Ah, I just realized @Gonzaga said they were planning to take it in October. That is when NCEES will lost likely update the code references. So my reasoning for taking the lateral FIRST is moot.
If you start studying NOW for the fall exam, you have a great chance to pass both. Studying for...
@texan How did you want to handle the study group? I am not sure what options are available. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Maybe Google Meet?? Maximum 100 participants, with a 60 minutes time limit.
Maybe Zoom?? Maximum 100 participants, with a 40 minutes time limit.
I never did comment on the SEIS book (California Civil Seismic Building Design, 12th Edition) that mmarlow123 asked about. This book does have a lot of great theory, and does NOT directly reference the CBC. If you already have it, it is a great supplement. If you are looking to purchase it...
I recommend the SEAOC manuals. The 2012 steel is still valid. But you with need the 2015 for the other 3 volumes.
The 2018 seismic wind book by Alan Williams is another. You just need to be cautious that it reference the 2016 AISC spec.
Count me in for the study group.
I was very disappointed in the PPI course this year. With all the slide errors and publication issues, I feel it was worse than when I took the course in 2016, which also had slide errors. DO NOT RECOMMEND PPI REVIEW COURSE.
I did not pass the lateral this go...
I do not even recall what the general Lateral question was. I got a U. I had to re-read the concrete one about 5 times to make I understood the requirements and that was the one that was going to decide it for me. I got an IR on that one.