Apr 8, 2011

Civil Engineering Notes

A week to go for me to make last prepare for my final exam. And now I am on my way to study hard. No more study smart as what I always did before. Oh god, help me. I really need you, I have to pass all the papers especially for the subject that really need calculations. During my study in Diploma In Civil Engineering, I did noticed that I really weak in subject that really need calculations! And of course almost all of the Civil Engineering subject that I study really need calculations.

I need to change all my perception about that. I have to score, not just to pass that subject. I have previously thought to post all the notes related to civil engineering here, since there's not many information about it when I try to search (ask google) for them to do the assignments. So starting from this moment, I will try to write/provide notes for students especially like me those who really damn lazy to go to the library and search for it here. I think it will be interesting to post the notes here while I can study more and more here than others.

Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines, since civil engineers of one form or another have been around ever since humans started building major public works such as roads, bridges, tunnels, and large public buildings. It is also an incredibly broad discipline, spanning treatment of environmental issues, transportation, power generation, and major structures.

To become a civil engineer, someone must typically study engineering at a university and then participate in field work for practical training. Many nations also require that students of civil engineering pass a competency exam to ensure that they will be able to design and build safe, stable structures.

There are numerous branches to civil engineering, and a wide range of specialties. Some civil engineers focus on conception and initial design of a project, analyzing the site, the needs, and the resources to come up with a workable project plan. Others specialize in contracting, physically building the structure, managing the site crew, and handling materials and supply.

In other cases, civil engineers focus on maintenance of the project after it is completed, to make sure that it is safe and useful.

Source : www.wisegeek.com