# PE CIVIL BREADTH – Project Planning - Assignments - El Antary

```NCEES Principles and Practice of Engineering Examination
PE CIVIL BREADTH – Project Planning
Assignments
Week 1 – Part 1
EMT Education & Training Team
Team Leader: Ahmed El Antary, MSPM, PMC
Doctorate Learner
Chairman of Education and Training Committee
Egyptian Engineers Association in Saudi Arabia
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Project Planning
Agenda
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Number of Questions: 4
Project Planning Exam Subjects:
A. Quantity take-off methods
B. Cost estimating
C. Project schedules
D. Activity identification and sequencing
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Quantity take-off methods – Practice Problem 1
 Find the quantity of standard size bricks(8 in x 3.75 in x 2.25 in) you
should have delivered to your project if the following conditions are
given:
- Wall is 8 ft high, 14 ft wide
- two opening, one 48 in x 72 in, one 32 in x 48 in
- Mortar joints are .5in thick
- 2 rows are required
- Allow for 3% brick waste
(A) 1275
(B) 953
(C) 477
(D) 982
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Cost estimating – Practice Problem 2
A contractor need to backfill and compact a trench that has the
dimensions that are 150 x 50 x 1.5 ft. The contractor is going to use a
dump truck that can carry 12 CY, and travels at an average speed of
40 mph. The borrow pit is located 45 miles from the construction site.
The truck driver makes \$50/hr and works 8 hours per day. Loading
time for the truck is 30 minutes and unloading time is 5 minutes. The
contractor has to rent the truck at \$500 per day. The cost of soil is
\$20 per CY bank volume basis. The soil has a swell factor of 18% and
shrinkage factor of 15%. What is the cost of backfilling the trench.
(A) \$25,750
(B) \$35,250
(C) \$41,320
(D) \$48,670
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Project schedules – Practice Problem 3
 You are an Engineer of a construction project. The project
current Earn Value, EV of \$25,000, Plan Value, PV of \$22,000,
and Actual Cost, AC of \$20,000 at the present time of the
project. Which of the following statements is correct?
(A) The project is ahead of schedule and within its budget.
(B) The project is behind schedule and within its budget.
(C) The project is ahead of schedule and over its budget.
(D) The project is behind schedule and over its budget.
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Activity identification and sequencing
Practice Problem 4
 For a building under construction, the requirement of
curing a newly poured foundation before starting
construction of the next phase, is an example of which of
the following types of lag?
(A) Start to Start
(B) Start to Finish
(C) Finish to Finish
(D) Finish to Start
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References & Resources
 National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
(NCEES). https://ncees.org/
 The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and
Surveying (NCEES). FE Reference Handbook, 9.5 edition. PO
Box 1686. Clemson, SC 29633.
 Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 15th
Ed Fifteenth Edition, New Edition by Michael R. Lindeburg PE.
ISBN-13: 978-1591265085 & ISBN-10: 1591265088
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