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    Everything you wanted to know about the CA-Survey/Seismic Civil PE Exams

    Alright so I've had my fair share of issues with deficiencies in the board application process. If you are reading this having just passed the 8 hour, please take the extra time to ensure you have met all the minimum requirements for the application itself - there are significant delays in the...
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    Repeat Takers Strategies - Civil PE CBT

    We have talked privately and I know that you are studying correctly, keep at it. I had taken the FE exam 5 times total, so I feel your pain. I took the construction PE in Oct '21 and then passed the CBT in April '22. My preparation for each exam did not change much between the two, just tried to...
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    Civilrobot's Experience: Preparing for the Civil Construction PE Exam

    Feels good, weird not doing anything study-related after work. Going to finish my CA application soon, hopefully get approved for the seismic and survey start specific exams in the fall.
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    Civilrobot's Experience: Preparing for the Civil Construction PE Exam

    @civilrobot PE etc etc I passed! Thanks for the inspiration needed.
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    CA Specific Seismic and Survey Exam

    Hi Anna, I just passed and will be working through the CA application, though their BPELSG connect portal. {{BoardName}} Have you filled this out? ^ I have not finished the app yet, but It is my understanding that it needs to be filled out and submitted to schedule either exam. Check out...
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    CBT TESTING - 2022

    I just took the construction exam on Wednesday here in CA. It was a good experience, waiting to find out results. All the listed references were provided under a separate tab than the handbook, documents would open by chapter. This makes searching the documents faster, and is nice to see the...
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    CBT TESTING - 2022

    Thanks your posting! I am taking the exam next week. One of the only references that I have not been able to find digital copy of is the ASCE 37-14. Did you find the key word search faster, or looking at the table of contents and going to the section you are looking for before using the search...
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    Just took the CBT Civil Construction PE exam in TX

    Very cool! Did you feel the search tool was useful, or were you more relying on your knowledge of the bookmarks & general page location of a given topic? I have not had the opportunity to review ASCE 37-14, was the bookmark & general chapter layout pretty intuitive?
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    Just took the CBT Civil Construction PE exam in TX

    Congrats on taking the exam. I will be sitting for the construction depth soon as well. Glad to hear some feedback, very valuable. Any guidance on AISC topics you encountered would be helpful as well, (but dont mention specific question details please). Let us know how the results turned out!
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    Passed Civil PE - Transportation CBT - 2nd Attempt - Here's my Advice

    Hi there, The NCEES PE Civil Handbook Version 1.1 will be provided during the exam, it is free through NCEES. In the first few pages the PE civ handbook outlines how the CBT tests will be conducted. "In addition to the PE Civil Reference Handbook, the exam will include searchable PDF versions...
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    Bearing capacity - given EQ

    Thank you both, example 8-1 on page 8-21 in the FHWA soils and foundations reference manual that @psustruct pointed out was referenced in the NCEES reference handbook really cleared things up for me after reading through the section. I had originally posted because the solution to a problem...
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    Bearing capacity - given EQ

    Hello, The handbook gives a version of the ultimate bearing capacity that I am not familiar with in section 3.4.2.1- Bearing Capacity Equation for Concentrically Loaded Square or Rectangular Footings There are so many videos and literature out there on bearing capacity, but if anyone is...
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    CBT TESTING - 2022

    I am taking it on 4/20
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    Passed Civil PE - Transportation CBT - 2nd Attempt - Here's my Advice

    Congratulations, and thank you for the feedback! very helpful for those of us preparing for the exam. Interesting that there were a different amount of questions in the AM/PM sessions, have not heard that before. Will be useful for timing! How did you feel about the alternative question types?
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    Civil Construction - Conversions Factors to know

    1 cubic yard = 27 cubic feet Density of Water = 62.42 pcf One gallon of water = 8.34 lbs 1 ft3 water = 7.48 gallons Sack of cement = 94 lbs Specific gravity (any material) = Density of material / Density of water
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    I passed Pe construction CBT from the first time

    John, congrats! What was the best resource you had to review all of the materials listed in the exam specification? Cheers,
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