STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Design Standards1
Taken from NCEES as of April 2012
These standards apply to the Vertical and Lateral components of the Structural Engineering exam.
AASHTO AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, 5th edition, 2010, American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials, Washington, DC. The 2010 interim is not required.
2009 IBC International Building Code, 2009 edition (without supplements), International Code Council, Falls Church, VA.
ASCE 7-05 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, 2005, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.
ACI 318-08 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, 2008, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI.
AISC 13th Steel Construction Manual, 13th edition, American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc., Chicago, IL.
AISC-Seismic Seismic Design Manual, 2nd printing (October 2006) or 3rd printing (March 2008), American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc., Chicago, IL.
AISI North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2007 edition, American Iron and Steel Institute, Washington, DC.
NDS-05 National Design Specification for Wood Construction ASD/LRFD, 2005 edition & National Design Specification Supplement, Design Values for Wood Construction, 2005 edition, American Forest & Paper Association, Washington, DC.
NDS-SDPWS Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic with Commentary, 2008 edition, American Forest & Paper Association, Washington, DC.
PCI PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete, 6th edition, 2004, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago, IL.
ACI 530 Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures (and related commentaries), 2008; The Masonry Society, Boulder, CO; American Concrete Institute, Detroit, MI; and Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.
1. Solutions to exam questions that reference a standard of practice are scored based on this list. Solutions based on other editions or standards will not receive credit. All questions use the US Customary System (USCS) of units.
2. Examinees will use only the Allowable Stress Design (ASD) method, except strength design Section 3.3.5 may be used for walls with out-of-plane loads.