Hi – My name is Mark, I am originally from Oswego, New York. I am a 38-year-old guy with a beautiful wife, Erin, and two boys. Keegan is 10 years old and Beckett is 1.
I am an Engineer Officer in the US Army with currently over 15 year in service. I have a Chemical Engineering undergraduate degree from Clarkson University and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from University of Missouri S&T. All my work experience is in Civil – Construction Engineering. I have worked for over six years as either a Project Engineer or Resident Engineer in a construction office. This allowed me to sit for the PE exam in Construction Engineering. Which is what I did in April 2012 and passed. I studied for the exam starting after January 1st and studied for only an hour a night. I did not take any study courses, all I did was review the material that I am going to show you, and worked a lot of practice problems. I took the test April 15th (in Germany on a Sunday), and I found out I passed on 30 May 2012 in Manas, Kyrgyzstan while heading over to Afghanistan for a year.
I am currently going back to school for Geographic Information Science and Technology at Georgia Tech. When I am not traveling, working, working out, spending time with my family or sleeping. I am developing this site, trying to help others pass the PE Exam and continuing to learn myself.
My name is Jason, co-author of The Guide to Passing the Construction PE Exam. I’m 36-years old, and similar to Mark, I have a beautiful wife and a beautiful 4-year-old daughter. I graduated from Arizona State University earning a Construction Engineering degree and upon graduating went to work building, estimating, and designing major capital improvement projects. Most of my experience has been in Capital Projects where my role has been a Project Manager, Senior Structure Estimator, Estimator, Project Engineer, and Primavera Scheduler. Throughout my career, I have competed and won several Hard Bid Contracts, Design-Build Contracts, and Construction Management @ Risk Contracts. A few years ago, I made the transition from the private sector to the government sector where I perform large scale project and labor models through shared server applications powered by company databases and SQL. These labor models serve as company wide resource management as well project delivery timelines for multi-year budgetary forecasting.
As a civil engineer enthusiast, I highly recommend studying for and passing the PE Exam. It is a noteworthy cause and upon passing it will say volumes about yourself, your dedication to your craft, as well as the dedication to your industry.