Concrete Design for the Civil PE and Structural SE Exams
I have written this book primarily for engineers who are studying to take the NCEES 16-hr structural engineering (SE) exam or the structural depth section of the NCEES civil Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam. The civil PE and SE exams—even the breadth section of the civil PE exam—often contain structural questions that go beyond the basics.
This book provides a more thorough review for those who want to be prepared for all questions in concrete design. It is also suitable as a reference for students taking introductory
courses in reinforced or prestressed concrete.
Each chapter in this book treats a different topic. If
you only want to brush up on a few specific subjects,
you may want to study only those particular chapters.
However, later chapters frequently build on concepts
and information that have been set out in earlier chapters,
and the book is most easily studied by reading the
chapters in order.
The civil PE and SE exams are open book, so it is a
very good idea as you study to mark pages in both ACI
318 and this book that contain important information,
such as tables, graphs, and commonly used equations,
for quick reference during the exam. (Some states don’t
allow removable tabs in books brought into the exam.
Check with your state board, or use permanent tabs.)
Become as familiar as possible with this book and with
ACI 318. Remember that preparation and organization
are as important to passing the PE and SE exams as