FEATURED TESTIMONIAL – Saves Tons of Time and Energy

“I passed the PE exam! The extended review course clearly guided me through my entire exam preparation, saves tons of time and energy. The instructions complement some of unfamiliar topics in my engineering background. All topics and problems mentioned in the review course are well designed towards passing the actual exam. Thank you all!”
– Shawn Li, PE, Stine Research Center, Newark, Delaware.

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Pressurized Injection Grouting in Fine-Grained Sands

Pressurized injection grouting can be an effective way of increasing strength and decreasing permeability of loose coarse grained soils. Grouting is typically performed using a TAM (tube-a-manchette) where a small diameter pipe is inserted into the ground and grout is pumped through the pipe, which flows out of small diameter holes in the pipe. A 1-way membrane of sorts is used to prevent grout from flowing back into the TAM pipe. This can be used for stabilizing and preventing water inflow for tunnels constructed in loose soils, and for underpinning or stabilization of existing foundations in loose soils.
 
A recent LinkedIn article explains how recent advancements in TAM pipe grouting allows for pressure grouting in even fine grained sands, which improves the range of subsurface conditions in which this ground improvement method can be applied. – Mike Batten, DTC Civil Geotechnical Instructor

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One Extraordinary Idea – Ten Extraordinary Years – The Best Is Yet to Come…

It has been an extraordinary 10 years here at Dr. Tom’s Classroom, and we are grateful to our participants for allowing us to be part of their journeys to achieve the extraordinary by becoming PEs. Their success is what keeps us going, and we truly appreciate the many kind words and thanks that we have received from our participants. When we were looking for a way to celebrate 10 years of Dr. Tom’s Classroom, we decided the best way would be to help more people achieve that goal by offering lower prices and longer access to our Mechanical and Civil PE Exam Review courses. It’s our way of saying thank you for choosing us to help you prepare for the exam!

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Perseverance Can Pay Off!

While there are plenty of people who pass the PE Exam on the first try, there are are quite a few who don’t. We have lots of folks who come to DTC after trying to study on their own or taking review courses from other sources, and we have helped many of them pass on their second, third, and, in one case, their eighth try! So don’t give up! With a dedicated effort on your part and our tried and true review method, you can succeed!

“With DTC’s help I finally passed the Civil PE exam after several previous attempts! The organization of the course material helped me out tremendously.”
– PE, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (WRE)

“On my first attempt at the PE exam I gathered all the recommended materials I could find, established a system and devoted 260 hours to studying. I failed. Too much of my self directed study time was spent studying high challenge low probability material or material that wouldn’t even be on my depth portion or the exam at all. Dr. Tom provided strategy, guidance and clarity on what to expect on the exam as well as well organized high quality review material and videos.”
Brad Townsend, P.E., MAJ USA

I had taken a different review course previously, but didn’t pass. I was unsure if another review course would help. I liked Dr. Tom’s course because he provided test taking tips specific to the P.E. exam. This was key for me.”
– John Kilgore, PE, Mantech, Huntsville, AL

“As a repeat exam taker, I felt like I was prepared the first time I took the exam, but very inefficient. With the Dr. Tom Method on the second, I had 75-80% of the necessary formulas, conversions, and charts/graphs right in front of me. I also understood the importance of not dwelling on any one single problem for too long, which also hurt me in the first attempt. I passed on the second attempt. Thanks to Dr. Tom and his staff for helping me achieve this career and personal goal.”
– Phillip Scrimpshire, Thompson’s Welding Services, Hamilton, MS

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FEATURED FREE CIVIL VIDEO – NCEES Civil AM Practice Exam Problem 120 – Water Resources & Env.: Stormwater Runoff

Enjoy one of the most popular videos on the DTC YouTube Channel, with over 5,700 views!

Problem 120 in the NCEES Civil Practice Exam for Water Resources & Environmental is like many on the exam; it gives you some extraneous information. You have to be careful to read the problem and use the correct depth of flow.

It’s a two-part problem where you begin by using the Manning equation for flow rate to determine the flow rate in the channel, then use that rate to determine the time to discharge the given runoff volume. Try it on your own and watch your units! Then enjoy the video. – Beth Sciaudone – DTC Civil Water Resources & Environmental Instructor

Beth’s Solution to NCEES Civil AM Practice Exam Problem 120 – Water Resources & Env.: Stormwater Runoff

DTC recommends that anyone taking the PE Exam purchase the NCEES Practice Exam for the exam they are taking. It is an essential exam review resource. https://account.ncees.org/exam-prep/

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Unfold Your Way onto the Water

One of the most popular outdoor activities is kayaking. Kayaks are so personal and enjoyable to scoot around on the water. The less enjoyable part is getting them to the water. As small as they are, the size, shape and weight of kayaks make them a challenge to transport to many waterways that folks would like to kayak. 

In a recent ASME article, I learned that Anton Willis, founder of Oru Kayak in Emeryville, California, has drawn on the art of origami to design a folding kayak. He got his inspiration from Robert Lang, one of the gurus in using origami in all sorts of innovative ways. A current version, called the Inlet, weighs only 20 pounds, and looks quite easy to assemble. The instructions are just one picture, replacing a 13 minute video for his original designs. I’m sure an avid kayaker has a long list of places they would like to kayak, and now more of those places are within reach. – Dr. Tom

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FEATURED TESTIMONIAL – Extensive, Intensive, and Organized Plan

“Dr. Tom’s review program may not be the only reason I passed the PE Exam, but it was instrumental.

I am the kind of person that requires a plan. Dr. Tom’s plan is extensive, intensive, and organized. The online lectures are perfect for the professional that must do his/her best to put the hours in during their “free time.”  If you invest the time (3hr/day 5-6days/week), you will be fine.

The cost of the program is well worth it. The materials that you will build during the course of study would not (could not) be put together this well on your own without significant experience with the exams. Thanks, Dr. Tom and team!”
– M. Motes, PE, Blythewood, SC

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CA Debuts Early Warning of Earthquakes

Earthquakes are far scarier to me than hurricanes, because at least we see the hurricanes coming these days due to radar and satellite technology! Every time I am on the west coast I feel a little uneasy, although I’ve yet to experience a quake.

I just learned that California has launched the nation’s first Earthquake Early Warning System, which transmits warnings to residents via a smartphone app and wireless emergency alerts. While they don’t promise to provide hurricane-type advance warning, organizers say that even a few seconds will allow people to take cover and could halve the number of injuries. I know I’m going to keep my phone on me at all times when I head west! – Beth Sciaudone, DTC Civil Water Resources & Environmental Instructor

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Mechanical Engineers. Change Is Here. DTC Has a Plan!

Change is indeed here in the form of the CBT format Mechanical PE Exam. The CBT format is very different from the traditional pencil-and-paper format. You will not be able to prepare and bring any references with you into the exam. The only reference you are allowed will be provided on the computer screen. To learn more about the CBT exam experience, check Dr. Tom’s Change Is Here article.

Such a different exam experience requires a completely new approach to your exam preparation. With the same care we put into developing our original courses, DTC has been developing our CBT Mechanical Exam Reviews to specifically prepare you to be successful with the CBT exam experience.

We are also offering 12-Month Access to our new reviews in a special Introductory PAY-AS-YOU-GO Option that allows you to purchase the course in 7 modules that each cost $100, making your total cost for the course only $700!

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PE EXAM TIP – Have Only One Way to Work a Problem

There is a wealth of information out there on how to solve PE Exam problems. For any given class of problems, you can find many solution approaches. You may have even thought of additional, and quite valid, approaches on your own. However, seeking out a number of approaches has a troublesome downside. All you need is one right way to work a problem, but which one to use? You don’t want to make this decision during the exam; that can use up valuable time. You need to make that decision now, and commit to the solution you are going to use.

You are free to choose any solution you like, but in our PE Exam Reviews, we have worked to select the most direct and teachable solution approach for a class of problems, using an approach for each class of problems that is consistent and repeatable – “The Dr. Tom Method.” The feedback we have received from past participants is that it really does pay off for them on the exam. – Dr. Tom

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