civil engineering and infrastructure

Table of Contents

  • The meaning of Civil Engineering and Infrastructure

  • Confirmation that Civil Engineers work on Infrastructure

  • The different types of Civil Engineering


What is civil engineering infrastructure?

Civil engineering is a broad profession that includes several specialised sub-disciplines, one of which is Civil Engineering Infrastructure or Infrastructure Engineering.

Civil Engineering Infrastructure refers to the basic facilities and systems that help society function, including road construction, rail construction, tunnelling, utilities and other systems (excluding the erection of buildings)


Do civil engineers work on infrastructure?

Yes, civil engineers are required to carry out Infrastructure works. They will conceptualise, design, construct and manage infrastructure projects and systems. They do all of that while protecting the general public and the worker on-site by maintaining a safe work environment. You cannot start an infrastructure project without hiring a civil engineer.  

Civil engineers will work on infrastructure projects funded by the government or private sector to ensure the public has sufficient facilities to carry out their daily activities. Infrastructure projects can cover a wide variety of services from the installation of major highways, transportation systems, communication networks, water, electric, and sewage systems


What are the different types of civil engineering?

Civil engineering is a broad term for a range of specialised engineering services. General civil engineers work closely with surveyors and specialised civil engineers to design grading, drainage, pedestrian ways and roads, water supply, sewer service, and other service supplies.

The array of specialised civil engineering services cover geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, environmental engineering, transportation engineering and construction engineering and more. For more information, read our blog post on the 5 main types of civil engineering.

Civil Engineering and Infrastructure

Our civil engineering and infrastructure services have helped build the infrastructure for villages, towns and cities to grow within the South East, Home Counties and South Midlands.

We work with leading residential and commercial developers, local authorities, landowner groups and consultant Project Managers within both the commercial and industrial sectors.

Our clients benefit from our 25 years’ construction and civil engineering experience and service that they can rely on.

We support, but not limited to, large scale road alterations, new motorway constructions, road reconditioning schemes as well as large scale residential projects. which showcase the expertise, quality and versatility we bring to every project.

Why Choose ECL Civil Engineering?

Our expertise, scalability and plant equipment, means that we can respond to unforeseen circumstances quickly and effectively, offering peace of mind that everything will be taken care of on your project.

Full self-delivery service

From consultation to delivery, when you use ECL you get ECL. Our self-delivery service means our people and our equipment give you the best price, faster turnaround, and a safer working environment – every time.

Safety above all

We’re committed to the safety of our employees and anyone who may encounter our services, whether they are clients or the public. Our industry-leading safety record is testament to our continued investment in new technology. This combined with our policies, procedures and regular training creates a safe environment for all.

Drone surveying

ECL’s drones, piloted by our expert engineers, in combination with ground radar technologies, can survey large areas quicker and with greater efficiency. Providing, improved accuracy, this technology reduces both time and cost to our clients.

In-house 3D modelling machinery

ECL can utilise our client’s designs and incorporate them with our onboard 3D modelling computer software. Our intelligent machinery then excavates to exacting standards; quicker and safer. Our experts are also able to create 3D models as required by clients.


ECL’s VAC-X machine allows a safer and cleaner excavation around live services on carriageways, improving efficiency and health and safety on site.


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