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  1. I am looking for a study partner in and around the houston area for civil structural oct 2017. Contact me at iahmaa7@gmail.com Thanks !
  2. You guys were right. Currently doing roughly 20 hours a week with other commitments. See a feel-good progress in reading and solving prob in soil mech, materials, structural depth. Hoping I can complete the first pass before the eet classes begin on the respective subjects. Second pass is during the live web class and 3rd pass is catching up in the last 3 weeks by just solving prob. But here is where I need some input. 1) Lots of topics on soil mech, structural breath, materials etc are very new. This week got frustrated with not able to go back and identify some topics that I completed few days/weeks ago. How to improve this ? Doing tabbing, markups etc on the go but not enough. Unfortunately, there is no search index in the eet materials. 2) Haven't even started structural depth yet. How much time is recommended to devote for the afternoon prep ? 3) If there is a selected few topics that it is kinda difficult or not having a high chance in the exam, what it could be ? I might consider ignoring them instead of preparing every single topic for the exam. Thanks in advance.
  3. Do you see a need to read through the CERM on top of the EET binders for structural depth and breath ?
  4. Can any of the EET participants (structural depth and breadth) see a need to read through the CERM on top of the EET binders ?
  5. Thanks so much for your responses. What is you recommendation for heavy reading and for solving problems with enough diversity ? Just CERM and EET materials is good enough ? Since I am new to these subjects I want to limit myself to just the right materials, not too much and bombard myself.
  6. I am planning to take Civil structural depth Oct 2017. All my education (including Master's) and most of my experience is all mechanical (structural mechanics, not thermal/fluids) and my current job is mostly structural design. So want to give a shot at it. What are my chances ? Here is my proposal to make it work. 1) Register for EET breadth and depth (web live classes) 2) Learn new stuffs about soil mechanics, water resources etc that I never learnt in my life since my educational background is all mechanical. 3) Willing to spend atleast 25 hours a week for 4 months starting may or june (my second son is due on may first week so possibly June). Solve problems after problems. 4) Have a consulting structural engineer who stamps all our company projects. He is in business for last 30 years. Might seek his expertise occasionally and of course tap on you guys then and there 5) Look for a study partner in houston area. I am doubly effective with group study I would appreciate if you (civil guys) could provide some thoughts. My only drawback or that one thing that holds me back is subjects like geotechnical, water resources, transportation which I have never had in my undergrad.. However I am very interested in learning structural and I am already little familiar with design aspects, asce 7-10, IBC etc through work. I know it is not easy but willing to take the challenge. Thanks for your assistance.
  7. I am planning to take Civil structural depth Oct 2017. All my education (including Master's) and most of my experience is all mechanical (structural mechanics, not thermal/fluids) except my current job is mostly structural design. So want to give a shot at it. What are my chances ? Here is my proposal to make it work. 1) Register for EET breadth and depth (web live classes) 2) Learn new stuffs about soil mechanics, water resources etc that I never learnt since my background is all mechanical. 3) Willing to spend atleast 20 hours a week for 4 months starting may or june (my second son is due on may first week so possibly June) 4) Have a consulting structural engineer who stamps all our company projects. He is in business for last 30 years. Might seek his expertise occasionally and of course tap on you guys then and there 5) Look for a study partner in houston area. I am doubly effective with group study I would appreciate if you (civil guys) could provide some thoughts. My only drawback or that one thing that holds me back is subjects like geotechnical, water resources, transportation which I have never had in my undergrad.. However I am very interested in learning structural fairly quickly and I am already little familiar with design aspects, asce 7-10, IBC through work. Thanks.
  8. Interest in group study. Please contact me, 214-444-3101
  9. Anyone looking for a Mechanical depth or common AM study companion in houston area for Oct 2016 or April 2017 ?
  10. I am currently enrolled with Dr Tom's course and taking the exam this Friday. I am only using EDC and MERM as reference. I did not prepare PRN's but I tagged most of the sub level topics on EDM and MERM and planned to use MERM index. I am also curious to see what other test takers did after going through DTC. Good luck to all test takers on Friday.
  11. I am gonna complete the sms probs (almost done) and have the ncees probs taken coming weekend. I might do sms and ncees one more time before the exam (Probably just the ones that went wrong first time). Planning to catch up the PM topics next 4 days (esp Dynamics and Vibrations) If time permits, I had to catch up on some merm examples that I worked weeks before on some AM topics. Can't wait to get this over with, seriously.
  12. I am currently taking his class for machine design and materials. Highly recommend Dr Tom 20 week Live Classes. It will be a packed schedule. But he puts the weekly plan in place to follow for 20 weeks.
  13. Can anyone help me to indicate the right materials and topics (preferably in MERM but still it has a lot) to answer these 12 questions in the AM exam ? This accounts to 30% and would like to crack almost all of them. Thanks.
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