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Civil Engineering Bound Pad

$ 29.95
19 reviews
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Draw up plans for city subsystems, imagine stronger, more efficient structures, or take notes at your job site in this deep green engineering pad. With its advanced lay-flat design and a bridge materializing from its sketches stamped in silver foil on the cover, this notebook will inspire you to find innovative solutions and draft elegant plans.

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Built in response to a special request from a prominent aerospace engineer, these bound engineering notebooks offer traditional green engineering grid paper in a lay-flat bound hardcover format.

The covers of these understated bound engineering pads present an icon representative of a specific branch of engineering in silver foil. Inside the front and back covers, you'll find imagery from the specific discipline.

The textured paper on the covers of these notebooks has the feel of an old textbook. With advanced lay-flat pages, they want to fall open, like a well-loved library book. Go ahead and see for yourself – these are the notebooks your most brilliant ideas have been waiting for.

The Engineer series is built with high-quality 100% recycled paper and printed with soy inks, leaving a light footprint. Be inspired to ask the right questions, connect the dots (even when they’re really far apart), and keep pushing humanity forward, so that tomorrow is always brighter than today.

8.5" x 11"
Page Count
192 pages (96 sheets)
Paper Type 5 mm green engineering grid
Paper Weight 64 gsm
Binding Lay-flat hardcover
Paper Composition Acid-free
100% recycled
100% post-consumer waste
Printing Soy-based ink
Cover Icon Silver foil stamp
Origin Designed in Oregon
Paper milled in Japan
Assembled responsibly in China

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Allison M.
United States United States

Civil engineering notebook

This was a gift for my engineering student, and he LOVED it. Beautiful graphics, quality paper, and nice lay-flat binding. Also, excellent customer service. My original order was damaged in shipping, and after communicating that to Cognitive Surplus, a replacement was sent immediately. Excellent all around!

Gregory L.
United States United States

Amazing Engineering Pads

I use these pads as well as give them to all my new Professional Engineers when they pass their PE. All of them usually comment on the high quality of the pads. The paper has a great feel to it and being bound keeps everything together. As it is bound, it works great for a project pad as well. Keep all your notes and sketches together. I have only had one issue and the customer service was truly perfect. It is hard to find a company that has great customer service and Cognitive Surplus one of those amazing companies. Amazing all around. I will keep purchasing for many years.



Civil Engineering Bound Pad

Nice gift for a civil engineer.


Kelly B.
United States United States

Engineering paper notebook

These are awesome! Excellent quality. I thought it was impossible to find a bound notebook with engineering paper. The inside cover is really cool with drawing/text related to theme, it has a lay flat cover. We love this notebook!!

Alexander P.
United States United States


I enjoyed it but it could be better. Paper weight and color is great but the line weight of the graph is too thick and bold. It distracts from whatever you’re drawing.

Samantha W.

Civil Engineering Bound Pad

it's beautiful. my engineer loves it. I only wish it was a refillable shell to be more eco-friendly. but it's exactly what I expected and great quality

Rachael D.

Civil Engineering Bound Pad

I got this for my boyfriend who’s studying civil and he loves it!! The notebook is very high quality and just as described. Thank you :-)

Erin B.

Civil Engineering Bound Pad

As advertised, beautiful and functional product.

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