Sample Exam

Civil Engineering Construction PE Sample Exam

CE 1     Project Planning/Quantity Take-Off Methods:

In performing a quantity take-off estimate for a construction project, which of the following information resources is/are used in the estimate: I. Construction plans, II. Specifications, III. Square foot data, IV. Material and labor costs
CE 2     Means and Methods/Construction Loads:

A hoist used to transfer building materials to the roof of a project will remain on the roof after construction as part of a window washing system. The weight of the hoist should be calculated as a _________.
CE 3     Means and Methods/Temporary Structures and Facilities:

An 8” x 8” post is used temporarily to support a concrete slab weighing 2,500 lbs. Ignoring the weight of the post, what is the compression load transferred to the temporary footing?
CE 4     Soil Mechanics/Soil Consolidation:

When soils decrease in volume due to the application of a force (such as a new building foundation), this is known as Consolidation The applied force causes the soil particles to pack together tightly and therefore reduce in volume. Water that is saturated in soil will be squeezed out when the pressure is applied. Which of the following soil types will water take the longest to be squeezed out?
CE 5     Soil Mechanics/Slope Stability:

Slope stability is the resistance of __________ surfaces to failure by sliding or collapsing.
CE 6     Structural Mechanics/Dead and Live Loads:

A 6 x 6 wood beam with E = 1,500,000 psi and I = 76.255 in4 is subjected to a uniform snow load of 21 lbs/ft on a simple span of 15 feet. What is the maximum deflection?
CE 7     Structural Mechanics/Columns:

In calculating slenderness ratio, what is the radius of gyration of a 6” x 6” concrete column?
CE 8     Hydraulics and Hydrology/Stormwater Collection and Drainage (e.g., Culvert, Stormwater Inlets, Gutter Flow, Street Flow, Storm Sewer Pipes):

What is the average velocity in an open channel with a Gauckler–Manning coefficient of 1.3, a hydraulic radius of 5.5 ft, and a linear hydraulic head loss of 12 ft.
CE 9     Hydraulics and Hydrology/Energy and/or Continuity Equation (e.g., Bernoulli):

A 100’ long steel pipe (α = 6.33 x 10-6 in/in-°F) is observed changing length by 0.79”. What ∆T did the pipe experience?
CE 10     Materials/Concrete (e.g., Nonreinforced, Reinforced):

A test performed using an Abrams Cone is called a __________ test.

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Civil Engineering Construction PE Sample Exam

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Civil Engineering Construction PE Sample Exam


Civil Engineering Construction PE Sample Exam

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