Civil Engineering Examinations Reference List

General References

The Professional Engineers Act (Business and Professions Code Sections 6700-6799)
The Board Rules (Title 16, California Code of Regulations sections 400-476)

Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers
5th Edition, 2003
Edited by F.S. Merritt
McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York

Subdivision Map Act, 2015
Subdivision Map Act, Sections 66410 - 66499.58 of the Government Code
Available online from the Legislative Counsel's web site.
Available for purchase from:
ACEC-CA (American Council of Engineering Companies - California)
1303 J Street, Suite 450
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-7991
CLSA - California Land Surveyors Association
2520 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 150, Sacramento, CA 95833
Tel.: (916) 239-4083 – Fax: (916) 924-7323

10th Edition, 1997
F. H. Moffitt and J. Bossler
Prentice Hall

Surveying: Theory and Practice
7th Edition, 1998
Davis, Foote, Anderson and Mikhail
McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York

Surveying with Construction Applications
6th Edition, 2006
Barry F. Kavanagh
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms
American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

Handbook of Civil Engineering Calculations
Second Edition, 2007
Tyler Hicks (Author)
McGraw Hill Inc.

Civil Engineering Formulas
Second Edition, 2010
Tyler Hicks (Author)
McGraw Hill Inc.

The Civil Engineering Handbook, New Directions in Civil Engineering
Second Edition, 2003
W.F. Chen (Editor), J.Y. Richard Liew (Editor)
CRC Press, LLC


2016 California Building Code (CBC)
California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2, Volume 2 of 2
Based on the 2015 International Building Code (IBC)

International Code Council (ICC)
Western Regional Office (LA) Bookstore
3060 Saturn Street, Suite 100
Brea, California 92821
888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233)

If you currently have the 2015 International Building Code (IBC), you may use that in lieu of purchasing the 2016 CBC because the two codes contain the same material and the same section numbers with respect to the determining earthquake loads.
Both the CBC and the IBC refer to the ASCE 7-10 for the determination of earthquake loads.

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures
American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE/SEI 7-10, Third Printing

Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic

Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures
TMS 402-11/ACI 530-13/ASCE 5-13
TMS 602-11/ACI 530.1-13/ASCE 6-13

ATC-20 Procedures for Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings and ATC-20-1 Field Manual:
Postearthquake Safety Evaluation of Buildings, 2nd Edition
Applied Technology Council
201 Redwood Shores Parkway, Suite 240
Redwood City, California 94065
(650) 595-1542

Design of Wood Structures ASD/LRFD
7th Edition, 2014
Donald E. Breyer, Kenneth J. Fridley, Kelly E. Cobeen
McGraw-Hill, Inc. New