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Found 92 results

  1. MohrCowbell

    NDS 2015 vs 2012

    Hey All, I'm taking civil structural this week and I've got all my codes. The only outdated one that I have is NDS 2012. Considering that the only real major changes to the NDS 2015 include the incorporation of cross-laminated timber, I'm wondering if anyone else is taking this risk using the older code? Thanks everyone.
  2. leggo PE

    PE Exam Structural Depth Failure

    Hi all, So I'm sadly reporting that I did not pass the civil PE structural depth exam this time. It was my second time taking it, first being in April of this year. I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do for my third time around (I refuse to give up!). Here is my background for my first exam, followed by its diagnostic: I self-studied using the CERM, the CERM's accompanying practice problems, and NCEES practice exams. I probably spent somewhere around 150 or 200 hours studying, starting at the end of January and going through the first week of April. To start, I studied mostly on weekends for 6-8 hours Saturday and Sunday. Once I was one month out, I started studying 2-3 hours after work three or four work nights as well, usually taking Friday night off before hitting it again with the weekend schedule. I also had to peel off a few days on weekends to study for the CA state specific seismic and surveying exams. This was definitely detrimental to my time devoted to studying my depth. That can clearly be seen in the diagnostic, I think. April 2016 diagnostic: A little more background: walking out of the exam in the spring, I thought I had passed. When I got my results, I was pretty much at a loss as to how I had bombed the Design and Details of Structures: Component design and detailing section so atrociously. Though obviously, I was subpar in actually all of the afternoon (and many of the morning) sections. That particular section definitely stuck out to me the most. For October 2016, I decided I probably hadn't studied enough on my own, and definitely didn't focus enough on my depth topics. I decided to take the live online PPI Civil PE review course for a few different reasons. Firstly, I thought it might do me better to have more structure to my studying. Secondly, my coworker recommended it as he had taken this course (same instructor) and passed on his first try. Thirdly, I really liked the guarantee. As the course came to a close, I thought it had been good for the morning section, but rather lacking for the depth. I should have known that to begin with, as it is not advertised as being for the specific depths and instead devotes one or maybe two classes at most to each depth topic. Anyway, I completed all the homework and the PPI practice exam (and so fulfilled the requirements for the guarantee), did not divvy any time off of the state exams (I had passed seismic and decided to save studying for surveying until the week after the PE exam). I also worked additional PPI practice problems (120 solved problems, primarily in the structural depth) and NCEES practice exams again. I completed the NCEES practice exams in 4-hour chunks for morning and depth, to simulate the test itself. I thought I was pretty much as well-prepared for the PE exam as I could have reasonably been. This is my diagnostics report this time: \ As can be seen, overall, I did significantly worse (in terms of absolute scores) in the morning and 33% better in the afternoon. I much improved my score in the depth topic I bombed in April (though I still came up short), but this time suffered a rather crushing defeat in Analysis of Structures: Loads and load effects (which I had previously done much better in). I am noticeably supbar in the morning sections also, which is a little perplexing to me because I felt I studied them about as much as I did the first time around. Though, I do remember thinking the Hydraulics & Hydrology and Geometrics questions being more complicated compared to what they were in April. I ended up with a score of 45 this time, compared to 46 in April. I guess I'm just at a bit of a loss as to how to attack this exam for April 2017. I think I would like to do a review course again, but perhaps on demand this time. I am not tied to PPI because of the guarantee, as I don't know that it would prepare me significantly better by doing it again. I've read great things here about EET, but I don't know if I would then sign up for the breadth and depth both, just the breadth, or just the depth (though I think just the depth would be the least likely option). For materials, I feel I was pretty well covered... Having studied with the CERM, PPI practice problems, the PPI practice exam, PPI's Civil Engineering Solved Problems, and various other practice problems as well as the NCEES practice exams. To both exams, I brought with me the CERM, my study course notes, the PPI Structural Depth for the PE Exam Reference Manual, as well as various codes (basically all recommended codes besides OSHA, PCI, and AASHTO). Does anyone have any advice? When I compare my diagnostics, I basically just kind of see two different people taking the exam, and don't really know how to proceed. Thanks so much for any help you can provide! I really, really appreciate it. I am determined to pass in April 2017!
  3. Still celebrating my PE pass! I think the past few weeks have taken years off of my life...
  4. Unfortunately, I failed the PE structural depth exam again. I will be attempting it for the 3rd time this coming April 2018. I am very frustrated and worried I will not be able to pass. I did not graduate with civil engineering and do not practice structural engineering in my profession. However, I did take a number of structural analysis courses and have a higher interest in learning structural than the other Civil depths. But, the structural depth is kicking my ass right now. I am in the utility design industry so many have suggested doing construction depth. I feel that I am already deep into structural and spent a lot of money on it already that I am going to just keep going. My first attempt, I got 42/80. My second attempt, I got 41/80. It's an embarrassing score. I took a PPI course both times. The course was good for breadth and okay for depth. I just signed up for EET's Structural Depth on-demand course. Looking at my diagnostics, I have issues in similar areas throughout the two times I've taken the exam. Do any of you have other suggestions or pointers I should take in order to pass this third time? I am really feeling like I cannot pass. Who goes from a 41/42 score to a passing score? I feel really defeated right now. A passing score means a promotion and much higher pay for me, so I am trying to keep my eye on the prize, but it is so hard to do after two fails. I will admit, my second time, I did not study as much. I had so much going on, I think I studied around 100 hours only. I did not feel confident before or after the exam. Please help with any suggestions or words of wisdom. Thanks EB.
  5. Anyone passed the MDM exam here? Still waiting.
  6. Hi all, I took the PE transportation exam for the second time, just would like to discuss about the April 2018 exam compared to October 2017 exam. I think I did my best this time. October exam, I felt the morning was difficult and evening was okay, there were more conceptual questions which we need to look up in manuals in both exams. April exam, the morning was better than October exam for me. Share your thoughts here.
  7. I have decided to place my cheat sheets (word document) on the below link as a free download. Please feel free to download the word documents and customize the documents to suit your needs. You can also upload your own version of your cheat sheet to the google drive in order to share with others. Good luck on the studying and please feel free to email if you have any questions on any other product or if you see an error on the cheat sheets. Link: http://engproguides.com/free-pe-cheat-sheets.html
  8. Anyone looking to sell the most recent NCEES Transportation Practice Exam? or any other Transpo resources? Thanks, Beej
  9. I'm selling materials that came in handy for me for studying for the PE Environmental Engineering exam. I took the exam in April 2017. They are all in good condition with limited markings. Handbook of Environmental Engineering Calculations by Lee and Lin: $15.00 Fundamentals of Air Quality Systems by Noll: $25 PE Environmental Engineering License Review Manual by Brightwood: $60 PE Environmental Engineering practice exam by NCEES: $30 Practice Problems for Environmental Engineering PE Exam, 3rd Edition by Lindeburg: $60 Environmental Engineering Solved Problems, 3rd edition by Schneiter: $40 Environmental Engineering Practice PE Exams, 3rd edition by Schneiter: 40 Payment can be made by PayPal and I will not charge extra for shipping. If someone is interested in purchasing all of them, I will give a $20 discount on the sum of all the items (i.e. all items for $250!!)
  10. Firstly, I copied this over from the Civil Engineering PE Exam: Structural forum, to see if anyone here has any advice. I wrote this last Thursday, and right now, I am thinking I will likely enroll in the EET breadth and depth courses, but would still love to hear anyone else's tips for passing this exam come April 2017. Hi all, So I'm sadly reporting that I did not pass the civil PE structural depth exam this time. It was my second time taking it, first being in April of this year. I'm at a bit of a loss as to what to do for my third time around (I refuse to give up!). Here is my background for my first exam, followed by its diagnostic: I self-studied using the CERM, the CERM's accompanying practice problems, and NCEES practice exams. I probably spent somewhere around 150 or 200 hours studying, starting at the end of January and going through the first week of April. To start, I studied mostly on weekends for 6-8 hours Saturday and Sunday. Once I was one month out, I started studying 2-3 hours after work three or four work nights as well, usually taking Friday night off before hitting the books again with the weekend schedule. I also had to peel off a few days on weekends to study for the CA state specific seismic and surveying exams. This was definitely detrimental to my time devoted to studying my depth. That can clearly be seen in the diagnostic, I think. April 2016 diagnostic: A little more background: walking out of the exam in the spring, I thought I had passed. When I got my results, I was pretty much at a loss as to how I had bombed the Design and Details of Structures: Component design and detailing section so atrociously. Though obviously, I was subpar in actually all of the afternoon (and many of the morning) sections. That particular section definitely stuck out to me the most. For October 2016, I decided I probably hadn't studied enough on my own, and definitely didn't focus enough on my depth topics. I decided to take the live online PPI Civil PE review course for a few different reasons. Firstly, I thought it might do me better to have more structure to my studying. Secondly, my coworker recommended it as he had taken this course (same instructor) and passed on his first try. Thirdly, I really liked the guarantee. As the course came to a close, I thought it had been good for the morning section, but rather lacking for the depth. I should have known that to begin with, as it is not advertised as being for the specific depths and instead devotes one or maybe two classes at most to each depth topic. Anyway, I completed all the homework and the PPI practice exam (and so fulfilled the requirements for the guarantee), did not divvy any time off of the state exams (I had passed seismic and decided to save studying for surveying until the week after the PE exam). I also worked additional PPI practice problems (120 solved problems, primarily in the structural depth) and NCEES practice exams again. I completed the NCEES practice exams in 4-hour chunks for morning and depth, to simulate the test itself. I thought I was pretty much as well-prepared for the PE exam as I could have reasonably been. This is my diagnostics report this time: \ As can be seen, overall, I did significantly worse (in terms of absolute scores) in the morning and 33% better in the afternoon. I much improved my score in the depth topic I bombed in April (though I still came up short), but this time suffered a rather crushing defeat in Analysis of Structures: Loads and load applications (which I had previously done much better in). I am noticeably supbar in the morning sections also, which is a little perplexing to me because I felt I studied them about as much as I did the first time around. Though, I do remember thinking the Hydraulics & Hydrology and Geometrics questions being more complicated compared to what they were in April. I ended up with a score of 45 this time, compared to 46 in April. I guess I'm just at a bit of a loss as to how to attack this exam for April 2017. I think I would like to do a review course again, but perhaps on demand this time. I think having structured instruction is very helpful for me, as I'm not as good of a self-teacher/reviewer. I am not tied to PPI because of the guarantee, as I don't know that it would prepare me significantly better by doing it again. I've read great things here about EET, but I don't know if I would then sign up for the breadth and depth both, just the breadth, or just the depth (though I think just the depth would be the least likely option). For materials, I feel I was pretty well covered... Having studied with the CERM, PPI practice problems, the PPI practice exam, PPI's Civil Engineering Solved Problems, and various other practice problems as well as the NCEES practice exams. But I have heard great things about the EET binders that are provided to course takers. To both exams, I brought with me the CERM, my PPI course notes, the PPI Structural Depth for the PE Exam Reference Manual, as well as various codes (basically all recommended codes besides OSHA, PCI, and AASHTO). Does anyone have any advice? When I compare my diagnostics, I basically just kind of see two different people taking the exam, and don't really know how to proceed. Thanks so much for any help you can provide! I really, really appreciate it. I am determined to pass in April 2017!
  11. justin-hawaii

    October 2017 PE Results Survey

    After you receive your results, can you please take a few minutes to fill out a survey? This will help the future PE test takers get an idea on the references used, number of hours spent studying and which topics are difficult/easy. Power October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/XseluKZn7dRvCtQi2
  12. justin-hawaii

    October 2017 PE Results Survey

    After you receive your results, can you please take a few minutes to fill out a survey? This will help the future PE test takers get an idea on the references used, number of hours spent studying and which topics are difficult/easy. HVAC & Refrigeration October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/lhQCu7Z5r6vyjWje2 Thermal & Fluids October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/VrXYXjwsY5Ycpjv43 Machine Design & Materials October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/gVXyLJ7RkJqzrcZB2
  13. Get focused review on only the topics you need. Mechanical PE Academy offers video review courses where you pick the topics you need to study. Why pay for all FE exam or PE exam topics when you don't need them? Learn what YOU need to know. Learn more here
  14. Hi, I do have the following book for sale; I bought it for my October 2017 PE Transportation Exam. The book is used but like new conditions. Transportation Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam (Paperback) - Printing number 3 of Edition 1 (June 2015) I want only 130$ all inclusive (you don't have to pay for shipping, it 's free shipping to anywhere in Canada or US) You can contact me on my email: rsk@live.ca
  15. In celebration of Founder's Day, PPI is offering 20% off review materials until midnight PT 12/12. Use code 1975M at checkout to save.
  16. Dear Exam Candidate, Wondering if you should take a prep course? PPI prep courses provide you with a structured review plan and unparalleled instruction, guiding you through each step to ensure that you're successfully prepared for exam day. Here are just a few things that make PPI prep courses so effective: • In-depth, exam-like lectures, problem solving, and homework • Mentorship from an expert instructor through exam day • Instant access to course materials to get started right away Now is the perfect time to enroll. The biggest sale of the year on prep courses is happening now. You'll save $550 on a course when you enroll by December 6th. Since 1975, over 4 million engineers have used PPI’s exam prep materials to prepare for the FE, PE, and SE exams. We’ve incorporated our 40+ years of experience into effective, comprehensive prep courses that build exam confidence and guarantee passing. Choosing a prep course is a big decision and we know you have a lot of questions. Start by finding your course offering and reading over our informative prep course pages.. We’re confident we can address your specific review needs and successfully prep you for exam day. Sincerely, The PPI Prep Course Team
  17. Henri Dion-Gokan

    Hello from New York

    Hello my name is Henri Dion-Gokan. Quality Control Engineer for the Walsh Group. Are there people from my Walsh Family here?
  18. Stephen2awesome

    Results for NC in

    Good luck everyone. Passed - 2nd attempt.
  19. Results for the PE exam are coming in! Take some time to celebrate your hard work and persistance, regardless of your outcome. Is the PE exam in your future? PPI Prep courses are $550 off through this Wednesday, Dec. 6th. Find your course and see your savings here: https://ppi2pass.com/prep-course
  20. InternetUser

    PE Exam Reference - HCM

    I am looking for suggestions from people who took PE Exam (Transportation) and can point me to the right direction. It turned out the only hard copy of Highway Capacity Manual I have is way outdated. I have a pdf, but I am not looking to print the entire HCM mainly because I will not be comfortable with in on the exam since I never use it. What topics or what chapters are a must of Transportation PE exam? My head is full and I cannot think straight. I tool PE exam last time, but don't recall anything specificly associated with HCM, so I am lost now. I am almost done with my AM portion and moving to PM now and want to make sure I have everything I need (hard copy) for the exam. Printing only applicable to PE Exam material will help me a lot, so your thought and help is greatly appreciated!
  21. Hello everyone, I am filling out my PE application for April 2017 exam and I am (more than) a little confused. In application instructions (page IV of 19) it states that all work experience (engineering and non-engineer) Full time AND part time experience should be stated in my work experience summary form on page 3. However on top of the page, on page 3, the instructions clearly say to write all the Full time work experience in the work experience summary form... 1) So do I need to write the part time experience as well or not? Some other questions: 2) For teaching as graduate teaching assistant (TA), shall I put an unemployment for the gap between the two semesters? 3) How about when I changed jobs and I did not work for a few days? Do I record those few days as gap in unemployment? 4) For any sheet that is stated " add additional sheets if needed" should I copy the same sheet and type in more information or am I adding an empty letter size sheet with my information on it? I appreciate your time guys!
  22. Hello, I am a newbie here. All I want to know about the PE Exam rules, recommended books etc. Please let me know, where I can find relevant information. Thanks in Advance
  23. I finally heard back from California board today (FYI - the check got cashed 3/22, yes...over four months ). Looks like everything went through except for my references. It states that my references are not licensed in state where the project was located. My situation: I work in the nuclear industry as a civil engineer. It is not required to be licensed in the state where the plant is located to complete the design work, neither do I live in those states. Therefore, most of my co-workers have licenses from different states. It is possible (will a lot of work and money) for me to get references from the states that are California is requiring, but I am confused if I need to get 4 all new references (especially since my supervisor has an out-of-state license). And I am dealing with 2 different states that I have done work for. Do I get one from each state? Do I just need one reference from each one of the states? Does my supervisors count as 1 out of the 4 references? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, as the board made clear that I am not allowed to call or email them upon receiving this bright pink rejection letter.
  24. I have signed up for the October 2017 Mechanical engineering PE exam for machine design and materials and I am about to start my studies. I have viewed the new NCEES exam specifications (starting April 2017) and it does NOT include thermo/HVAC. Should I be skipping these types of questions from my study materials? I.e. just skip over those problems in the 6 minute solutions textbook as well as Lindeburg question workbook supporting the MERM? New test specification starting April 2017 found here http://ncees.org/wp-content/uploads/PE-Mech_Machine-Apr-2017.pdf. I'd appreciate some feedback from people who took the April 2017 exam and if they left thermodynamics problems and HVAC problems for studying? What about psychometric tables? Anything involving steam tables? I'd like to know explicitly what information I can omit from studying due to the redesign in the test. Thank you!!!
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