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!

Best Portable Hydrographic Survey Systems

A portable hydrographic survey system must be reliable and precise. Integration of the latest technology with the standard operations of a survey system has made hydrographic surveying very fast and simple. Read on to find which ones the best and latest available in the market.

Carpenter Bee Removal & Prevention

It takes quite a while for carpenter bees to actually cause structural damage to a building but if the extent of their damage does get to the structural level the cost to repair it could be substantial. If you catch them early though, the problem is easily remedied.

Staircase Design Principles

A staircase is an integral part of a building. It is a series of steps arranged in an order so that people can go from one floor of a building to another . The stair should be as per standard design principles and constructed in a such a manner that people can negotiate the steps with ease.

Smoke and Water Damage Clean-Up

Water from firefighting operations and smoke from a fire causes lots of damage and a need for cleaning operations once the fire is put out. This cleanup should be started as soon as possible, but only after making sure the structure and electrical systems are safe.

How to Treat Drill Foam for Reuse

Drill foam is a detergent used by drillers of oil wells to assist in the floatation of dirt to the surface and which also helps to extend the life of drill bits by reducing the wear on them. Such foams form a substantial cost of drilling and reusing the foam treatment makes sound economic sense.