't be too difficult. If you are in a different field then it may be beneficial to take the Hiner class to catchup on different seismic principles. There are like 6-8 different seismic equations for different systems (buildings, non-buildings, diaphragms, etc.). I would make spreadsheets for each showing which variables go into each and where you get them from. I believe that would be of great help (and you won't freak out when they pull up some equation without telling you where it's from and tell you to find some variable you've never seen before). If I have some time later this week i'll put up two spreadsheets that i've created on my wiki.

Surveying: I used cuomo but i didn't think that book did a great job of preparing me for what was on the test (although it did do a good job of showing me the surveying methodology). I recommend supplementing the cuomo book with a book of problems (or even take a class if you have the time). Your greatest problem with this test is time management.

I spent about a week studying for each surveying and seismic so since you have a lot of time before the test you should be able to spread things out and really dive into any subjects that are difficult.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello all,

I'm a licensed P.E. (Civil, Oct 2009) in the State of Oklahoma. I will be moving to CA sometime next year and hence have registered for CA-Seismic/Surveying for October 2011.

I would appreciate any help/advise on reference materials and preparatory information for taking these exams.

Thank you,

SVS

Seismic: Use the Hiner manual (i linked to it in your previous post). If you're a structural engineer this shouldn't be too difficult. If you are in a different field then it may be beneficial to take the Hiner class to catchup on different seismic principles. There are like 6-8 different seismic equations for different systems (buildings, non-buildings, diaphragms, etc.). I would make spreadsheets for each showing which variables go into each and where you get them from. I believe that would be of great help (and you won't freak out when they pull up some equation without telling you where it's from and tell you to find some variable you've never seen before). If I have some time later this week i'll put up two spreadsheets that i've created on my wiki.

Surveying: I used cuomo but i didn't think that book did a great job of preparing me for what was on the test (although it did do a good job of showing me the surveying methodology). I recommend supplementing the cuomo book with a book of problems (or even take a class if you have the time). Your greatest problem with this test is time management.

I spent about a week studying for each surveying and seismic so since you have a lot of time before the test you should be able to spread things out and really dive into any subjects that are difficult.

Thank you for your response! I am not a structural engineer and I'm not in CA. So, taking Hiner's class will be difficult for me.

I did get the books/manuals you recommended. Did you get a chance to upload the two spreadsheets you mentioned?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hello all,

I'm a licensed P.E. (Civil, Oct 2009) in the State of Oklahoma. I will be moving to CA sometime next year and hence have registered for CA-Seismic/Surveying for October 2011.

I would appreciate any help/advise on reference materials and preparatory information for taking these exams.

Thank you,

SVS

Seismic: Use the Hiner manual (i linked to it in your previous post). If you're a structural engineer this shouldn't be too difficult. If you are in a different field then it may be beneficial to take the Hiner class to catchup on different seismic principles. There are like 6-8 different seismic equations for different systems (buildings, non-buildings, diaphragms, etc.). I would make spreadsheets for each showing which variables go into each and where you get them from. I believe that would be of great help (and you won't freak out when they pull up some equation without telling you where it's from and tell you to find some variable you've never seen before). If I have some time later this week i'll put up two spreadsheets that i've created on my wiki.

Surveying: I used cuomo but i didn't think that book did a great job of preparing me for what was on the test (although it did do a good job of showing me the surveying methodology). I recommend supplementing the cuomo book with a book of problems (or even take a class if you have the time). Your greatest problem with this test is time management.

I spent about a week studying for each surveying and seismic so since you have a lot of time before the test you should be able to spread things out and really dive into any subjects that are difficult.

Thank you for your response! I am not a structural engineer and I'm not in CA. So, taking Hiner's class will be difficult for me.

I did get the books/manuals you recommended. Did you get a chance to upload the two spreadsheets you mentioned?

SVS, you could always take Hiner's pre-recorded webinars. Personally, I am trying my best to self-study at home with just the workbook. Hiner's book is pretty good and even I (yes, even I) am actually understanding this stuff. How's your studying coming?

dast, I'd be interested in your spreadsheet too. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dastfull, I am interested in the spreadsheet too. Thank you so much!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess nobody is available to respond...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I guess nobody is available to respond...

There is only one person you are waiting for a response from, right?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dastfull - I would also love to see the spreadsheets you mentioned. If you have time can you email them to shawnakaye@gmail.com? Thank you!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0