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  1. onemanwolfpack

    Passing Lateral without Course

    I had something similar for the Vertical, but do you think this is needed for the Lateral? Whoops sorry, forgot what thread I was in! No, not necessary for the Lateral. If I recall, David Connor's Lateral review book has a page that lists out all of the chapters/sections of AASHTO that have seismic provisions. I found that to be pretty helpful as a quick little reference, instead of looking through every chapter's table of contents.
  2. onemanwolfpack

    Passing Lateral without Course

    Print this and bring it with you as well, table of maximum moments/shears/reactions for simple spans for HL-93 loading; http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/esc/techpubs/manual/bridgemanuals/bridge-design-aids/page/bda_9_1.pdf
  3. onemanwolfpack

    Results From October SE?

    Well done! Which one(s) did you pass? Anymore left? A good feeling isn't it! I took both components last year, took EET for both of them, passed both first attempt. I did the lateral first though, which was way harder in my opinion.
  4. onemanwolfpack

    Results From October SE?

    Congrats! Looks like you were 1 of 6 to pass Lateral Bridges on their first attempt! Have you already passed Vertical, or is that next?
  5. onemanwolfpack

    Must-Have Manuals/Books/Materials for SE (Bridge) Exam?

    I'll put one together eventually, need to dig back through my notes. If you search through this forum, some people have done the same. I'm not sure exactly what threads they're in, but I think there's a few bridge-depth specific ones that lay out some good design examples. The only practice problem books I used were the NCEES practice exam, PPI's 16-hr building practice exam, David Connor's bridge problems, and all of EET's homework/practice exams they give you. Additionally, they give you one full length practice exam towards the end of course.
  6. onemanwolfpack

    Must-Have Manuals/Books/Materials for SE (Bridge) Exam?

    I wouldn't say you're very late into it. Looks like the EET review doesn't start until the first week of December. I would spend this time compiling all of your standards and collecting all of your study materials so you're ready to go once lectures start. Additionally, watch their prerequisite lectures if you feel you're weak in a certain material. I'm not sure if they have those prereq's for all materials, but I recall seeing them for wood and masonry. I studied for about 1-1.5 hours after work during the week, and 4 hours on both Saturday and Sunday, for about 3 months. I only did one exam at a time, and it looks like you're doing both, so you may find yourself doing a lot more than that! As David just mentioned, there's really no good published resource for the afternoon bridge problems (time to write another book perhaps @David Connor, SE ?!). The only one I know of is the NCEES practice exam, and their depth questions were almost too easy to be considered useful. All of my examples I found were taken from various DOT's design manuals. For lateral, you can dig through the Caltrans and Illinois design manuals, they have good seismic examples. For vertical, there's a lot more to be found...FHWA's steel bridge design handbook, Caltrans again, and WisDOT have good design examples for your various topics. I can dig up what I used at some point for you if that'll help.
  7. onemanwolfpack

    Must-Have Manuals/Books/Materials for SE (Bridge) Exam?

    Hey Stewie, saw your post over on eng-tips, but forgot to respond. Are you still considering taking an online review course? I took the Bridge depth last year, and took EET's review course for both modules and was very satisfied with it. There is also an EET-SE Review thread you can read through for other opinions. They provide you with a study binder to go along with their course, and it is pretty much the equivalent of having the CERM for the PE morning section. The amount of material they provide you along with all of the lectures doesn't leave a whole lot of time to be digging through many other references/study guides. For studying, the only materials I looked through were the NCEES SE Practice exam, PPI's 16-hr building practice exam (only for the morning questions obviously), and David Connor's Bridge Problems for the SE Exam. I think Connor's book is mostly geared towards building engineers taking the exam that don't have any knowledge of AASHTO, but I still found it very helpful. I had the SERM from before, but never ended up diving into it at all, but I think it's a good resource to have for the Vertical exam. Additionally, I had printed out a lot of design examples for the depth problems. On exam day, I of course brought everything with me, but only ever used the EET binder with my supplemented notes/examples, and the codes. If you decide not to take a review course, or if you go with a course other than EET, I think you'd get a different answer on a plan of attack than what I provided, so I'll let others chime in there.
  8. onemanwolfpack

    EET-SE Review

    What did they tell ya? Looks like you're signing up for the class, so I assume they weren't willing to sell just the binder haha
  9. onemanwolfpack

    SE Exam - Lateral Help/Questions

    I took the EET course, and I found it to be extremely helpful. I took the bridge depth, so I can't exactly tell you how the afternoon review was for buildings. For the bridge depth review, we pretty much just worked a lot of practice problems that the instructors had written themselves, which was really nice since the only published afternoon depth problems for bridge is the NCEES one. Most of the problems we worked were a bit more difficult than the actual exam, and covered a lot of different potential problems we could expect to see on test day. For me, the most helpful part of the course was all of the morning review we did. Since you seem to be fine with the morning portion, and are pretty close with the afternoon questions, I'm not sure it would be worth it to spend ~$1000 on a review course just to get one afternoon question from a U to an A/IR. I would wait until you get results back, and reevaluate if a class is worth it then (and maybe you passed and we can close this thread!).
  10. onemanwolfpack

    EET-SE Review

    Buy the course! But probably not....you could always contact them and ask, but I've got a strong feeling they wouldn't just sell that separately.
  11. onemanwolfpack

    EET-SE Review

    Ask away, that's what the forum is for! They gave out one 3" binder for each module (vert & lat), packed pretty full. I took out all of the afternoon related material and moved it into a separate binder, and added my own additional things, so I had a morning and an afternoon binder. Their binder is kinda like what the CERM was for the morning portion of the PE.
  12. onemanwolfpack

    EET-SE Review

    I did the on demand option, so would never do an 8 hour stretch of lectures, good luck with that! They did take an hour lunch break at some point during those times though. Sounds reasonable. I never attended their live office hours, so I can't tell you what to expect there. Sometimes they wouldn't finish their lectures on the weekends, and it would bleed over into their office hour times, so you may run into some of that.
  13. onemanwolfpack

    EET-SE Review

    I took EET's review courses last year, and they didn't have any requirements on completing/submitting the homework problems. They had started administering "mini exams", which were 10 question tests on a given topic, typically sent out after they had finished the lectures for that topic. Then they would give you ~1 week to get it done and resubmitted to them. You were only supposed to spend an hour max on them (10 Q's @ 6 min), but they would sometimes take me 1.5-2hrs to finish them. Unless they've changed their participation requirements, the homework questions were just to be done on your own time and not turned in. I'm not sure exactly how many hours a week I spent on the homeworks. My typical studying time was ~15 hrs/week, split up into watching lectures, doing HW problems, etc. The amount of problems they provide to you were pretty proportional to the exam distribution...only like 4 questions about cold form, and up to ~40 questions or so for steel & concrete. Hope that helps you some.
  14. onemanwolfpack

    SE Bridge Lateral PM Studying

    I found EET's review course for Lateral Bridges to be extremely helpful (same goes for Vertical). They had a lot of very comprehensive example problems that cover most all of your potential topics, and they turn into pretty handy examples to have during the test. The exam is always going to throw you some type of curve ball of something that just didn't come up in your studying, but I think that's just the nature of that test. If you're familiar enough with the material and code, it shouldn't be something that ruins your day. I studied the NCEES practice problems as well, but personally I found those to be a lot easier than the exam questions I actually ended up getting. Briefly flipped through the SERM, but didn't really find much of a use for it. I spent about 3 months studying for each exam, with the last month devoted to the afternoon part of the exam, and I think most of that time was spent going through the EET practice problems and reading/tabbing/highlighting the Spec. I don't think you need to worry much about Chapter 6, but don't forget about Ch. 10 & 11 for foundations and footings!
  15. onemanwolfpack

    April 2018 SE Exam Results

    I've gotta say, this has been an entertaining thread to follow...I've been equally as unproductive at work refreshing this.