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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.

  • Sohom Sen March 15, 2016 at 8:50 am

    as we all know that for finding void ratio(e) of a cube, that is vol. of void divided by vol. of solid. so my qus is how we can find vol. of void in a cube??
    please do rply.
    Thank you.

  • gerald sifuna March 18, 2016 at 10:16 am

    what are the types of motors used in the construction industry #civil am a student

  • SAMUEL March 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    This site is really encouraging. But i really need some help, i need a journal or write up for “effect of concrete on the environment”. Thanks…..

  • yohannes negasi March 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    thanks,and please keep it up for posting an interesting civil engineering materials,to civilize the world

  • Tanwesh Tatwa Tripathy May 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    I am a CIVIL ENGINEER from Orissa ,India . I am interested to work in a architectural field .I have a good knowledge in AUTOCAD & REVIT ARCHITECTURE .

  • manish kumar May 27, 2016 at 6:23 am

    I have completed my diploma in civil engg. . now wt to do …

  • Prasnth May 27, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Its great privilege to be a civil engineer

  • vimal dutt mishra June 17, 2016 at 3:13 am

    concrete cube test results & formula. kindly send me , thanks

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  • Vivek Dwivedi July 1, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Done a plaster on dead wall external side two coat, & internal side one coat on internal side.
    & Apply external of dead wall texture with two coat pain but in rainy season leakage proble has arrived . water came from external side to internal side.
    My question is that why water came from out side?????

  • prashant sharma July 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    An increase in temperature on the top fibre of a simply supported beam will cause

    (a) Downward deflection
    (b) Upward deflection
    (c) No deflection
    (d) Angular rotation about neutral axis

    can you explain ???

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