civil engineering

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civil engineer

An engineer trained in the design and construction of public works, such as bridges or dams, and other large facilities.

civil engineering n.

civ′il engineer′ing

the applied science of the design of public works, as roads, bridges, dams, harbors, etc., and the supervision of their construction or maintenance.
civ′il engineer′, n.

civ·il engineering

The branch of engineering that specializes in the design and construction of projects such as bridges, roads, and dams.

civil engineering

Those combat support and combat service support activities that identify, design, construct, lease, or provide facilities, and which operate, maintain, and perform war damage repair and other engineering functions in support of military operations. See also civil engineering support plan; combat service support; combat support.
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Noun1.civil engineering - the branch of engineering concerned with the design and construction of such public works as dams or bridges
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
hydraulic engineering - the branch of civil engineering dealing with the use and control of water in motion
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Membership of ICE can be awarded to a wide range of engineers practising in the broad area of civil engineering in recognition for their work in the field and after passing a professional review.
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The award was presented by ICE president Prof David Balmforth and is reserved for senior civil engineers who have made a significant contribution to the civil engineering profession or have advanced the practice of engineering.
Ken Skates, deputy minister for skills and technology, who joined the pupils, said: "It was great for both them and me to get a real understanding of what's involved in civil engineering and to experience the important role that effective teamwork plays in any construction project.
Civil engineering technicians most often work in the private sector in architectural and engineering offices, or residential and commercial construction companies.
Our School of Engineering is based at our Medway Campus and offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate civil engineering programmes.
The Conference is organized by: International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (Lithuanian group) European Council of Civil Engineers The Lithuanian Academy of Sciences The Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Faculty of Civil Engineering)
The AUD team, represented by AUD Civil Engineering students Flavio Faustini, Mohamed Alhassan and Bassilio Dahlan, bagged the competition and were awarded the grand prize, a plaque presented by CESA as well as a full civil engineering toolset, for their construction of the bridge that possessed the maximum loading apparatus, under the discretion of a panel of judges representing AUD, AUS and UAE University, respectively.
The new BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree is scheduled to start in September this year.
The last of the Civil Engineering Heritage series for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, this work inventories historical engineering works of the Scotland Highlands and Islands.
TALKS on how to prepare young workers for civil engineering are taking place at Coventry University.

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