The structural depth section of the civil PE exam requires detailed understanding of engineering codes and their application. My goal in writing this book has been to provide a guide to the relevant codes, and to demonstrate their use in calculations for structures as necessary to help you pass the civil PE exam. Different from the previous editions, this third edition has been revised and expanded to reflect the most current NCEES design standards. (For a complete list of updated codes, see References and Codes Used to Prepare This Book.) Nomenclature, equations, examples, and practice problems have been checked and updated so that they are congruent with current codes. New text has also been added to sections previously dependent on older editions of exam-referenced codes.
I would like to say thank you to C. Dale Buckner, PhD, PE, for performing the initial technical review of this book, and to the PPI product development and implementation staff who worked on the third edition, including Sarah Hubbard, director of product development and implementation; Cathy Schrott, director of production services; Megan Synnestvedt, Jenny Lindeburg King, and Julia White, editorial project managers; Bill Bergstrom, Lisa Devoto Farrell, Tyler Hayes, Chelsea Logan, Scott Marley, Magnolia Molcan, and Bonnie Thomas, copy editors; Kate Hayes, production associate; Andrew Chan and Todd Fisher, calculation checkers; Tom Bergstrom, technical illustrator; and Amy Schwertman La Russa, cover designer.
This book addresses the structural depth section of the civil PE examination administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The civil PE examination provides the qualifying test for candidates seeking registration as civil engineers. The structural section of the examination is intended to assess the candidate’s depth of knowledge of structural design principles and practice. The problems in the examination are intended to be representative of the process of designing portions of real structures.
This book is written with the exam in mind. The national codes are referenced, and the appropriate sections of the codes are explained and analyzed in concise and simple manners. Illustrative examples are also presented. Each example focuses on one specific code issue. This book provides a comprehensive guide and reference for self-study of the subject, and it supplies a rapid and concise solution technique for any particular problem type. In addition to providing clarification and interpretation of the applicable sections of the codes, extensive reference publications are cited to reflect current design procedures.
For questions involving structural steel design, the candidate may choose to use either the allowable stress design (ASD) method or the load and resistance factor (LRFD) method. In Ch. 4 of this book, both methods have been used. The NCEES has adopted the Steel Construction Manual, 13th ed. 2005, published by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Chapter 4 of this book conforms to the 2005 edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual.
The American Forest and Paper Association has published the National Design Specification for Wood Construction, ANSI/NF & PA NDS-2005, and this edition of the code has been adopted by the NCEES for their examinations. Chapter 5 of this book conforms to the 2005 edition of the NDS code. The American Concrete Institute has published the Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures: ACI 530-08/ASCE 5-08/TMS 402-08, and this edition of the code has been adopted by the NCEES for their examinations. Chapter 6 of this book conforms to the 2008 edition of the ACI code.
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