I used the binders to get familiar with the codes, not to eliminate the codes completely. Binders helped to understand certain sections of the codes without reading every page in them. They were like my guides during the studying that pointed at the right page. Probably wood and masonry can be done with the binders only (well, you still need wood properties from NDS) , but concrete and steel definitely require up to date listed code referencesJust_SE, did you say you only took the AEI's binder for the SE test? I am glad that was enough. I am having issues being more familiar with some stuff in the code instead of the AEI study prep.
Maybe I should focus more on being more familiar with the binders and not waste time on the code references.