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Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment. This includes works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines. Civil engineering takes place on all levels of society including the public and private sectors.

The history of civil engineering link advances of physics and mathematics throughout history. The applications of physical and scientific principles are understood. Civil engineering has a wide range of professions including several separate specialized sub-disciplines. The history of these sub disciplines are linked to knowledge of structures, materials science, geography, geology, soils, hydrology, environment and mechanics.

Civil engineers have an academic degree with a major in civil engineering. The length of this degree is typically three to five years. In the majority of countries, a Bachelor’s degree in engineering represents the first step towards a professional certification and the degree itself is certified by a processional body. After completion of a certified degree program, an engineer must satisfy a range of requirements before being certified. 

Categories within Civil Engineering

Structural Engineering

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Structural Engineering is the field of engineering that looks at the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads.

Transport Engineering

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Transportation engineering is the planning, functional design, operation and management of facilities for any mode of transportation.


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Architecture is the process and product of planning, designing, and construction of buildings.

Fire Dynamics: Energy Release and Ceiling Ventilation

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Drawing Tender Package

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Determine the most economical and safe design

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Penalty Cost Calculation

Having problems calculating the penalty cost. Please see attached. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issues purchase instructions informing potential suppliers that roadway graders will be evaluated using the following life cycle cost model: LCC = unit operating cost, dollars = (un

Bending moment in a timber beam

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Base isolation technique

Base isolation technique has become the method of choice for structural design of buildings and bridges located in highly seismic areas in recent years. Please provide of an overview of this approach. Also, discuss the application of rolling type bearings for equipment isolation.

Determine Maximum allowable load

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Forces questions

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