PPI PE Structural 16-Hour Practice Exam for Buildings
Author: Joseph H. Schuster
Edition: 6th



How PPI PE Structural 16 Hour Practice Exam for Buildings can Help You?

NCEES PE SE exam takes 16 hours(8 hours for vertical forces and 8 hours for lateral forces) to complete divided in to two successive days. On day 1 you have to encounter morning breadth vertical forces and evening depth vertical forces whereas on day 2 you will face morning breadth later forces and evening depth lateral forces. There are many practice exam books but a very of them includes all of the necessary practice exam for 16 hour long two days questions.

PE SE exam is the toughest of all of the PE exam and hence requires extensive planning and study to pass. The pass rate varies every year and sometimes the pass rate goes below the average pass rate for the PE exam.

PPI PE Structural 16 Hour Practice Exam for Buildings designed keeping in mind that practice is the key to pass. Thus this books provides you the problems that might appear in the SE exam and hence improve your problem solving skills. Moreover, the extensive colored text helps you to understand which parts of the solution are mostly needed to obtain full credit.

 Strengths of PPI PE Structural 16-Hour Practice Exam for Buildings-7th edition

  • Follows the NCEES SE Exam specifications fully. Newly published and hence you need not to worry following older codes and specifications.
  • The problems presented are realistic and not too hard to solve as in the SE Exam.
  • Multiple choice breadth exam problems are divided as per NCEES format, means you will have 40 MCQ type SE exam problems for the vertical forces and 40 MCQ type SE exam problems for lateral forces.
  •  Two sets of four- essay type depth problems are consistent with the actual SE exam specifications and difficulty level.
  • Multiple choice problems are so selected that can be solved within the six minute.
  • Essay type problem can be solved within one hour i.e. four essay type problems can be solved in four hours.
  • The solutions to the problems are exact and not filled up with too many unnecessary information. Rather than, the most important information that should be on the exam script for full credit are presented in blue text. So, you can easily understand what type of information you should put in the exam script. Whereas the supplementary information are presented in black text.

References Used

  • AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications (AASHTO) 8th Ed. 
  • Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures (TMS 402/602) 2016 Ed. 
  • Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318) 2014 Ed.
  • International Building Code (IBC) 2018 Ed
  • Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI7) 2016 Ed.
  • National Design Specification for Wood Construction ASD/LRFD and National Design Specification Supplement, Design Values for Wood Construction (NDS) 2018 Ed. 
  • Seismic Design Manual (AISC 327) 3rd Ed. 
  • Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic with Commentary (SDPWS) 2015 Ed. 
  • Steel Construction Manual (AISC 325) 15th Ed.

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