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  1. 2 hours ago, knight1fox3 said:

    She's referring to someone posting their personal email address. To which I stopped moderating a long time ago. If someone wants to share their personal email address on public forum, that's their problem. :thumbs:

     

    Thanks, but I'm still lost.  Not sure why she called me kf, not sure what personal e-mail address we are talking about.  :dunno:


  2. 15 hours ago, Carlos Campo said:

    I have some books for sale which should help you a lot:

    Mansour Review workbooks: theory, great summarized reference materials, and lots of practice problems

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/322919133306?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    Ibrahim practice exams: most similar to actual exam from what I used

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322919126669?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    ATC-20 and 21 for post-earthquake evaluation: key reference for the exam

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/322919123215?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322919124818?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    Design of Wood Structures: key reference for the exam

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/322919121927?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    I also have an older Heiner workbook (based on IBC 2012). To be honest, not very different from the latest one.

    No need to post the same thing in three threads. 

    Please use:

    http://engineerboards.com/forum/11-yard-sale/

     


  3. 15 hours ago, Carlos Campo said:

    I have some books for sale:

    Mansour Review workbooks: theory, great summarized reference materials, and lots of practice problems

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/322919133306?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    Ibrahim practice exams: most similar to actual exam from what I used

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322919126669?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    ATC-20 and 21 for post-earthquake evaluation: key reference for the exam

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/322919123215?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322919124818?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    Design of Wood Structures: key reference for the exam

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/322919121927?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    I also have an older Heiner workbook (based on IBC 2012). To be honest, not very different from the latest one.

    http://engineerboards.com/forum/11-yard-sale/

     


  4. 15 hours ago, Carlos Campo said:

    I have some books for sale:

    Mansour Review workbooks: theory, great summarized reference materials, and lots of practice problems

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/322919133306?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    Ibrahim practice exams: most similar to actual exam from what I used

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322919126669?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    ATC-20 and 21 for post-earthquake evaluation: key reference for the exam

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/322919123215?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/322919124818?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    Design of Wood Structures: key reference for the exam

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/322919121927?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

    I also have an older Heiner workbook (based on IBC 2012). To be honest, not very different from the latest one.

    http://engineerboards.com/forum/11-yard-sale/

     

     

     


  5. 2 hours ago, Not a PE said:

    @ptatohed

    As someone that didn't take a seismic class, I'm trying to figure out which references I'll need to buy and which ones are free off the Internet. Would it be correct to say that the October 2018 tests will use the ASCE 7-16 and the CBC 2016?

    I see that I can purchase the ASCE 7-16 from their website, but I was wondering if that's the "best" way of obtaining the book, or if it can be printed for free like the CBC. Also, for the CBC, would it just be Part 2, Volumes 1 and 2, that I would need to download and print from their website, or should I also include Part 2.5 (plus others?)?

    NaP.  If you do consider a CA-Seismic class, consider EET.   

    As for the ASCE 7 and CBC.  Yes, I think it is fair to say the 2016 CBC (or 2015 IBC) will be used on the Fall 2018 exam but I don't know that you can say for certain the exam will switch from ASCE 7-10 to 7-16.  In fact, I would suggest you assume it will still be 7-10 for Fall 2018.  Especially since the 2016 CBC references the 7-10.    

    I don't know of a way to find the ASCE 7 (legally) in free PDF but I am sure it exists.  The CBC is legally free, as you know.  For the CBC, you'll only need Volume 2 of 2.  

    You'll want a good workbook and some good practice problems.  Again, I'd recommend EET's material.  

    Good luck!  


  6. 1 minute ago, knight1fox3 said:

    Yes, but not with 100% accuracy (albeit close). The method of deduction will get you close like you said, and only if a certain number of examinees respond accordingly. However, this still will not lead one to how the actual official cut score is calculated by NCEES and NCEES alone. :thumbs:

    All I know is when I passed, I most likely passed with the lowest possible passing score. 

    You know the old Q&A expression: "What do you call a student who got all Cs in med school?  Doctor."

    Well, what do you call an examinee who just barely passed the P&P Exam?  Profession Engineer. 

    That's all that matters, right?  ;) 

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  7. 7 minutes ago, knight1fox3 said:

    Of course everyone is curious. But trying to figure it out is an exercise in futility. ;)

    It is possible knight.  I remember the cut score from my exam.  ;)

    But the way the OP started this thread is not the way to determine any one cut score. 

    If broken out by PE discipline, and if (and only if) enough examinees report their failing score, then it can be logically concluded that the highest failing score plus one was the lowest passing score (for that particular discipline). 

     


  8. 1 minute ago, Apothe said:

    its different for all tests

    if you need a ballpark, past threads from other cycles discuss this ad nauseam

    it's a number definitely above 56/80

    Here we go with the bad information.  Yes it varies from PE discipline to discipline but it also changes form administration to administration.  So looking at past administrations has no worth.  And no it is not "a number definitely above 56/86".  56 could be a very reasonable passing score. 


  9. 5 minutes ago, Danny96814 said:

    Trying to figure out the cut score

    The best way to do that is to start a thread and say "Trying to figure out the cut score".  That will guarantee you lots of serious, accurate, and reliable responses. 

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  10. Received this e-mail from the Board at 9:55am this morning.  It does say that the state exams are not available yet (but I suspect we're close).  :) 

     

    Results from the October 2017 NCEES engineering examinations will be released on
    December 4, 2017. Candidates should check their email for the message from NCEES. The
    results from the ASBOG geology and the California state-specific engineering, surveying,
    geology, and geophysics examinations are not yet available. The California Board for
    Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists will update this mailing list and
    its website at http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov when they are released.
     

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  11. Got this e-mail from the Board about 20 mins ago (9:55am Pacific)

     

    Results from the October 2017 NCEES engineering examinations will be released on
    December 4, 2017. Candidates should check their email for the message from NCEES. The
    results from the ASBOG geology and the California state-specific engineering, surveying,
    geology, and geophysics examinations are not yet available. The California Board for
    Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists will update this mailing list and
    its website at http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov when they are released.
     


  12. 1 hour ago, Lucas H said:

    Woohoo, don’t you guys need to work or have any meetings? You guys can constantly talk here! I guess no one needs to have those pencils again lol! Yes I stayed late that day just trying to collect pencils! Lol the proctor is like collect as many as you want! I don’t know why, I love using them almost everyday at work! That day is so unforgettable! 

     

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    Lucas, I have never said this on a forum - particularly to another dude, but - I love you man. 

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