Civil Engineering

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!

The History and Theory of Earthquake Base Isolation

In this age of technological evolution, the field of seismic engineering has a reputation for creative thinking and advanced technology beyond conventional solutions. Seismic isolation is a fitting technology. In this section we will look at the history of base isolation how and why it works.

Different Types of Cement

Concrete and cement are not the same thing. Learn the difference between the two and learn all about the different types of cement that are available for construction projects.

What is Geotechnical Engineering?

Geotechnical engineering is an important field of engineering that is concerned with behavior of earth materials. Some of the important tasks of geotechnical engineering are designing of foundations for structures, embankments, storage systems for hazardous materials, and lessening soil erosion.