About the Author, Andy Richardson, PE

I am your resident Professional Engineer, the author of this site,  and also the humble host of the “Ace the PE” podcast.  I am a practicing Professional Engineer in South Carolina, and am self-employed.  I have over 15 years of experience in engineering, and I have taken and passed both the Civil PE exam, and the Structural I PE Exam. My current involvement with the PE Exam is serving as a review course instructor for PPI.  PPI is, of course, known for such popular publications as the Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, of which I assisted in editing the Masonry Chapter in the 13th edition).  Another recent technical accomplishment is serving as co-author for a steel book according to the Eurocodes: Theory and practice of steel structures: Design to Eurocodes with Introduction to U.S. Standards.

Goal of the Site:

The goal and mission of this site is simple – to help you pass the PE Exam.  We do this in a variety of ways including our podcast, a checklist for you to get started with your studies, and other valuable tips and resources.  

How We Help You:

It can take many hours to prepare for the exam, so you need to have a good strategy in place. This site along with the valuable podcast provides strategies, tips, and motivation for preparing for as well as taking the exam. Items covered will include prerequisites for the exam, steps for registration, exam taking strategies, study strategies, subject preparation, and much more.  I hope that this site is just the thing you need to get an edge on this exam.

Where should I Start?
If you have not already done so, please sign up for the free checklist above.  This will provide you with the materials and tasks you need to get started on preparing for the PE Exam!


If you would like to contact me, you can fill out the form below, and my personal number and email is at the bottom of the page.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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On a personal note; I am a Christian, with a wife and five kids that I love.  One of my kids even helped me with the logo design (right).  Which logo do you prefer? I find that while studying for the PE Exam, one needs to remember balance in their life and family.  What do you think?

Ace The PE Logo by My 9 Year Old

Ace The PE Logo by My 9 Year Old