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  1. Does anyone know when the State will send us our PE License or even update the license verification website? Their slowness may be affecting my pay increase. What has been the historical date of packets being sent out in CT?
  2. I took Civil - Transportation for the first time this October. When I left I felt really good, unsure on 2 in the AM unsure on 2 in the PM. The morning session was exactly what CERM said it would be. I felt like there were no surprises in the AM. The afternoon was more time consuming, partially due to fatigue, however equally as straight forward. Best advice I can give is 1.) make studying your second job for three months. Do it every day after work and all day on weekends. 2.) follow the NCEES breakdown for the exam you are going to take, know what each item is and there won't be any surprises. Result was a PASS, wish they gave a score for passing.
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    I don't think there is a direct correlation between references and pass/fail. For example I put 5 hours a day in every day after work and 10 hours a day on weekends religiously for three months prior to taking the Civil PE for the first time this October. I was the guy in the test with 126.5lbs of books in an over-sized suitcase. I passed. Actually I used ALOT of my references. I knew where to go for every question, and the references were so useful in double checking and rechecking answers. I definitely pulled my Geotech, structures, water resources, site design, traffic signal, roadside design, MUTCD, environmental books during the test. If you haven't studied from it during your prep time, it probably won't help you during crunch time. However I had an hour and a half extra to check anwsers and those extra references are nice for some piece of mind. Besides isn't comforting to be surrounded by your stuff?
  4. Is CT going to get it in today? Seeing other people get their results is Brutal.
  5. Results possibly tomorrow? I'm betting on Wednesday.
  6. Yes look at NCEES website. Sign in under MYNCEES, use the drop down on the right to select Connecticut and then sign in. Results should show up there.
  7. I am patiently waiting my self, however I do not expect results until the 4th of January. Doing the math from the spreadsheet provided in one of the threads puts us at 9 weeks plus a weekend. Historically it has been a letter, possibly the change to NCEES will make it an email. Does anyone know if this is the first year CT is using NCEES?
  8. Here we go... I hope this makes sense without diagrams: The table that was provided is a unit-hydrograph. The CFS values are based on a per inch of rainfall (cfs/in) for a one-hour rainfall intensity. Since the problem states that a 2-hour rainfall had occurred, then you need to add up the Q/in values (0+75+200+100+50+25+0=450) and multiply by 2 for the unit CFS (900 cfs/in) and multiply again by 0.5" for the actual CFS (450 cfs). However, to properly calculate the total volume of water, we need to graph the actual CFS at each time interval and calculate the area below the line. Here are the data domains to develop the volume by graph: T (hours) = {0,1,2,3,4,5,6} Qu = {0,75,200,100,50,25,0} Q1 = {0,37.5,100,50,25,12.5,0} Q2 = {0,0,37.5,100,50,25,12.5} (Q2 = Q1 shifted 1 hour) QTOT = {0,37.5,137.5,150,75,37.5,12.5} If you graph QTOT (cfs) vs. T (hr), the area under the line = 450 cfsh (units are cfs x h = volume of water). Therefore 450 cfsh = 450 cfsh x 3600 sec/hr x 1hr / 43560 cf/AF = 37.2 AF I think if you do a few of these problems, you might find that volume of water is the same result as the sum of QTOT, but I can't verify at this time. Good luck! My question with this problem is how come it does not follow the rules of a lagging hydrograph. The duration is greater than 25% bigger than the original duration. According to the lagging hydrograph method the Q1+Q2 should be divided by 'n' which is two in this case and then multiplied by the storm precipitation which would be P=It or 1inch. This gives a total Q of 487.5 and a V of 40.3 ac-ft. Any insight into why this was not done?
  9. CERM Practice Problems - Intersection Design I am working on problem located on page 73-3, problem number 4 of the CERM Practice Problems book. It is an intersection design problem. When looking at the solution the effective green is described as " Since the lost time includes the amber time, the effective green is the actual green time." My question is shouldn't this be g = G + Y + AR - tl? I would think lost time due to start up from green (usually 2 secs) should be the minimum tl. Any insight would be appreciated. Thank you
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