When construction is on its way, civil engineers and surveyors make sure that the project is built in compliance with the state’s building codes. The civil engineers design construction projects and oversee the construction of roads, bridges, buildings, dams, water systems and many more.
Part of the work is to test the soil and determine the quality of the foundation as well as identify the specific materials that should be used for a specific project. The plans are being presented to the general public and government bodies before the start of the construction.
The roles and responsibilities of a civil site engineer largely depends on the nature of the construction works in the specific project. The construction industry is highly dynamic in nature and this is heavily related to the site conditions of the project.
Actually, the topic of surveying is one important part of the civil engineering licensing process. It is one of the specified topics covered on the Fundamental of Engineering (FE) Exam.
Civil engineering is traditionally divided into several subdisciplines, which includes surveying. The majority of civil engineers working on projects often used traditional techniques of surveying later referred to as engineering surveying.
The role of a civil engineer involves the tasks performed by a surveyor or a geomatic engineer because normally, all civil engineering projects start with a survey.
The base maps provide civil engineers data of the existing conditions. They decide how to prepare the site for the new building by looking carefully at its shape and surface.
Safety begins during the initial phases of the design. Civil engineers usually evaluate viability, integrity and longevity of the infrastructure. When the project moves to the design phase, safety plays a role again.
Civil engineers and architects look at how to safely maneuver people and vehicles throughout the interior of a project’s site, especially during pick up and drop off. In short, where there is land surveying, there is civil engineering too. Need to understand a few details? Send your questions to the Ludlow Engineers 435 623 0897.