Civil Engineering is a profession which plays a major role in the research, planning, design, construction, development and management of the infrastructures necessary for community life. This infrastructure includes water drainage, storage, treatment and pipeline systems; roads and public transport systems; large buildings such as office blocks, shopping centres, schools and hospitals; recreational facilities such as parks and sports stadia.
What do Civil Engineers do?
Civil engineers can specialize in any of the diverse aspects of their profession, such as project management, construction, environmental analysis, design and transport planning. They work together with other professions concerned with the environment, town planning, architecture and community development. Some civil engineers work on construction sites, while others are office-based. Certain projects require years of involvement while others are completed within weeks. Hence a civil engineering career is full of variety.