Civil Engineering is about community service, development and improvement. It
involves the conception, planning, design construction and operation of facilities essential to modern life,
ranging from transit systems to offshore structures to space satellites.
Civil Engineers are problem solvers, meeting the challenge of pollution, traffic, congestion, drinking water, energy needs, urban redevelopment and community planning.
As the oldest branch of engineering, civil engineering has been the foundation of all civilizations throughout history, providing higher standards of life.
The Pyramids, the Coliseum, the Great wall of China are some of the structures where civil engineering principles where mainly used.
Nowadays, Civil Engineering is closely connected to all of our daily activities; the buildings we live in and work in, the transportation networks we use, the water we drink and the drainage and sewage systems we rely on are all results of civil engineering.
In the future, concerns will be rotating about four main axes: space, energy, environment and economy; and Civil Engineers will always be needed to link these themes so that the quality of life is improved.
The role Civil Engineers play in society and the responsibilities they hold, continuously increase with the incredible technological revolution, population growth and environmental concerns.