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  1. It is best to contact a structural engineer to size it for you. While the span is important, you also need to figure out the load that will be on the beam. It may just be regular floor load, or you may have a point load above that you need to take into consideration. You also need to determine if you want a flush girder or a dropped girder. If going with flush girder the existing joists will dictate how deep the beam can be. You may be able to do a 3-1/2×11-7/8 microllam, or if floor joists are 2x8, you girder me be limuted to a 7-1/2" depth.
  2. Its really a better safe than sorry kind of situation. For the most part, people wont be bothered. However, if a proctor suspects cheating/writing in your references during the exam, its your word against there's and could be hard to plead your case on the spot if your reference notes are all in pencil. The proctors probably have no clue about any of the test material, therefore there is no way for them to adequately determine what is old notes vs. new notes.
  3. Whoever governs the waterway should be able to provide the answer. They should know what the other bridge heights are and what suze water crafts usually travel that water path. Ideally, you would want to at least match or be higher than the next bridge up and down stream from where you are.
  4. While it seems like a tough process, its just a matter of knowing framing, basic beam calculations and running a bunch of calculations. IRC will list the standard loads that the house needs to be built using. If you plan to do lots of entertaining, or have a deck with waterfront views, the loads are usually increased to accommodate the greater amount of people that may use it at once. Once you have the floor plans laid out, and identify where beams need to go, its just a matter of following the load paths to size each beam. There are a bunch of free beam design programs out there that could help you size the beams.
  5. Could be a functional restriction. If someone was to be down there working, I dont think they'd like having poop coming at them through the wall of the manhole.
  6. Has all of your work been done in Florida or do you work on projects in multiple states? Your only chance may be to get license for another state and then go for Florida by commetity. However, if you've never done work in another state with a PE licensed in that state, it could be hard to get your license in another state also.
  7. From my experience the recordings were usually posted the following day. Code didn't change but the manual may be updated if they added additional slides.
  8. Live webinar is live meetings you can interact with. Each webinar is recorded and available for you to watch in about 1 day after the live version. With on-demand course you get access to all content immediately to watch at your leisure. With this method you get the recording from the previous live webinar ( i.e for Fall 2019 course, on demand users will get the stuff from the Spring 2019 course)
  9. To help budget your time, you should try to treat it as if it was the live webinar class in terms of scheduling. That way you have a set schedule to follow which should help you keep on track
  10. Check the rules, most states have a waiver of PDH's the first license cycle, or it could be scaled based on when you get it. License expiring in 5 months could be accurate based on the states licensing date. In NJ all PE licenses end on the same date. So when i got my license, i got my initial in January and then had to renew in April. This is probably easier enforcement wise to do it all at once as opposed to having it at random times throughout the year.
  11. Did you self study or did you sign up for a review class? When I got my PE, i used EET for the construction depth and had references from friends for morning topics. The EET binder was very organized and was my main go-to during the exam. In terms of review courses EET is a fraction of the cost of other courses, but from posts on this site seems to be the most recommended/liked review course.
  12. The day the to do list ends, is the day we have to be worried.
  13. Yivo, you should really look at the requirements of that product. Unless you are licensed in the state that the project takes place your license means nothing and you can not legally sign off on the plans. State laws will always over rule any requirements a client places on a job. The reprocity process is also not an instant process. By time you were to get approved, it may be too late for the project in mind.
  14. Actually, you may not need the Steel Manual at all if you can find the subject material of those few sections elsewhere. For the AMac section, and afternoon Construction Section, there are no Steel design questions on the exam. I actually brought my copy from early 2000's, and I don't think I ever even thought about using it during the exam.
  15. Do you have all of the other code references shown for the exam? Since they removed the PCI reference, one of the other references may have a section that covers this topic now.
  16. You still have a good shot. I played in 12 team league, had a 12-1 record and averaged around 125 a week. Had a Week 1 bye last week and totally bombed this week only getting 59 points after being projected to get 121 points. Our number 2 seed also got eliminated last night after scoring 63 out of a projected 106 points.
  17. This is so annoying...I'm 6'6" so my seat is all the way back. Do you really have to push my seat all the way up for the extremely short time it takes to pull my car in the shop and then back out.
  18. You should review the requirements for your state and make sure your description describes what you have done while satisfying the boards requirements. Did you do any internship work that you can count? I don't know ow where you are from, but in NJ you need at least 2 years of design experience in order to qualify for the exam.
  19. I'm killing it in Fantasy football this year, but I'm upset I started Graham over Ebron this week.
  20. This is the main reason people advise against pencil notes. During the test, you are only allowed to write in test booklet not your references. If proctor accuses you of writing in your references, it's your word against theirs. There's no way to tell what was notes while studying, and what, if any was added during the exam. With all the time, money and effort put in to studying, do you want to risk being kicked out if they think you wrote in your references during the exam?
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