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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 Waterworks, 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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3,737 comments on "Civil Engineering Home"

R. Dominic Geogre says:

Why did the cranking of rods in beams stopped, instead made it straight?


Huge information of great help. Thanks a lot, sincerely.


which references of BIS specifications, codes are available for under ground water pressure in surrounding Rock mass of tunnel and other underground structures.

Owolabi Steve says:

which aspect of civil engineering is the best?

Prakash Jain says:

solved the fineness of cement by dry sieving and determination and use of factor in fineness test of cement, please solved with example in full calculation.


why do we design for top reinforcement in design of reiforced concrete slab

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Thanks for adding our softwares in your “Civil Engineering Softwares” section.

Ibrahim says:

Is there any Water and Hydraulics engineer here?

Rahmatullah Faizan says:

What is concret PCI Grad or mark and how i can chanch one to other.

kabir says:

suppose In site work any column are not located in right possion and column are already full fill than what can i do fo this problem??????

Kamlesh Seth says:

Can I know approximate cost of Civil work for one acre of land in Karnataka

Avinash Vanarase says:

What is max limit of Fly Ash in Cement for blending as per Indian Standards?

Abhilash Mohanty says:

Can you please tell me what are the think to look for when making a RCC framework for roof casting…

Ann77 says:

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THARA says:

sir , i am interested in doing things based on irrigation . can you suggest me some idea?

Allahrakha says:

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zoar says:

I would just like to ask what does 1000/100 mean in “1000/100 PET Woven geotextile”? Thank you

Er A K Samal says:

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wazir ali says:

i am student of civil engineering coming in final year , i have to work on research so could any one tell me good topic for research work ?

Karthik Marripoodi says:

Nice website. Talks in good deal about civil engineering topics.

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