Longno, Joanne Cristy D.
Engr. Lester Alfred Olasiman COE001 / 10:30-11:30
July 21, 2014
What is the importance of Civil Engineering?
According to my research, civil engineering started between 4000 - 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. When humans decided to build their permanent houses, the construction of shelter began. Therefore, civil engineering considered as one of the oldest field in engineering and is the broadest of the all engineering professions. Civil engineer works to enhance the infrastructures around us like roads, sewage, bridges, dams, aqueducts, large building constructions, canals, railway lines, airports, water supply systems, harbors, transportation, tunnels, and other engineering constructions. They are the best in designing, constructing, buildings, creating, improving, maintaining, and repairing facilities and industries. Being a civil engineer you have to know the basic knowledge of the other engineering since most in the field are connected to civil engineering. Like the electrical engineering, when we have buildings without electricity or roads without stoplights, then the two engineers will be able to work with each other. In mechanical engineering, we cannot have a train without its railway or a machine without its factory. Therefore, civil engineering said to be the mother of all branches since it has a very wide field.
Civil engineers develop our society, they design and build an infrastructure that ensures safeness and enhances the life of people. Also, they provide reliable and safe structures which resists the effect of natural calamities like floods, earthquake etc. The safety of the people is in the hand of a civil engineer. According to Engr. Frederick A. Dolorical, an alumnus of TUP-Manila and now a civil engineer at Geotechnical and Building Assessment Department Services Pte Ltd Singapore, once the engineer did not conduct a test or did not monitor the ongoing construction, it may cause...
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