Civil construction shapes the world around it.

Civil construction and civil engineers are responsible for most structures we use daily that aren’t privately owned.

Massive bridges, walkway construction, wastewater treatment centers, and dams are all part of the civil field.

These are some of the most important building projects in our world that are completed each year. 

In the article below, we will go over a few examples of civil construction.

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What Is Civil Construction?

Civil construction is the creation of infrastructure involving water, earth, or transportation systems.

Instead of another branch of construction, civil construction projects are typically classified under the umbrella of civil engineering.

This is because of the extensive planning and coordination required between various engineers and design specialists before construction can begin.

It is a branch of Civil Engineering, and civil projects can also be considered civil engineering projects.

These projects involve the maintenance, design, and construction of natural and physically built environments.

These environments can include subdivisions, airports, bridges, sewer systems, tunnels, roads, railways, buildings, water reservoirs, and dams.

Contractors bidding on civil projects should be knowledgeable in grading, erosion control, access rights, public impact, legal regulations, and more.

What do civil construction engineers do?

What Do Civil Construction Engineers Do?

There are many tasks performed in the civil industry.

They include the planning, creation, and maintenance of public infrastructure.

Common jobs include:

  • Sticking to procedures created by the government, local bodies, or clients when planning, creating and maintaining infrastructure.
  • Tendering the contracts and hiring contractors
  • Developing cost estimates and contracts
  • Making infrastructure plans to be approved by governing bodies and local authorities
  • Studying, evaluating, and investigating land and building sites suitable for infrastructure
  • Liaising with governments, clients, and other professionals
  • Supervising and monitoring the construction to ensure it matches the plan


Examples Of Civil Construction Projects

Basic civil construction often involves structures like city halls or public libraries, but the heavy civil sector takes design and construction to another level. Some of the most common projects handled by the heavy civil industry include:

  • The Construction Of Bridges: Bridge projects can range from basic roadway crossings to massive bridge replacements.
  • The Construction Of Roadways: Roadway projects can range from residential streets to complex overpasses and tunnels.
  • The Construction Of Railroads: Railroad projects include tracks for light rail, high speed, and streetcar systems.
  • Stabilization Or Widening Projects For Rivers and Canals: These projects are for both ship building and recreation industries.

Other Civil projects include:

  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Holding tanks
  • Settlement ponds
  • Dams and corresponding reservoir tanks or lakes
  • Airports, ports, and other major transportation hubs.
  • Earthwork projects like capping landfills, reshaping flood-prone areas, and building new levees.


Who Works In The Civil Construction Industry?

Whether you help design a high-rise building or natural water systems, there are plenty of careers within the industry.

They include:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Structural Engineers
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Transport engineers
  • Surveyors
  • Site managers
  • Demolition staff
  • Road Markers
  • Concreters
  • Welders
  • Environmental engineers
  • Rollers
  • Dump truck operators
  • Project managers
  • Civil laborers
  • Traffic management
  • Electricians
  • Compactors
  • Loaders
  • Construction management
  • Excavator staff
  • Steel fixers


Work With An Experienced Civil Construction Company

The civil construction industry is rapidly growing.

More and more engineers will be needed for these projects involving roads, dams, and other buildings. 

As your Single Source Solution, STEVENS has the Civil Engineers that can handle your Civil Construction Project, as well as a team to be able to build and complete the project on schedule, on budget, and up to the specific local codes. 

To see how STEVENS can help with your Civil Construction Project, click on the link below.

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