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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.

  • Hans December 15, 2016 at 10:34 am

    how to draw profile and cross-section of a road using autocad 2007??

  • Mohit Parashar December 20, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I want to know about ‘authorised overlap’ in column, beam and slab reinforcement for measurement purpose.

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  • Ammit Khanna December 25, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Hi I have to make a techinal paper of 2500 words on Estimation & Costing Subject, to be submitted as my project for BTECH. Can anyone help me.

  • Muhammad ubaidullah December 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

    i am working on the slope stability analysis of permanent access road at Tarbela Dam Pakistan… a project on for MS (Geotech) Engg…..need your valuable suggestions please…..

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  • vasumathi sampath January 2, 2017 at 8:08 am

    i am preparing for competitive exam (GATE).So please ,can any one suggest some materials for me.

  • manu January 2, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    which of them having reinforcement bar is more, under or over reinforcement ?

  • solomon January 15, 2017 at 8:33 am

    Pls, I need an help on my project topic that say investigation and characterization on a solid waste disposal site and its impact on soil and water.

  • roshan January 17, 2017 at 11:18 am

    In DMC method how excavated soil, slush & bentonite slurry is removed out

  • Mohammed Haroon January 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I want to construct a compound wall of 250 running feet with a height of 5′ and thickness 9″….. Can someone help me out how the foundation should be?

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