Structural Depth Reference Manual
for the Civil PE Exam
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. The text is organized into six chapters, corresponding to the subject areas covered on the NCEES civil PE structural depth exam.