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  1. So where does leaving your personal email open at work all day fall in this system ?
  2. If I passed, will never use 80-90 % of material again. @RBHeadge PE with regards to your reply, even more so for me, primary focus of my job is corrosion control, so only really relevant topic is project management. Thinking about it mix of Phase 2/3/4. There is a college library I pass on my home from work, used it for studying. Last night, I slowed down to look for parking near it.
  3. Just took for third time. On something like this should check with NCEES. On a previous attempt, wanted to highlight items in a reference. At the time, NCEES didnt explicity say highlight was allowed or prohbited. So I contacted them to make sure highlighting was allowed. It is.
  4. One less than I got right. If i got 55 right, then 54 is cutoff for example. I think I am still fried, tried to use my NCEES password to login here. Construction for third time. If I passed, will never use 80-90 % of material again. Construction is misnomer. I have plenty of experience with underground construction (tanks and pipelines), but most references are for building construction.
  5. CMWB no, ASCE 37 yes. I was fotunat emy boss let me print out OSHA and MUTCD at work. SP-4 there is data tables in Chapters 4-7 that may come in handy. I found a copy from 1999 in a college library. Steel Manual biggest things are beam equations (ch 3), and section properties (ch 1). Beam equations are readily available in other sources. This site http://www.learncivilengineering.com/ has a free download of beam equation from wood design manual (NDS).
  6. OSHA and MUTCD can be downloaded for free: (you have to pay for printing out but cheaper than buying): https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=01d7003cf9f9b3cbc2faf2689a5742d7&mc=true&node=pt29.5.1903&rgn=div5 https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/ECFR?page=browse Another option is if you have access to a college library, find an older edition of standard copy data tables.
  7. I have copy of School of PE course notes that cite a book by Das (2007) for the table that shows the Terghazi bearing capacity factors. For the N gamma subscript factor, there is a significant difference between the Das values and the ones shown in CERM. The values typically differ by about a factor of 1.5 to 2 times. The other factors have little to no difference. The problem is that when working practice problems or exams, each factor DAS or CERM will give you one of the correct answers. So how do you know which of the factors to use ?
  8. See my comments here (on 3rd attempt): http://engineerboards.com/topic/30583-tips-for-taking-the-pe-again/
  9. Can anybody recommend a crane reference that has problems in it to work ? Most of the crane books I have found don't have any problems in them.
  10. I have failed twice looking at third time. There is overlap between construction / geotech topics. if you look at current NCEES standards for test, the majority of morning problems in structures are basically statics problems. I have located and used some college level textbooks for extra practice problems. I graduated college in 1992. There is a site called learncivilengineering.com, they have some free downloads, and a guide on how to allocate your time. There is a six minute solutions and construction depth from PPI, but I don't agree with how they solved some of their problems. There were three problems where it asked you to calculate weight of rebar needed, instead of using table with weight/foot, used density and calculated area of rebar, so solution was actually took more time. Another asked to calculate total bid cost including profit. Profit calculation included taking percentage of tax and bond cost, I have never seen this done, and taking profit off tax may be illegal. Some of the solutions contradict or don't follow what is shown in CERM. Some general exam tips: Clear the calculator. I cleared calculator display after very problem so I did not accidentally include results form previous problem in calculation of next problem. Count the zeros. If you're entering a number with a lot of zeros, it is easy to lose track. It will affect answer, and it may be obvious depending on complexity of equation. Repetitive calculations: if there is a equation with a lot of constants combine them, fewer keystrokes, less chance for error. (PI/4) is good one to calculate. If you can answer a safety question using one of you references instead of OSHA or MUTCD use the reference. The legalese in OSHA is very difficult, I recommend tabbing the numbered subparts in OSHA and MUTCD in case it is needed. Watch for simple mistakes, I was doing practice problems, and combining exponents wrong. So something that would cause me to fail high school algebra was giving wrong answers.
  11. I was going to start on Fortran after I finished BASIC programming review. (graduated 92)
  12. I chose construction because it was the closest to what I do on a daily basis. I have taken exam twice so far. It has been 25 years since I graduated college. The primary focus of my job is corrosion control, and nobody offers a corrosion PE. Construction or Geotech were closest to what I do. I have extensive experience on construction sites working on underground tanks and pipelines. I used to work 70-80 hrs a week, with being on road 100+ nights a year. It wasnt until I got a new job working for a utility where I could even consider taking PE. Some of the topics came back fairly quickly, others took longer to come back. Crane stability is basically statics and/or trigonometry. Even marking up MUTCD and OSHA is a challenge the legalese in those documents is difficult to interpret. The construction depth is almost a second breadth session.
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