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The Importance of Civil Engineering in Today's Economy

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Civil engineering is one of the most important professions in the public sector. Civil engineers design, plan, and construct important structures such as roads, bridges, highways and dams. We rely on their professionalism and experience to plan for public infrastructure projects that can promote development and safeguard the lives of people.

The field of civil engineering is widespread. There are many different branches that cover multiple areas of public infrastructure planning and construction. But why are civil engineers so critical to today's Australian economy?

Managing public construction projects

Among the most important functions of civil engineers is their ability to plan and manage pubic construction projects. One of the fields that specialize in this area is the field of construction engineering. Under this specialization, engineers use their expertise in environmental, hydraulic, and geotechnical areas to design significant public projects such as the construction of bridges and airports.

They work hand in hand with the national and state governments to plan and construct long-term sustainable projects that are critical for use by all citizens. They also ensure that construction projects are carried out to the safety standards that are required by law.

Planning for transportation

The population in Australian urban centers has been on the rise in recent years. As a result, cities are faced with the challenge of planning for larger populations in terms of housing, transportation and the provision of public services. Civil engineering involves the planning of transportation projects such as roads, highways, trains, etc.

Civil engineers manage and construct such resources to make it easier for people to move around. They can also carry out changes to existing infrastructure by expanding or modifying them accordingly.

Better use of water resources

Many people don't realize the important role that civil engineering plays in the better management of Australian water resources. Civil engineers construct dams to provide water security and they also plan for the supply of water to homes, apartment buildings, hotels, etc.

They use their expertise to arrange for large-scale public water supply.  They also assist in the construction of water treatment facilities and underground wells.

Planning for natural disasters

The field of civil engineering is at the forefront of analyzing and predicting the effects of inclement weather on buildings and infrastructure. For example, civil engineers help design buildings in earthquake prone areas so they may be able to withstand the tremors. They also consider factors such as pollution, global warming, and waste management as they design and renovate various projects around the country.


18 December 2017