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  1. Hemi79

    NCEES Practice Exam Problem 528 (2017 3rd Print)

    Speaking with my Structural Professor from long ago... 😕 , he says it is simply a compromise between using the top of the bottom leg or the bottom surface dimension. He explained this is a problem testing engineering intuition as there is really no set got to reference for it. That being said, if you use the entire length of the vertical leg then you get 1.88 (LRFD), and if you subtract the entire bottom leg 4-.375, you get 1.71. So I guess our engineering intuition needs to be spot on for this since 1.7 is a selection of answers.
  2. Hemi79

    How to tell your job is toxic

    What engineering field is it?
  3. Hemi79

    How to tell your job is toxic

    I worked for a short period of time with similar conditions. The learning experience in engineering was incredible and I stuck around, but after a while I could't take it. I came to the conclusion they insisted on seeing me as payroll. That's my best way of putting it. Everything I did was questioned, looked down on EVEN after proving my point correct and not necessarily correcting my mistake. After a while and searching in google I came to the conclusion they were "Snobs" and quit.
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    When I took FE , back when it was not computer based, I took Test Masters and it really made a difference. I'm not a fan of their course online, but attending the course in the classroom really made it happen for me. What @P-E has commented is probably the best way and sure way to go about it. Good luck! And don't give up!
  5. So I find myself taking too much time finding the material I need. This is an example I have for my structural depth binder, any suggestions or how do you do it?
  6. Hemi79

    SE Structural Engineering Ref. Manual Errata

    It is bad and sound bad how they address it, but other references dont even bother sometimes.
  7. Hemi79

    OSHA CFR 29 1910 and 1926 - 2016

    The fact that the syllabus has "2016" on this standard makes me nervous. They keep updating this reference and I don't know which to take. 😞
  8. Hemi79

    Is it me or ASCE seminar pricing crazy?

    Yeah, this is why im never interested in their membership. A coleague of mine always has M. ASCE in his signature and i always thought, well WHO CARES?!! AISC is my favorite and only organization i really like and invest in.
  9. So after doing some projects with structural steel I have decided to get into it a little more and go forward with an official steel shop. So far I have done open canopies and retail buildings up to 10000 sq. ft. I figure a 30' x 30' will be a good start. I am planning on doing the structure to include 10 ton electric trolly, Plasma (1 inch cutting depth), Welding Equipment we already have, and I plan to put together a Plasma CNC machine (5' x 20'). I don't plan to do a concrete floor for the shop, Im leaning towards asphalt. Obviously structure will be on concrete footings. I don't plan to work on big projects yet. Typical connections are gusset plate bracing, shear tab, clip angle, seated , splices and base plate fabrication. My starting budget is $25K and I realize for erection I will still have to rent equipment. I currently have autodesk subscription for shop drawings and hopefully I get my PE license this year and things might get a boost. Anyways, any recommendations would be nice. Thanks,
  10. Hemi79

    PPI Learning HUB

    So i signed up for the 7 day trial of PPI Learning Hub. Its actually very nice and i subscribed to the 200/month option which includes CERM 16th edition on the web. I cancelled because i felt the questions required long solutions and are not comparative to the Exam, but i think having enough study time it could be a good option. Just wanted to share as i havnt heard any one speak of the Learning Hub.
  11. For anyone interested in reviewing Civil Structural P.E. Exam problems via a Facebook Group you may ask to join by requesting me at the following email. structuralhemi79@outlook.com Group: Civil-Structural Design This is meant to post questions on problems we are having trouble solving. It is not meant for anyone to request and give away their study material. One thing is to share an excerpt or section that helps develop an area of the exam and another is to request or share entire course notes. If you choose to do so, do not do it in this group. Looking forward to sharing some study time.
  12. EET guys are awesome. For some reason i couldnt get it done with their training. Im going at it solo now. Se how that goes.
  13. Hemi79

    How I Passed April 2017 Civil/Str Exam

    Im not sure but i believe compression members with out reinforcement is further developed in ACI 318-14 and i found the Prestress section more detailed in it as well. Over all 318-14 is a BIG difference from 318-11 in organaziation and i would just get it. Also. For AISC the 14 th edition has the Bolt strength sections updated and fairly different from AISC 13. I would get it as well. Just saying.
  14. I will give my opinion but first know i have not passed my PE. I have every PPI reference for structural depth and the CERM 15th edition. The SDRM is not worth the money in my opinion. I would instead get the SERM. Yes it has more material NOT likely to be in the PE exam but ultimately it is the better reference to habe as a structural engineer. The material for SE is very clear to find and you can just skip it. Regarding the Structural Depth Practice exams i would say try them after some preparation but with enough time to spare on reviewing the problems in it. I found my self working the problems as Homework problems, at least half of them. I want to say this. PPI is great material but in many instances they love to input equations that they resolve separately and choose not to show you how. This frustrated me and many time infound myself spending hours figuring out an equation, make sure u habe the will to just skip this or do the time. Assuming you run into this type of issue. I certainly did. I would recommend the Goswami All in One even though it is out dated a bit, simply because of the simplicity he explains some things. Its not terribly expensive. Dont try to do both it and the CERM, you will just be double dipping in many areas. Just MY opinion, i really like the PPI Concrete and Steel references. Inhabe the older editions and while they are tuff in some areas they are great references tl have. If you can spare the money get them, i dont feel you need them for the PE exam as an old text book can replace most of the info if you have the CERM 16th edition already. If you have any struggle with structural analysis, i recently got the Kindle Edition of Mccormac Structural Analysis Understanding Behaviour Ed. 1. It was 64 bucks and i find it very good in areas Hibbeller just complicates things . Any way, you may not need it.