Paperback: 250 pages
Publisher: Professional Publications, Inc. (September 22, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 11 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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I'm doing some construction problems right now and already their example solution has a mistake. I kept reworking the problem over and over because I came up with an answer that doesn't match theirs. So I looked at their solution process, added up THEIR numbers, and came out with MY answer... someone somewhere had punched in an extra $1950 into his calculator. What's worse is that the answers to the subsequent problems is hinged on this one. When you charge $100+ for as thin a book as this, at least spend some time to check your material.
book uses at least 3 out of date references. I am probably going to return it to and get my $162 back if anyone knows of a good reference for the PM transportation section reply to me
I bought this book to study for the Civil PE Transportation section, but in only a few days of studying have found mistakes ranging from addition errors in the sample problems (they give an equation and an incorrect answer) to incorrect decimal point locations in a table from AASHTO. The book even commits the civil engineer's cardinal sin of using the words concrete and cement interchangeably. I am trying to get my money back from PPI because the book is not trustworthy for something as important as the PE exam.On the flip side, 's service was great. I think it actually came the day after I ordered it.
Total waste of money. I also wasted study time trying to use this book. There are no shortcuts. For any question there was only a small chance that it could be found in this book. If you try to use it you will just end up having to go back to the original reference most times. At that point you have wasted time looking for the formula twice.Use the money and time that you would have spent On this book for the references listed on the test outline.
This book has some good information however it is based old versions of many of the manuals that are referenced in it. For example the HCM 2010 is not used it uses the older version (2000) so a lot of the fact are not correct as the 2010 HCM update totally changed the book. It still provided some good practice problems but was not use full as a reference manual.
This reference manual is well-written and well-organized. The index is better than most similar reference materials. This reference manual largely replaced a number of other resource books for the PE Exam.
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