Interested in building things or learning about how things are built? You’re in the right place. Civil Engineering is a broad topic within engineering that includes the design, construction and maintenance of buildings and man-made structures, whether that be bridges, roads, skyscrapers or your neighbor’s new addition to their house. Civil Engineers are found in the public and private sector - recent developments include energy-efficient and greener buildings. They can also be found working on windmills and other alternative energy generators. Whether you want to learn how the empire state building was made, learn what a Civil Engineer does during a work day, or how surveying works find articles, guides and basic information from Engineers around the world. Also be sure to check out the media gallery, get the latest news from the blog and ask questions in the forum. The first step is joining the Bright Hub Community!
Carbon emissions from American buildings are among the highest in the world, eclipsed only by China. In 2015, homes and businesses accounted for 12 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. Learn how much of that comes from commercial buildings and what changes are being made.
Civil Engineering may not get as much attention as other STEM disciplines but it’s an important area of study if you want to work on the design, construction and maintenance of civil projects like roadways, bridges and buildings. Learn about the best colleges for a civil engineering degree.
Have you ever noticed how different parts of the same building can have greatly different comfort levels when it comes to temperature? Learn about a heating and cooling system known as multi-zoning, which can solve this issue.
No one knows what civil engineers do. That is, unless, you are one. And why in the world would you want to be? It’s a valid question, so let me explain.
Circular pipe culverts are widely used in building projects. Do you know the equations that relate pipe culvert parameters under the condition of inlet control, or outlet control? Learn the equations in this article.
Concrete is a basic building block of our everyday world. It’s used in almost every type of structure that we build today. This engineering guide to concrete will give you a variety of information about concrete, including some best practices for various situations.
Civil engineers and architects complement each other’s’ work. An architect takes care of the design and shape of a building whereas a civil engineer takes care of the technical nitty-gritty like the strength of the building. Architecture is art; civil engineering is more about physics
When it comes to the precipitous decline in the reliability and efficiency of America’s infrastructure, its not just bridges we should be thinking about. The nation’s water infrastructure is falling apart, much of it tainted with heavy metals and leaking like a sieve simply due to its age.
Slipform construction is an economical way of working with the concrete. It works well for any kind of construction, be it working with plain concrete, reinforced concrete, or pre-stressed concrete. Accuracy and continual casting for constructing a monolithic structure are its greatest advantages.
How many times have you said, “I love that city. It is so clean and well organized.” How many times have you been impressed by how cities like London and Venice are able to handle their municipal services so effectively? You can thank the municipal engineers who play the major role behind this.