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    SE Lateral AM - bridge questions

    Here are some more bridge questions for the SE exam: PE Structural Exam Prep Practice Problems - PPI There is errata for this book here: Content Corrections & Updates Errata | PPI, A Kaplan Company
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    Just Curious! Any PE here who's younger than me?

    Nice job! 24 with the SE is an awesome feat. I think I could have gotten the PE 6 months earlier, which would have put me at 23. They said 9 additional days of experience was required to sit for the PE. 9 days! I could have been on vacation that entire time!
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    Just Curious! Any PE here who's younger than me?

    Got you beat at 24 when I first got my PE! Got the SE 2 years later at 26.
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    Design Specifications Updates

    It looks like NCEES did pull the trigger for changes to the test specifications. PE Structural Engineering Practice Exam · Exam Prep · MyNCEES Account From what I can surmise, these are the standards that have not changed: ACI 318-14 These are the new standards: IBC 2018 ASCE 7-16 AISC: Steel...
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    I completely disagree with this. LRFD = load resistance factor design. It has nothing to do with yielding other than calibrating the resistance factors. Since LRFD is based in statistics, it absolutely should be applied to timber design as well, and it is.
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    Average Age to take FE/PE/SE

    I'm probably one of the outliers here with SE at 26. FE was at 20, and PE was at 23. I'm definitely more than a little shocked on the FE age. I'm thinking the PE is a conglomerate of all the disciplines. I bet if just the civil PE was analyzed, the age would be younger.
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    S.E exam books

    Honestly, I think NCEES does a good job of explaining them. (Although I did not think so prior to the exam). The NCEES practice exam is extremely easy compared to the actual test. It's been well established that describing the actual problems is a bad idea, so I'll try to generalize them. You...
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    S.E exam books

    I passed bridges.
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    S.E exam books

    I do recommend PPI just for the sake of the one-on-one with the instructor and collaboration with classmates. Here are some things that helped me: -Get all your books early and every time you study, lay them out on a desk the size of the testing desk. Put your books in the same place every...
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    S.E exam books

    I took the PPI course and the bridge exam. I passed my first try.
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    S.E exam books

    I took the PPI course, and I passed in my first attempt. I studied about 400 hours between the course and personal study. I bought all the references from the PPI course and used almost all of them while studying--though not necessarily on the test. There is a lot of debate on taking 1 vs. 2...
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    SE Exam Oct 2019 Result

    Passed my first try!!!
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    SE Exam Oct 2019 Result

    Negative in Virginia.
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    PE structural failed second attempt

    When I studied for the PE, I did not take a class. I read through the entirety of the structural sections of the Civil Engineering Reference Manual (CERM) and worked through all of the example problems in the structural sections. I tabbed the heck out of the CERM. I found the PPI practice...
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    when will i find out April SE code?

    Please say it ain't so! That's a huge change. It will conform better with the IBC, but it's a big change nonetheless.
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    Afternoon Lateral Forces - Bridges

    Hey all! This is my first post here. I'm studying for both the vertical and lateral portions of the SE. Does anyone have any tips or references for the afternoon portion of the lateral forces for bridges? It looks like there are barely any study materials out there for bridge engineers taking...