What Is Civil Engineering?

When it comes to construction, civil engineering is crucial, but what exactly does it entail? In this article, we’ll go over just that, as well as the various types of engineering and the knowledge that civil engineers need to complete work on your projects efficiently.


What Does Civil Engineering Involve?

Civil engineering encompasses the design and operation of a wide range of projects, including highways, buildings, airports, and tunnels. A civil engineer is also in charge of site preparation activities such as excavation and earth moving, in addition to these industries.

Civil engineers also design standards for long-term structural durability, taking into account destructive and non-destructive performance testing. 

Civil engineering services for building design may be used to track projects from concept to completion, or to assess existing structures for material or environmental pressures. Furthermore, civil engineering services may conduct a structural study and generate reports that include stress calculations based on a variety of factors.

Types Of Civil Engineering

Civil engineering services may also be provided by qualified engineers with expertise in areas such as:

  • geotechnical engineering
  • structural engineering
  • transportation engineering
  • hydraulic engineering
  • environmental engineering

The Knowledge Of A Civil Engineer

Civil engineers must be well-versed in hydrology, geology, mathematics, and physics. They also understand a wide range of construction materials, such as concrete and steel. In addition, a working knowledge of structural and mechanical engineering is required.

As a result, engineers may design structures that are energy-efficient, long-lasting, dependable, safe, and cost-effective.

At every stage of a construction project, civil engineers are involved. This comprises all phases of building, from grading to earthmoving through painting and finishing. Along with additional responsibilities including site selection, preparing material requirements, approving subcontractor bids, and verifying code compliance.

Where Does An Engineer Work?

Many civil engineers work in the office, where they carry out all of the necessary procedures. Others, on the other hand, spend the most of their time on building sites, where they can monitor projects and fix any difficulties that arise. Engineers in the private sector mostly work as consultants or for large construction companies. 


Now that you know more about civil engineering, if you require any civil engineering on your projects or would like further information contact us at Chris Longmore Groundworks, we are more than happy to assist!