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Engineering is a term applied to the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences, gained by study, experience, and practice, is applied to the efficient use of the materials and forces of nature. Engineers are the ones who have received professional training in pure and applied science.Before the middle of the 18th century, large-scale construction work was usually placed in the hands of military engineers. Military engineering involved such work as the preparation of topographical maps, the location, design, and construction of roads and bridges; and the building of forts and docks; see Military Engineering below. In the 18th century, however, the term civil engineering came into use to describe engineering work that was performed by civilians for nonmilitary purposes.

Civil engineering is the broadest of the engineering fields. Civil engineering focuses on the infrastructure of the world which include Water works, Sewers, Dams, Power Plants, Transmission Towers/Lines, Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, Industrial Plant Buildings, Skyscrapers, etc. Among the important subdivisions of the field are construction engineering, irrigation engineering, transportation engineering, soils and foundation engineering, geodetic engineering, hydraulic engineering, and coastal and ocean engineering.

Civil engineers build the world’s infrastructure. In doing so, they quietly shape the history of nations around the world. Most people can not imagine life without the many contributions of civil engineers to the public’s health, safety and standard of living. Only by exploring civil engineering’s influence in shaping the world we know today, can we creatively envision the progress of our tomorrows.

  • avinash ranjan July 26, 2014 at 3:20 am

    cube of M45 has been tested in lab ,it is found that 7 days strength is 52mpa can this mix design can be rejected or on which is codal provisional .

    • Vijay kumar April 2, 2015 at 7:00 am

      IS 10262

  • sontu July 27, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Why we provide the top and bottom double mesh reinforcement in raft…..

    • Vijay kumar April 2, 2015 at 7:02 am

      to keep the proper bonding to distribute load to more spreaded contact area

  • ritesh July 30, 2014 at 7:21 am

    @Mark, the first place to start is;what is your field of interest? In most cases one’s field of interest is motivated by something one saw or thought about (ie if u studied engineering as a passion and not a cash machine.) And you are guaranteed to be set!

    • Vijay kumar April 2, 2015 at 7:05 am

      Only chill with working in civil engineering n not like a game with world like quality ignorance…

  • joseph bernard August 4, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    i need a complete report on particle size distribution using sieves no: 7 to 200 ( wet and dry samples )

  • ARUN KUMAR August 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I am also a Civil Engineering Student.

  • STP Jayarathna August 8, 2014 at 1:40 am

    please send me code Nos

    • Vijay kumar April 2, 2015 at 7:08 am

      there are thousands of standards for different cores…which one core is needed by you?

  • Usman Adam Bagale August 31, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    want to know alot about bridge engineering

  • pravallika September 2, 2014 at 3:35 am

    am studying civil engineering final year
    i want to do the project on concrete structures so please send me he codes to my mail
    thanking uuuu

    • nikesh kr singh September 14, 2014 at 5:46 am

      it is better to do your project on repair maintenance and super vision of concrete.

  • nikesh kr singh September 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

    i want to study about fiber reinforcement

  • pearlin September 19, 2014 at 11:09 am

    i am a 2nd yr student of civil engineering i want complete notes for MOS (mechanics of solids) all 5 units…plz send to it my mail

  • Ranveer November 12, 2014 at 9:30 am

    In Raft footing when the 75% of area of foundation cover & load of structure is very high, there is both sagging & hogging Bending Momment Takes place. upper steel takes place sagging bending momment & lower steel takes place hogging bending moment due to soil upword flow ie. Invers of Terrace slab

  • Manju November 20, 2014 at 7:26 am

    What is the fines grade for plastering sand ?

  • mohammad javaid November 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

    avinash ranjan
    cube of M45 has been tested in lab ,it is found that 7 days strength is 52mpa can this mix design can be rejected or on which is codal provisional .

    dear avinash no one can understand concrete how it behave in different type op conditions, if your m45 cube gave 52 mpa strength of several samples at 7 days its too high. we can imagine up to 100% strength if our quality control is excellent. you may reduce your cement content.

  • satya gupta January 4, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Please tell me via email name of books written by sk duggal.S K Duggal, currently a professor in the Civil Engineering Department, Motilal Nehru National Institute

  • Deepak Das February 1, 2015 at 1:23 am

    i want to know the new technology used in civil engineering and construction

  • Gambhir singh February 5, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    I m a student

  • challa naveen reddy March 31, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    sir i want bridge engineering viva questions and answers.

  • arun Chauhan April 15, 2015 at 2:33 am

    I want to know which one bar will main bar in a raft, long span or short span

  • vijay April 21, 2015 at 1:12 am

    why specific gravity of cement is more than aggregates?

  • VISHNU.P.V April 30, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Sir I want crushing strength of penna cement

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