# Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition

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Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Third Edition

by: Indranil Goswami

**Abstract:**The most complete, up-to-date civil engineering PE exam guide. Ace the civil engineering PE exam on the first try! Fully revised for compliance with the new PE Civil syllabus, new specifications, and the latest design standards, Civil Engineering PE All-in- One Exam Guide, Second Edition, covers all the material included on the Principles and Practice of Civil Engineering (PE Civil) exam, given by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Featuring more than 200 pages of new material, this edition includes a new chapter on highway pavement design. This authoritative volume is presented in the Breadth and Depth format of the actual exam and contains equations, diagrams, exam preparation strategies, and more than 150 end-of-chapter practice questions with solutions. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this detailed, comprehensive resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.

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## Table of Contents

**A.**ABOUT THE AUTHOR**B.**PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION**C.**PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION**D.**UNITS AND UNIT CONVERSIONS**101.**Strength of Materials**102.**Statically Determinate Structures**103.**Introduction to Indeterminate Structures**104.**Concrete Fundamentals**105.**Reinforced Concrete Beams**106.**Reinforced Concrete Slabs**107.**Reinforced Concrete Columns**108.**Prestressed Concrete**109.**Steel Tension Members**110.**Steel Compression Members**111.**Steel Beams—Design for Flexure**112.**Bolted and Welded Connections**113.**Bridge Design (AASHTO LRFD)**114.**Timber Design**115.**Masonry Design**201.**Phase Relationships for Soils**202.**Soil Sampling and Testing**203.**Soil Classification**204.**Vertical Stress Increase at Depth**205.**Flow through Porous Media**206.**Shallow Foundations**207.**Deep Foundations**208.**Retaining Walls**209.**Support of Excavation**210.**Slope Stability**211.**Seismic Topics in Geotechnical Engineering**212.**Earthwork**301.**Basic Fluid Mechanics**302.**Closed Conduit Hydraulics**303.**Open Channel Hydraulics**304.**Hydrology**305.**Water Supply Quantity and Quality**306.**Water and Wastewater Treatment**401.**Capacity Analysis**402.**Accident Analysis**403.**Sight Distance**404.**Highway Curves**405.**Superelevation**406.**Freeways**407.**Multilane Highways**408.**Two-Lane Highways**409.**Signalization Warrants**410.**Intersections**411.**Design of Highway Pavements**501.**Engineering Economics**502.**Probability and Statistics**503.**Project Scheduling**504.**Design Loads during Construction**505.**Scaffolding***506.**Formwork for Concrete**507.**Excavations***508.**Erosion Control**509.**Occupational Safety**A.**End-of-Chapter Practice Problems**B.**Solutions to End-of-Chapter Practice Problems

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**A.**ABOUT THE AUTHOR**B.**PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION**C.**PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION**D.**UNITS AND UNIT CONVERSIONS**101.**Strength of Materials- Sign Convention for Stresses
- Centroid of an Area by Integration
- Centroid of a Compound Area—Weighted Average
- Various Section Properties
- Bending Stress
- Combined Axial and Bending Stress
- Shear Stress Due to Transverse Load
- Shear Stress Due to Torsion—Circular Sections
- Shear Stress Due to Torsion—Rectangular Sections
- Shear Stress Due to Torsion—Thin-Walled Sections
- Stresses in Pressure Vessels
- Mohr's Circle: Normal (σ) and Shear Stress (τ) Combination
- Indeterminate Problems in Strength of Materials

**102.**Statically Determinate Structures- Vector
- Dot Product
- Cross Product
- Equivalent Force System
- Analysis of Trusses
- Truss Member Forces—Method of Joints
- Truss Member Forces—Method of Sections
- Identification of Zero-Force Members
- Truss Deflection—Method of Virtual Work
- Cables under Point Loads
- Cables under Uniformly Distributed Load
- Shear Force and Bending Moment
- Beam Deflection—the Elastic Curve
- Direct Integration Method
- Moment-Area Method
- Conjugate Beam Method
- Unit Load Method
- Beam Deflection Equations
- Influence Lines
- Shear at Midspan of Uniformly Loaded Beams
- Influence of a Series of Concentrated Loads
- Calculating Effect of Concentrated and Distributed Loads

**103.**Introduction to Indeterminate Structures- Stability and Determinacy
- Determinate versus Indeterminate Structures
- The General Force Method
- Force Method Illustration
- Castigliano's Method
- Castigliano's Method Applied to Trusses
- Castigliano's Method Applied to Beams
- Displacement Methods
- Moment-Distribution Method
- The Slope-Deflection Method
- Using Results from Moment-Distribution or Slope-Deflection Methods
- Fixed-End Moments

**104.**Concrete Fundamentals**105.**Reinforced Concrete Beams- General
- Design Moments at Critical Locations
- Cracked Section Characteristics
- ACI Limits on Flexural Reinforcement
- Spacing Guidelines
- Flexural Capacity of Singly Reinforced Concrete Beams
- Design Problems
- Doubly Reinforced Rectangular Section
- Singly Reinforced T-Beams
- Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams for Shear
- Shear at Midspan of Uniformly Loaded Beams
- Development Length of Reinforcement

**106.**Reinforced Concrete Slabs**107.**Reinforced Concrete Columns**108.**Prestressed Concrete**109.**Steel Tension Members**110.**Steel Compression Members**111.**Steel Beams—Design for Flexure- General Flexure Theory
- Progressive Increase of Flexural Stresses
- Elastic Section Modulus
- Plastic Section Modulus
- Design of Steel Beams—AISC Specifications
- Bending Coefficient Cb
- Beam Design Using Zx Tables
- Beam Design Using Charts
- Compactness Criteria
- Flexural Strength of Noncompact Sections
- Design for Shear
- Floor Framing Systems
- Composite Construction

**112.**Bolted and Welded Connections**113.**Bridge Design (AASHTO LRFD)- Design Philosophy—LRFD
- LRFD Load Combinations
- Deflection Limits
- Minimum Depth of Superstructure
- Multiple Presence of Live Load
- Vehicular Live Load
- Pedestrian Loads
- Dynamic Load Allowance
- Wind on Superstructure (W)
- Wind on Live Load (Wl)
- Design of Deck Cantilever and Railings
- Deck Design
- Bending Moment in Slab
- Concrete Design
- Distribution of Wheel Loads to Girders
- Effective Width of Flange
- Deflections

**114.**Timber Design**115.**Masonry Design**201.**Phase Relationships for Soils**202.**Soil Sampling and Testing- Guidelines for Subsurface Sampling
- Interpretation of Boring Logs
- Soil Sampling Techniques
- Rock Quality Designation
- Unconfined Compression Strength of Rock
- Effective Stress
- Soil Consistency
- Atterberg Limit Tests
- Standard Penetration Test
- Correlation between N Value and Bearing Capacity
- Relative Density
- Cone Penetrometer Test (CPT)
- Vane Shear Test
- Direct Shear Test
- Unconfined Compression Test
- Compaction
- Standard Proctor Test
- Compaction Effort
- Field Monitoring of Compaction
- Triaxial Test Fundamentals
- Relevance of Various Types of Triaxial Tests
- Consolidation
- Consolidation Settlement (Primary)
- Consolidation Rate
- Settlement from Secondary Consolidation
- Effect of Sample Disturbance
- California Bearing Ratio Test
- Hveem Stabilometer Test
- Shear Strength by Direct Methods
- Deformation Moduli
- Permeability Tests
- In-Place Density

**203.**Soil Classification- Sieve Sizes
- USDA Textural Classification of Soils
- Particle Size Distribution Curves
- Hydrometer Analysis
- Unified Soil Classification System (USCS)
- AASHTO Soil Classification
- Less Than or Equal to 35% Passing No. 200 Sieve—Predominantly Granular
- More Than 35% Passing No. 200 Sieve—Predominantly Fine Grained
- Group Index (GI)

**204.**Vertical Stress Increase at Depth- Approximate Methods
- Boussinesq Model for Stress under Uniformly Loaded Area
- Newmark's Chart for Graphical Solution of Boussinesq's Equation
- Stress Increase Due to a Point Load
- Stress Increase Due to a Line Load
- Stress Increase Due to a Strip Load
- Stress Increase Due to Uniformly Loaded Circular Footing
- Load on Buried Pipes
- Deflection of Flexible Pipes
- Modified Iowa Equation
- Minimum Burial Depth
- Loads on Rigid Pipes
- Indirect Design Method
- Load Factor
- Direct Design Method

**205.**Flow through Porous Media- Groundwater Distribution
- Darcy's Law for Seepage
- Hydraulic Conductivity
- Laboratory Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity
- Equivalent Hydraulic Conductivity (Layered Soils)
- Field Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity
- Flow Nets
- Calculation of Seepage Flow from Flow Nets
- Anisotropic Soils
- Uplift Pressure under Hydraulic Structures
- Expansive Soils
- Gravity Dams
- Aquifers
- Unsteady Well Hydraulics—Theis Method
- Groundwater Dewatering

**206.**Shallow Foundations- Shallow Foundations
- General
- Ultimate Bearing Capacity
- Shape Correction Factors
- Depth Correction Factors
- Load Inclination Correction Factors
- Factor of Safety for Bearing Capacity
- Local Shear Failure
- Dynamic Loads
- Allowable Bearing Pressure in Sand Based on Settlement
- Effect of Water Table on Bearing Capacity
- Coefficient of Subgrade Reaction
- Combined Footing
- Combined Footing—Design
- Mat Foundations
- Differential Settlement of Mats
- Compensated Foundations
- Strap Footing—Design
- Eccentric Load on a Shallow Footing
- Shear in Footings—One-Way and Two-Way Shear
- Elastic Settlement under Shallow Foundations
- Settlement of Granular Soils—Schmertmann and Hartman

**207.**Deep Foundations- Deep Foundations
- Site Conditions
- Pile Types
- Pile Classification
- Point Bearing Capacity
- Side Friction Capacity
- Skin Friction Coefficient
- Capacity of Pile Groups
- Special Consideration for Steel H-Section Piles
- Pile Groups Subject to Overturning Moment
- Batter Piles
- Laterally Loaded Long Piles
- Pullout Resistance
- Negative Skin Friction
- Settlement of Piles
- Elastic Settlement of Pile Groups
- Consolidation Settlement of Pile Groups
- Pile-Driving Formula

**208.**Retaining Walls- Lateral Earth Pressure
- Wall Movement Necessary to Develop Lateral Pressures
- Stability and Strength Checks
- Active Earth Pressure
- Passive Earth Pressure
- Rankine's Theory for Earth Pressure
- Suitability Number
- Steps for Evaluating Stability of a Retaining Wall
- Retaining Wall with Key
- Horizontal Pressure on Retaining Walls Due to Surface Loads
- Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) Walls

**209.**Support of Excavation**210.**Slope Stability- Modes of Slope Failure
- Causes of Slope Failure
- Total versus Effective Stress Analysis
- Stability of Infinite Slopes (No Seepage)
- Stability of Infinite Slopes (with Seepage)
- Stability of Finite Slopes
- Stability of Finite Slope in Clay (Taylor)*
- Slope Stabilization Methods
- Recommended Safety Factors
- Slope Protection

**211.**Seismic Topics in Geotechnical Engineering**212.**Earthwork**301.**Basic Fluid Mechanics**302.**Closed Conduit Hydraulics- General
- Darcy-Weisbach Equation
- Hazen-Williams Equation
- Minor Losses
- Pipe Networks
- Two-Node Network
- Flow Measurement Devices
- Pumps
- Pump Affinity Laws
- Improving Pipeline Efficiency
- System Curve
- Pump Curves
- Pumps in Series
- Pumps in Parallel
- Cavitation
- Cavitation Index
- Water Hammer (Surge)
- Variation of Atmospheric Pressure with Elevation

**303.**Open Channel Hydraulics- Fundamentals
- Velocity in Open Channels
- Hydraulic Parameters of Straight-Sided Open Channels
- Hydraulic Parameters of Circular Open Channels
- Friction Loss in Open Channels
- Rectangular Open Channels
- Alternate Depths
- Effect of Variations in the Channel Floor
- Momentum in Open Channels
- Most Efficient Channel Section
- Normal Depth of Flow in Circular Open Channels
- Normal Depth of Flow in Channels with Straight Sides
- Critical Depth of Flow in Open Channels
- Critical Depth in Circular Conduits
- Critical Depth in Straight-Sided Channels
- Occurrence of Critical Depth in Open Channels
- Open Channels Having Compound Cross Sections
- Flow in Gutters and Swales
- Flow Measurement with Weirs
- Gradually Varied Flow in Open Channels
- Classification of Surface Profiles
- Hydraulic Jump
- Conservation of Momentum—Nonrectangular Open Channel
- Shear Stress on Channel Bed
- Flow in Culverts

**304.**Hydrology- Hydrologic Balance
- Precipitation
- Rainfall Intensity
- Recorded Precipitation Data
- Intensity-Duration-Frequency Curves
- Time of Concentration
- Rainfall Distribution by Storm Type
- Hydrograph Separation
- Unit Hydrograph
- NRCS Synthetic Unit Hydrograph
- Hydrograph Synthesis
- Runoff Estimation by NRCS Curve Number
- Peak Discharge
- Rational Method for Predicting Runoff
- Modified Rational Method
- Reservoir Sizing Using the Rippl Diagram

**305.**Water Supply Quantity and Quality- Determination of Needed Fire Flow
- National Primary Drinking Water Standards (EPA)
- National Secondary Drinking Water Standards (EPA)
- Dissolved Oxygen in Water
- Saturated Dissolved Oxygen
- Biochemical Oxygen Demand
- Temperature Dependence of BOD Rate Constant
- Standard BOD Test
- Seeded BOD Test
- Carbonaceous versus Nitrogenous Oxygen Demand
- Limitations of the BOD Test
- Chemical Oxygen Demand
- Total Organic Carbon
- Dilution Purification of Wastewater Streams
- Streeter-Phelps Equations
- Hardness in Water
- Hardness Removal
- pH and pOH
- Calculation of pH for Weak and Strong Acids
- Equilibrium Constant, Dissociation, and pH
- Alkalinity
- Analysis of Solids Data
- Toxicity

**306.**Water and Wastewater Treatment- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
- Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4)
- Water Quality–Based Effluent Limits (WQBEL)
- Wastewater Flow Rates for Various Sources
- Municipal Wastewater Treatment
- Reactors Used for Wastewater Treatment
- Reaction Kinetics and Reactor Hydraulics
- PHYSICAL UNIT OPERATIONS IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT
- Screening
- Settling of Particles
- Settling Column Data—Analysis
- Grit Removal
- Primary Sedimentation Tanks
- Absorption versus Adsorption
- CHEMICAL PROCESSES FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT
- Coagulation
- Chemical Neutralization
- Disinfection
- Log Inactivation
- BIOLOGICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT
- Bacterial Biochemistry
- Aerobic versus Anaerobic Biological Treatment
- Population Growth of Bacteria
- Hydraulic Detention Time
- Indicator Organisms
- Identification, Isolation, and Enumeration of Bacteria
- Activated Sludge Process
- Mass Balance for a Closed System Boundary
- Sludge Bulking
- Completely Mixed Aerated Lagoons
- Rotating Biological Contactors
- Trickling Filters
- Biological Nitrification and Denitrification

**401.**Capacity Analysis**402.**Accident Analysis**403.**Sight Distance**404.**Highway Curves**405.**Superelevation**406.**Freeways**407.**Multilane Highways**408.**Two-Lane Highways**409.**Signalization Warrants- Warrant 1—Eight-Hour Vehicular Volume
- Warrant 2—Four-Hour Vehicular Volume
- Warrant 3—Peak Hour Volume
- Warrant 4—Pedestrian Volume
- Warrant 5—School Crossing
- Warrant 6—Coordinated Signal System
- Warrant 7—Crash Experience
- Warrant 8—Roadway Network
- Warrant 9—Signalization of an Intersection Near a Grade Crossing

**410.**Intersections- General
- Level of Service
- Sight Distance at Intersections
- Critical Gap
- Criteria for Installing Multiway Stop Control (MUTCD)
- Geometric Characteristics of Intersections
- Capacity and Level of Service at Signalized Intersections
- Critical Lane Volumes at an Intersection
- Length of Storage Bay in a Dedicated Left Turn Lane
- Change and Clearance Intervals at an Intersection
- Effective Green Time
- Saturation Flow Rate
- Capacity of a Lane Group
- Optimal Signal Cycle Length—Webster's Theory
- Time-Space Diagram
- Level of Service for Pedestrians
- Pedestrians at Signalized Intersections
- Effective Walkway Width
- Minimum Green Time for Pedestrians
- Highway Interchanges

**411.**Design of Highway Pavements**501.**Engineering Economics- Types of Cash Flow
- The Year-End Accounting Convention
- Nonannual Compounding
- Engineering Economics Factors
- Present Worth
- Principal in a Sinking Fund
- Nonannual Compounding
- Capitalized Cost
- Equivalent Uniform Annual Cost
- Depreciation
- Straight Line Method
- Declining Balance Method
- Sum of Years Digits Method
- Units of Production Method
- Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System
- Tax Issues
- Bonds
- Break-Even Analysis
- Benefit-Cost Analysis

**502.**Probability and Statistics**503.**Project Scheduling**504.**Design Loads during Construction**505.**Scaffolding*- Definitions
- Capacity of Scaffold Components
- Required Width of Scaffold Platforms
- Allowable Span and Overhang Specifications for Platforms
- Criteria for Supported Scaffolds
- Criteria for Suspension Scaffolds
- Access
- Ramps and Walkways
- Clearance between Scaffolds and Power Lines
- Fall Protection
- Protection from Falling Objects
- Specifications for Guardrails
- Examples of Scaffolds

**506.**Formwork for Concrete**507.**Excavations***508.**Erosion Control- General
- Storm Water Discharge Permits
- Pollution Prevention Plan
- Storm Water Management
- Energy Dissipaters
- Natural Methods of Erosion Control
- Structural Methods of Erosion Control
- Bale Ditch Check
- Triangular Silt Dikes
- Silt Fence Ditch Check
- Rock Ditch Checks
- Bale Slope Barriers
- Silt Fence Slope Barriers
- Drop Inlets

**509.**Occupational Safety**A.**End-of-Chapter Practice Problems- Chapter 101: Strength of Materials
- Chapter 102: Statically Determinate Structures
- Chapter 103: Introduction to Indeterminate Structures
- Chapter 104: Concrete Fundamentals
- Chapter 105: Reinforced Concrete Beams
- Chapter 106: Reinforced Concrete Slabs
- Chapter 107: Reinforced Concrete Columns
- Chapter 108: Prestressed Concrete
- Chapter 109: Steel Tension Members
- Chapter 110: Steel Compression Members
- Chapter 111: Steel Beams—Design for Flexure
- Chapter 112: Bolted and Welded Connections
- Chapter 113: Bridge Design—AASHTO LRFD
- Chapter 114: Timber Design
- Chapter 115: Masonry Design
- Chapter 201: Phase Relationships for Soils
- Chapter 202: Soil Sampling and Testing
- Chapter 203: Soil Classification
- Chapter 204: Vertical Stress Increase at Depth
- Chapter 205: Flow through Porous Media
- Chapter 206: Shallow Foundations
- Chapter 207: Deep Foundations
- Chapter 208: Retaining Walls
- Chapter 209: Support of Excavation
- Chapter 210: Slope Stability
- Chapter 211: Seismic Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
- Chapter 212: Earthwork
- Chapter 301: Basic Fluid Mechanics
- Chapter 302: Closed Conduit Hydraulics
- Chapter 303: Open Channel Hydraulics
- Chapter 304: Hydrology
- Chapter 305: Water Supply Quantity and Quality
- Chapter 306: Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Chapter 401: Capacity Analysis
- Chapter 402: Accident Analysis
- Chapter 403: Sight Distance
- Chapter 404: Highway Curves
- Chapter 405: Superelevation
- Chapter 406: Freeways
- Chapter 407: Multilane Highways
- Chapter 408: Two-Lane Highways
- Chapter 409: Signalization Warrants
- Chapter 410: Intersections
- Chapter 411: Pavement Design
- Chapter 501: Engineering Economics
- Chapter 502: Probability and Statistics
- Chapter 503: Project Scheduling
- Chapter 504: Design Loads during Construction
- Chapter 505: Scaffolding
- Chapter 506: Formwork for Concrete
- Chapter 507: Excavations
- Chapter 508: Erosion Control
- Chapter 509: Occupational Safety

**B.**Solutions to End-of-Chapter Practice Problems- Chapter 101: Strength of Materials
- Chapter 102: Statically Determinate Structures
- Chapter 103: Introduction to Indeterminate Structures
- Chapter 104: Concrete Fundamentals
- Chapter 105: Reinforced Concrete Beams
- Chapter 106: Reinforced Concrete Slabs
- Chapter 107: Reinforced Concrete Columns
- Chapter 108: Prestressed Concrete
- Chapter 109: Steel Tension Members
- Chapter 110: Steel Compression Members
- Chapter 111: Steel Beams—Design for Flexure
- Chapter 112: Bolted and Welded Connections
- Chapter 113: Bridge Design—AASHTO LRFD
- Chapter 114: Timber Design
- Chapter 115: Masonry Design
- Chapter 201: Phase Relationships for Soils
- Chapter 202: Soil Sampling and Testing
- Chapter 203: Soil Classification
- Chapter 204: Vertical Stress Increase at Depth
- Chapter 205: Flow through Porous Media
- Chapter 206: Shallow Foundations
- Chapter 207: Deep Foundations
- Chapter 208: Retaining Walls
- Chapter 209: Support of Excavation
- Chapter 210: Slope Stability
- Chapter 211: Seismic Topics in Geotechnical Engineering
- Chapter 212: Earthwork
- Chapter 301: Basic Fluid Mechanics
- Chapter 302: Closed Conduit Hydraulics
- Chapter 303: Open Channel Hydraulics
- Chapter 304: Hydrology
- Chapter 305: Water Supply Quantity and Quality
- Chapter 306: Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Chapter 401: Capacity Analysis
- Chapter 402: Accident Analysis
- Chapter 403: Sight Distance
- Chapter 404: Highway Curves
- Chapter 405: Superelevation
- Chapter 406: Freeways
- Chapter 407: Multilane Highways
- Chapter 408: Two-Lane Highways
- Chapter 409: Signalization Warrants
- Chapter 410: Intersections
- Chapter 411: Pavement Design
- Chapter 501: Engineering Economics
- Chapter 502: Probability and Statistics
- Chapter 503: Project Scheduling
- Chapter 504: Design Loads during Construction
- Chapter 505: Scaffolding
- Chapter 506: Formwork for Concrete
- Chapter 507: Excavations
- Chapter 508: Erosion Control
- Chapter 509: Occupational Safety

**Book Details**

**Title: **Civil Engineering All-In-One PE Exam Guide: Breadth and Depth, Second Edition

**Publisher: **McGraw-Hill: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, San Juan, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

**Copyright / Pub. Date: **2012 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

**ISBN: **9780071787727

**Authors:****Indranil Goswami**
has a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. During the past 14 years, he has taught and conducted research at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Dr. Goswami is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland and he has served as the president of the Baltimore Chapter of the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers. Dr. Goswami taught PE (CIVIL) Review and FE Review courses in Baltimore from 2001—2006. In 1998, he was nominated for the Bliss Medal for Academic Excellence by the Society of American Military Engineers and in 2003, received the Educator of the Year Award from the Maryland Society of Professional Engineers.

**Description: **
The most complete, up-to-date civil engineering PE exam guide. Ace the civil engineering PE exam on the first try! Fully revised for compliance with the new PE Civil syllabus, new specifications, and the latest design standards, Civil Engineering PE All-in- One Exam Guide, Second Edition, covers all the material included on the Principles and Practice of Civil Engineering (PE Civil) exam, given by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Featuring more than 200 pages of new material, this edition includes a new chapter on highway pavement design. This authoritative volume is presented in the Breadth and Depth format of the actual exam and contains equations, diagrams, exam preparation strategies, and more than 150 end-of-chapter practice questions with solutions. Designed to help you pass the exam with ease, this detailed, comprehensive resource also serves as an essential on-the-job reference.