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  1. One other thing that came to mind today on this was AISC Appendix 7 material - effective length method and first order analysis method. By the way Titleistguy, you have been bragging about David Panella's book so much that I bought it! I am excited for it.
  2. So I am anticipating that "Code coefficients and tables" under the heading of "Load Distribution and Analysis Methods" is going to make up somewhere between 0/40 and 1/40 of the AM portion of the Vertical exam. I have started studying "Load Distribution and Analysis Methods" because it is the section that has the most questions(20% according to the exam spec, who knows if that is correct but that is the only information NCEES will give me 😉). So, seeing as there is a good possibility that there will be a question regarding this, it seems prudent to try and get a general feeling of what they mean by this. (and I know that you are not trying to shred me RP). Thanks David for the reply. I bought your book from a member on this forum and I recommend! Sorry that you didn't profit from that sale though.
  3. Totally agree with you on reading all of the codes, RP. Like every single line AND commentary of every single code. I have found that my time was better spent reading through all of ASCE7 + commentary than it was by doing several dozen practice problems focused on the same subject. I disagree that it's a waste of time looking at the exam spec. I am not limiting my study to those topics listed there. I am just trying to organize my study. And I am not trying to be "exclusive" in what I study by saying "Those tables clearly don't fit into this category so I am not going to study them", rather I am trying to be more inclusive in my study by saying "I don't think those bolt capacity tables are what this is talking about in this instance so WHAT THE HELL ELSE IS THIS TALKING ABOUT so I can study that too!". So any other comments on my original question?
  4. It seems like most tables in the Steel Manual would not help with "Load Distribution and Analysis Methods" with maybe the exception of the beam formula tables.
  5. In the NCEES Exam specifications for the Vertical AM exam it has listed "code coefficients and tables" under the Load Distribution and Analysis Methods. What sort of things do you think would fall into this topic? The only thing I can really think of is the ACI simplified analysis procedures for beams and maybe a situation where they would expect you to use coefficients from the Continuous Beam Tables in the Steel Manual. Any other thoughts on this?
  6. I called the BPELSG office and asked for the Evaluator that was in charge of my last name group. I explained to her the situation at which point she said "Oh crap, I hope that wasn't my fault, it might have been my fault". She was super nice and got it taken care of quickly and my license posted the next day. I think that this happened because they had flagged that my name was wrong (they had somehow misspelled my name on all correspondence) and maybe that was how it got held up. I received my "pocket license" late last week.
  7. I believe they do send out an email that has your license number (whether it is a PDF I don't know). The number will post first on the California DCA lookup where you are able to lookup licensed professionals by their name. My number still hasn't posted on DCA. Anybody else have that problem?
  8. My number still isn't up...... my last name is the worst.
  9. Just passed surveying. Knew I was going to resell it so made very minimal notes in it. Sells for $139 on his website. Selling for $75. Venmo is easiest.
  10. Passed survey! I'm a PE! How did everyone else do?
  11. I used a great book, "Seismic Principles" by Paul Richards. I think it is leaps and bounds better than any other seismic book. But then again I feel like I did terrible on the Seismic (even though I use Seismic design every day). So I guess the proof will be in the pudding.
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