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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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  • pdakshinamoorthi October 29, 2014 at 7:54 am

    type of pile foundation

  • shivansh mani tripathi October 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I think you should meet to your alumines…..

  • ezinne Anyaele m October 31, 2014 at 2:29 am

    a graduated civil engineer.i love my field & really want to practice it. i need more experience

  • Hindolo Mukek Koker October 31, 2014 at 4:15 am

    Given a 90-degree triangular weir cut across a channel with edges sealed to prevent leaks around the plate. if the measure the height of the water over the weir reads 150 in day and 170 in the next day. What the estimate of the flow over the weir in liters per second and in liters per day

  • Buta Singh November 1, 2014 at 9:36 am

    how to calculate the estimate of shuttering or what is rate of shuttering in sq.ft. & how it made plz. send all on my mail.Thanks

  • 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.

    • Er. Arun Mahadeo Chavan July 8, 2015 at 12:49 am

      Dear send me this mix design.
      if really happens it is so good.
      ur creator.

  • larsen samuel November 30, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Hi people anybody please help me by suggesting a industrial waste which i can blend it with self compacting concrete to increase its strength. Normally a SCC has flowability advantage only, but by this experiment am adding one more advantage like increasing its durability.

  • MD MANIRUL ISLAM December 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    I want all civil eng. IS code

  • Kalyana Murthi Nayak.B December 6, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    plz tell me civil engineering strengths…!!

  • ramly hassan December 8, 2014 at 3:41 am

    i have to know some procedures about night time slab concreting?

  • 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 civil.engineer 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

  • Innocentus July 8, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I am a civil engineering student at uniniversity of rwanda-cst

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