About Civil Engineering
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.
3,792 comments on "Civil Engineering Home"
this site is very important
I am really interested in civil Engineering . I joined civil Engineering because tommorrow needs more of us.
tnx a lot……..
Civil engineering is the backbone of all engineering branches.i am really interest to join
civil engineering is awesome!
Civil Engineer creates Civilization.
civil engineering has evergreen scope among all the engineering fields.. its good to be a civil engg
Its very much useful to know many things about civil engineering,
This site is simply damn good !!!!!
this is one of the best site for civil engineers…thanks
It is a great website for knowing the civil and construction
“We all Create the peaceful and Comfortable World” Thanks for such a good and informative
website.. very well..:)
I’ve recently joined and wanted to introduce myself 🙂
i ve joined civil engg community
web site very useful for civil engg.
thats really superb website for civil engineers especially for the students. i recommended this site to many of my frnds, juniors.
Yes, You bet we Create the World and ‘We Move the World’ too.
It is one of d sexiest site for civil……..
i am very glad to join in civil
I’m a civil engg student,, i got a lot of information from this site!very nice site!Thanks..
civil is the best and amaging branch of engg.,the site gives a good and effective information!thanks…