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  1. I was wondering when this would be back!
  2. Has anyone heard of anyone using the book above?
  3. Concrete Manual: Based on the 2015 IBC and ACI 318-14 Has anyone used the book above? I am very comfortable with ACI and the other codes/standards relevant to Residential Structural Engineering. I am wondering if this book actually helps with application and detailing or if it is a summary/outline of the manuals titled. Thank you, EB!
  4. People rave about Hiners but I found that it wasn't very helpful. The EET seismic is a must have and i still use it in practice! At the end of the day, they're all references to ASCE 7-10/CBC so you'd be better to know the code and use supplements as time enhancers.
  5. Does anyone have experience with the process of qualifying for and/or obtaining a GC license in either California or elsewhere? I am interested in any advice that may be available. Thanks!
  6. I have to say this is step one. If you are not required to stamp or sign off on the drawings, I would resort to alternatives before going down the report road. While it is not your job to teach engineers who are not willing to put the time and work in, the professional courtesy is the best route.
  7. I've been slowly catching up to RISA. I am competent and use it frequently, but I don't quite love the feel of it. I am very interested in VA, which I haven't hear of previously. Do they update frequently? What are the limitations of the program? What's the best way to get more info on it?
  8. Enercalc is an excellent program for beam calcs and 2d analysis, and the RetainPro (same company) update made the program very useful. You do have to know what you're doing in calcs because bugs do present themselves on occasion. I'm interested to know in the consensus opinion on enercalc vs updated free software. The compression elements would be sacrificed but I'm thinking of supplementing my own spreadsheets, or those by Daniel T Li, with the free joist/beam software by Weyerhauser or Boise Cascade for lumber calcs.
  9. Impressive that you made it to the last sentence! Thanks for the update.
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  11. I am definitely going to take the EET for both sections of the SE. I can only assume that they'll be getting better each year. Is there any advantage to breaking the exams up, or does everyone think that one should dive into both in one round? My stance is that in 2.5 years, I will be very prepared for both in one weekend, but I want to hear some opinions on the alternative.
  12. Take EET Structural Review and CONSOLIDATE YOUR RESOURCES. I had my favorite sections of far too many books on my first attempt. The EET binder was my go-to and then I double-checked my preferred references if time allowed. I went into the exam wishing that I had spent less time learning the concepts in such serious depth and more time on practice questions. Having studied for this exam forever, I answered 30+ of the the morning questions without any references at all. I'd imagine that you'll hit the same point on the next round!
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