Series: Oxford Quick Reference
Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 4, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.1 x 5.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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I got this dictionary for the PE Construction test; I used it a few times to look up definitions while I was studying and I could not find any of the words (about 7-10) . Considering this is a construction dictionary, I expected it to be more thorough. Nonetheless, I decided to take it to the test and I got an answer correct on the test thanks to it..All in all, this dictionary is lacking and needs work from the authors and publisher. Considering the price point, it may be a decent back up reference; but beware that you may not find what your are looking for when you really need it..
I'm a CIvil/Structural engineer and this book lacks a lot of terms that I look for in it.[Edit] It doesn't include "Rough Opening" and the definition of "Soffit" is not what is commonly accepted in the USA. It does include british definitions such as "rubbish" and "Royal Institute of British Architects.All in all, if you're not in the UK, this book is "rubbish".
This dictionary definitely helped me out when I could not remember or had never heard of a term on the PE Civil exam. Highly recommend taking it into the exam. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
I bought this for the PE exam (Civil, Transportation). I ended up looking up a few terms in this book during the exam. Some terms weren't in the book, but one question was asking for a definition and that term was in the book. I was glad to have the book on the exam. There are potentially more inclusive dictionaries out there, but for the price this is a good reference for the PE exam.
it is super helpful dictionary, explain some useful and confusing terms related to civil engineering.
Common terms used in engineering in design or analysis are absent from this book. Find another one.
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