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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.

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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?????

    • Raj Rishi October 7, 2016 at 4:12 am

      Leakage is common in brick masonry and plaster is porous in nature. It is better to go for waterproofing to get rid of psychological unease and damge of buildings.

  • 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 ???

    • don July 26, 2016 at 10:21 am

      downward deflection

    • EpsilonEngineer August 9, 2016 at 5:11 am

      think about what happens when materials are heated, specifically how they change in length in this instance. If the top of the beam is longer than the bottom, what might happen to the beam?

    • nabaasa nsumbusho November 7, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Downward deflection

    • suresh agnihotri November 23, 2016 at 5:11 am

      upward deflection

  • K.N.JANARDHANAN July 28, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    What are the quality tests to be performed for concrete hollow blocks?

  • Sabir August 2, 2016 at 3:11 am

    Why we use low grade concrete for the soft piles in secant shoring. how can i justify??

  • Sawroar August 8, 2016 at 12:22 am

    How can i know steel sheet gauge to MM

  • Sawroar August 8, 2016 at 12:24 am

    How can I find steel sheet or steel round pipe gauge to mm ?

  • Emmanuel August 9, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Need some help with connecting proposed surface with existing roads and buildings in Civil3D.

  • vivek September 13, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Dear sir
    We have studied that while doing the fineness of cement not more than 10% cement retained on the 90 micron sieve , but when i studied Is 4031 part -1 , i did not see in code these words. so sir please justify me is it is right or wrong ? if right then give me the attachment of code.

    With Regards
    Vivek Bharti

  • M VINOTH September 16, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Beam & column all sizes.where it used suitable sizes

  • A V YUGESH October 4, 2016 at 12:17 am

    How to build a home for a normal person with a very minimised cost (for ex:- 16*30 squarefeets)?
    can you please design a plan for it ? what is the actual cost required to build and where we can reduce the cost?

  • M DINESHKUMAR October 23, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Please suggest a final year project which is cover BE subjects

  • Violet October 28, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    I’m an engineer graduated 11 years ago in my country Paraguay and haven’t worked on the field since then. I want to take the FE but the books I find are reviews for the test when what I need is text book that follows the subjects on the test.
    Any help?
    Thanks

  • Norkor Eric Daweah October 31, 2016 at 5:39 am

    Is it ok to use quarry fines, sand & portland cement for grout’s ingredients.
    If so what is the preferred mix proportion for such.

  • Alex Nicholas November 3, 2016 at 5:16 am

    Sir,
    I am graduation civi with 3 yrs experience.
    I want license for licensed building engineer from tamilnadu. My native is dindigul.

  • Lakshmi November 12, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I am studying second year.i cant understand structural analysis subject….plz tell me some reference books for sa

  • James Bahagho November 22, 2016 at 1:47 am

    please i need a very brief and precise details on the similarities and differences between BS 5950 and Eurocode 3 design criteria for steel beams (bending only) and that of steel columns (flexural and tortional buckling).

  • uthra jagadeesh November 22, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Is it a good option to study constructiona law in Dubai having 2 years of work experience as a Quantity surveyor?!

  • suresh agnihotri November 23, 2016 at 5:10 am

    cement mortar and lime mortar

  • miftahul haq syawal November 23, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    what is simple way to calculate force in bridge? cremona or cullman? i’m little bit confuse about this. thanks for your attention

  • nuthan November 25, 2016 at 12:40 am

    sir pls help me i have a less time to ssc exam i want to prepare to exam how can i sir pls give me a overall summary and most important points from each subjets to crack easily in less time plsssssiam reuesting u sir plsss help me

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