Understanding Civil Engineering and its Main Sub-fields

Civil engineers engage in engineering services such as planning, designing, and supervising maintenance and construction of railroads, structures, bridges, roads, airports, channels, dams, irrigation jobs, harbors, pipelines, water/sewer plants, waste disposal and power plants projects. 

Civil engineers are the people who create, plan for, and reserve the environment that people live in. Have you ever thought about the work and idea that goes into making a bridge? Civil engineers are the people responsible for erecting the bridge, supervising the construction and investigate all aspects of travel on the bridge. The traffic on the bridge, distance of the bridge, the environment neighboring the bridge are all things civil engineers will have to think about and review when building these huge constructions. There are numerous things for them to study and plan for before a construction of any kind can be constructed.

Selecting a career in engineering can be a hard decision owing to the wide array of choices offered by Colleges and Universities. The first step is recognizing your desires and benefits and to see how well they match each of the engineering fields. Civil engineering is one of the four major subjects along with mechanical, electrical and chemical.

Civil engineers handle the static structures, unlike mechanical engineers who are skilled to deal with dynamic structures such as vehicles. Due to this difference, civil, mechanical and electrical engineers will often work together on multifaceted projects such as public transportation systems. The main sub-fields of civil engineering are explained below:

  • Construction: Civil engineers who are knowledgeable in the field of construction management are categorized as construction engineers. Their job responsibilities include signing off on plans, oversee the construction procedure and are accountable for the delivery of a project. The blend of the technical knowledge and project management skills of a construction engineer make them extremely adored in most countries.
  • Geotechnical: Geotechnical engineering includes understanding the actions of naturally occurring components and in what way they can be used in construction. Geotechnical engineers are involved in the design procedure for multistory buildings and underground structures such as mines, subways, and dams. Examination of soil, ground and water quality along with the detection of any probable threats is common practice in this field.
  • Structural: A highly focused division of civil engineering that emphasizes on the design of structures that must bear burdens and ecological components. Structural engineers make sketches and descriptions of structural elements that are used to support monuments, houses, and buildings.
Reddy Kancharla is a reputed civil engineer from New York who has a master's degree in civil engineering and has over twenty five years of experience in construction QA/QC, geotechnical consultation, and civil construction. He is well-informed on the numerous complications involved in the construction and design of residential and commercial buildings, roadway structures and bridge, shallow and deep foundations, and earth retaining structures.

The experience of Reddy Kancharla in the engineering industry as a geotechnical consultant and civil engineer has allowed him to turn up with practical resolutions to engineering difficulties.

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