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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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  • banupriya March 14, 2016 at 8:47 am

    respected sir/mam
    could you please refer some books which is related to reinforced concrete cylindrical shell roof

  • Himanshu Mishra March 15, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Civil Engineering is everywhere.
    It is in every Road we drive,
    in the Clean water we drink,
    every where we Live, Work, Play.
    It is really all around us.

    Civil Engineers help improve the lives of millions of people.

  • 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.

    • SHAIKH ABDUL AZIZ NASIRUDDIN December 9, 2016 at 9:42 am

      BY USING SIMPLE FORMULA OF DENSITY AND SPECIFIC GRAVITY RELATIONS WE CAN FIND OUT VOLUME OF VOIDS FOR MORE INFORMATION REFER B.C. PUNMIA BOOK OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING CHAPTER PROPERTIES OF SOIL

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

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

    • don July 26, 2016 at 10:23 am

      there are differnt types of mortar are used
      1. lime mortar
      2. cement mortar
      3. fly ash mortar

    • Saivenu November 10, 2016 at 5:28 am

      Universal Motor
      Electrically excited DC motor.
      Permanent magnet DC motor.
      Brushless DC motor.
      Switched reluctance motor.
      Cage and wound rotor induction motor.
      Torque motor.
      Ironless or coreless rotor motor.

    • SHAIKH ABDUL AZIZ NASIRUDDIN December 9, 2016 at 9:45 am

      dear student the types of mortar depend on the various binders used such as cement , lime etc for more information refer building construction textbook by rangwala

  • 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 …

    • Raghavendra pavithra September 14, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Its better to do b.tech in university not private colleges k

    • Raj Rishi October 7, 2016 at 4:03 am

      If you want to do work, find any good job and enroll in distance education in Civil Engineering from AMIE.

  • 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

  • L.A. June 29, 2016 at 8:48 am

    HOW TO COMPUTE THE DEADLOADS ON RAILWAY BRIDGE?

  • 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

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