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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.
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.