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  1. Who can solve this question from our practice portal? Comment below, and we will post the solution tomorrow. School of PE
  2. Here is a sample question from our practice portal. We're excited to see how many people will get it right. Post your answers below, and we will post the correct solution tomorrow.
  3. You’ve probably heard the phrase “Get those brain juices flowing…” and it makes sense that the flowing of said “brain juices” would be beneficial in studying for the FE Civil, PE Mechanical, or SE Vertical exam, right? So, what is the best way to promote information consolidation? Our answer: Practicing Problems. Actually practicing a set of problems may seem simple enough, but psychological studies have proven that there is a lot of science behind what makes practicing problems effective. In fact, practicing has been found to be one of the most effective techniques for studying because of the boost in cognitive functionality when doing so. Read More
  4. I find the reviews about this PE Civil Practice Problems 16 ed on amazon are very low. I wonder if it is necessary to buy this book. Thanks
  5. example 116.4 seismic load. Why using n=43.5/h^(1/9) to obtain the first period (1/n), not using T=Ch^x? The results from the two equations are quite a bit, one is 0.85 and the other is 0.5x. The former equation is mentioned in wind load, which has some more limitations, such as the height of building and wind direction.
  6. I have up for sale a few of my PE books from when I took the exam in April 2017. I recall them all being in like new condition, but will double check the HCM before finalizing the sale as it's been awhile since I looked at these. I do know for a fact that I did not write in the practice exams while taking them. Feel free to ask for some random photos of pages, etc. to verify condition if desired. All prices include shipping to US48! NCEES Practice Exam (2014) - Transportation Depth - $35 (I paid $52.56 after NCEES's massive shipping fees) Goswami - Practice Exam for the Civil PE Exam: Breadth + Transportation Depth (2015) - $23 Goswami - Practice Exams for the Civil PE Exam: Two Breadth Exams (2013) - $22 HCM 2010 (Highway Capacity Manual) - $190 If you want all 4 of these I will drop the total from $270 down to $250. I also have a spiral bound copy of the CERM table of contents (with minor highlights) that I can toss in for free to any order that wants it. Send me a PM if interested and if you want to do any back and forth discussion please include your email address so my inbox here doesn't fill up quick.
  7. Hello Everyone! After posting my FE exam prep from October 2016 found here: I decided to go strong and work towards my PE Power. Like I mentioned before, I already had the required 4 years of work experience between both Canada and the US, so I decided to apply for the PE Exam and write it in the coming April 2017. I would say, from talking with coworkers, peers, and just overall looking at all the material available it was really intimidating and overwhelming at first. I was very nervous about this exam from the get-go even after studying for the FE and passing it. Having done the FE just recently should help, is what I kept hearing from everyone, but of course I was finding it hard to connect the dots between the FE and the PE exams. Primarily, because the FE really is very basic level understanding of electrical engineering (First and Second year course material from University) whereas the PE is more like the third and fourth year materials + codebooks. In any case, I didn't have a great plan of studying for this like I did for the FE. With the FE I just took the reference material and followed their plans. With the PE, I asked around at work for what was available, and luckily there were a couple folks that had 5-6 different NCEES PE Power Practice Exam and Camara's booklets that combined had over a 1000 problems. I also printed out the NEC 2017, the NESC 2012, the NFPA 70 2017, the ANSI Device Numbers, and had a copy of the EPRM by John Camara. This last book was what I used to start my prep. Similar to the FE prep, I first went through the EPRM entirely and thoroughly. Then I went through a whole bunch of videos on youtube related to Power problems, notable mention Raiya Energy Academy. Again, while I don't always agree with Raiya's solutions, her problems and walk throughs are worth looking into. She gets the steps right 99 percent of the time, but the answer might be wrong in some cases. She corrects herself in most cases. After I finished the EPRM book, I went through the entire NEC 2017 code book and sticky tabbed most of the important and often used artices, (See Raiya's video on Must Know NEC Articles). I have to admit, you are not going to remember where each article is. So heavily rely on the index pages of these code books in the end of the books. After the NEC, I went through the NESC codebook and the NFPA codebooks fairly quickly in order to get the gist of the materials. The last four weeks before the exam, all I did was problems problems problems. I have to admit, after I did the exam, I had a sense of relief, it was either from finishing a long 9.5 hours day (including breaks) or I was fairly confident in what I had answered were correct. For anyone thinking that there isn't enough time in the exam, if you prepared as much as I did, and I think you should, then you should have enough time to write the exam and still have 45 minutes in the end to check everything. I had finished checking and still left a half an hour earlier. Total time taken to study: Once I passed the FE, and got my approval that I had been registered for the PE exam in February, I started studying Mid February. From Mid-Feb to April 19th, I spent 8 weeks studying. Weekends were the busiest (6-8 hours each day) and then 3-4 weeknights of one hour each. Prep Prep Prep, is all I can say. I can usually gauge whether or not one would need to study as much or not for a certain exam, however, both before and even after writing the PE exam, I have to say you must put in your hours to study. It is not that hard, but it is not trivial. So I passed, and the results came out exactly 1 Month and 5 days later. Good luck to Oct 2017s and future PEs.
  8. I have the following for sale: -NCEES PE Electrical and Computer Engineering: Power Practice Exam (Printed Nov 2014) - Like New. Soft Cover for $30. -PPI Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam by John A. Camara (Copyright 2010) - Some Highlights, but like new condition. Hard cover for $150. Or $160 for both. All prices include shipping. Photo's available upon request for proof of version or condition. Feel free to shoot me an email at dcpppf@mail.missouri.edu. Happy studying!
  9. Long-time lurker, first-time poster. I am selling my PE exam prep materials for the Mechanical HVAC exam. These are the only materials I studied with and the only references I brought with me to the exam. Using only these, I passed the October 2016 exam on my first try! Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 13th edition by Lindeburg ($250) Practice Problems for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 13th edition by Lindeburg ($85) PE Mechanical Engineering: HVAC and Refrigeration Practice Exam by NCEES ($30) Six-Minute Solutions for Mechanical PE Exam HVAC and Refrigeration Problems, 2nd edition by Elder ($65) I bought these materials new and did not write in any of them - so they are in "like new" condition. I have photos ready to send, if interested. I will sell individually for prices listed (add $10 for shipping each) - or will sell as a set for $400, including shipping. Prices are firm and I prefer to use PayPal. I almost don't want to sell these because they remind me of my triumph over the behemoth that is the PE exam :-) but I know they could be helping someone else. Thanks, Ryan
  10. Just completed the PE Oct 25, 2013, Water Resources and Enviro. I've read some great suggestions on here, and I didn't want to simply take from this Board without providing something in return. I've yet to find a comprehensive post like this one, where it simply answers many questions future-PE takers have. I'll try to be as succinct as I can, while providing enough detail. Suggested References AM 100% CERM (best civil engineering reference out there) PM 75% CERM 15% Wasterwater Engineering (Metcalf and Eddy) 10% Environmental Engineering (Davis Cornwell) Do Nots Bought Hydrology and Hydraulics by Gupta, big waste of money. Horrible index, and very similar to CERM. Could may have used it for one question, but was also answered in CERM I also bought the Water Resources and Environmental Depth Reference manual (CEWE) by Brant and Kauffman, another huge waste of money. Very very similar to CERM, no value add. Left at home I can only comment on these two since I own them. I do not think it is imperative to own any other reference material Practice Problems Though 3 of the 4 suggested practice problem books are more in depth than the actual PE, I highly suggest still practicing with each one. There are many mutually exclusive practice problems that may not be covered by the other 3 and is covered in one of them. Its all about exposure to as wide a variety of practice problems as possible. Six Minute Solutions - Great study material, but is much more in depth than the actual PE. Though these questions may not show up in whole on the exam, parts of a problem may. Important to have a pretty good understanding of the problems overall. Few of the problems in here are ridiculous, but good to at least be aware of different questions Practice Problems, CERM Companion - Another great study material. Stick to the subjects that are covered on the PE. CERM has many additional topics that will not be tested on in PE. These practice problems are more in depth than the actual PE, but again could show up in part on the Exam Civil PE Sample Examination (CESX4) - For some reason really enjoyed this study material. More in depth than the Exam NCEES PE Civil (NCPECW) - This is the one that is an absolute must have. Identical depth to PE! I strongly believe that these are previous Exam questions. I wish I could've found the older version as well to study with Study Strategy Having gone through some very intense studying (read CERM cover to cover, skipping very little. Read Wasterwater cover to cover. Read 80% Environmental. Read 70% of Hydrology book. Completed about 350 hours of study in 2.25 months) this is what I would suggest: Don't be an expert at every problem and every subject. I would highly suggest focusing intensly on 100% of AM and only 75% of PM, with mild focus on the remaining 25% of PM. This way when you're taking the exam, you'll immediately know how to approach majority of the problems, and sometimes not even need to open a book for reference. You'll get those problems out of the way very quickly, and have plenty of time to reference materials for the remaining 25% that you'll put a mild focus on. Tab your references, but don't over tab. Perhaps get a larger tab with a good amount of space on it, and write down the top 3 - 5 important things from that section. Referencing is absolutely key! I can't emphasize this enough. When doing the practice problems, struggle as much as your patience can handle with each problem before looking at the solution in the back! This is very important. I laughed when I saw some of the Hydraulic PE civils coming in with suitcases of books. I came in with only the 3 above and they were plenty. You don't have time to look and look through references. Its stressful enough taking the PE, why stress yourself even more by struggling through piles of books. I completed the AM in 2 hours, and the PM in 2.5 hours. The last half hour of the PM was spent solving 4 problems (my mild focus) which gave me plenty of time to review. Other If there is anything I left out that someone would like to know more about, respond and I'll do my best to give a good response. I found this forum very helpful to my studies, and it is important we help guide each other on this journey...without violating ethics of course.
  11. Hi, I'm selling my exam prep books for the Mech PE exam (after taking the Oct 2015 exam). Thankfully I will never have to look at these books again! Here's a link to the ebay auction, grab yourself a bargain. http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/161963796184? Cheers and good luck future exam takers!
  12. I just published Civil Engineering Practice Examination #2. 40 Problems (similar to morning session) $14.95 (through 10/25/2013) More details at Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/md679r4 This practice exam is similar to Civil Engineering Practice Examination #1 Good luck everyone on the exam! - Tim
  13. Hey all, First time posting here. I am a water resources guy studying for transportation breadth so some of you, broader, more enlightened civil engineers may think this is a dumb question... I thought i understood stationing until i ran across a practice problem in some material a friend loaned me- 3.2 mi of roadway is what equivalent length in stations. The answer is 168.98 Sta NOT 168+96 Sta. Could someone explain when to use the XXX.XX format?? Thanks!
  14. In the NCEES review problems (mechanical) problem 519 and 536 ask questions about the same lead screw. In 519 they use the average of the minor and major diameters, and in 536 they use only the minor diameter. What is the reasoning for one vs. the other, or am I simply failing to comprehend some basic principle? The only other problem I had was with #138 and was covered in the errata: http://cdn3.ncees.co/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Study-Material_2011-PE-MEC-SQS-errata.pdf
  15. HVAC & Refrigeration Technical Study Guide for the Mechanical PE Exam [$65] Learn the key skills and concepts for each of the topics covered in the PE Exam Practice your skills with over 75 Practice Problems Test your skills with a 40 Question Practice Exam See Engineering Pro Guides for more information.
  16. Every Friday this September I will raffle off a copy of Civil Engineering Practice Examination #1. Sign up at the links below: Raffle #1 (8/9 - 8/24) Raffle #2 (8/24 - 8/31) Raffle #3 (8/31 - 9/7) Raffle #4 (9/7 - 9/14) Raffle #5 (9/14 - 9/21) Raffle #6 (9/21 - 9/28) - Tim
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