Sunday, 2 June 2013

How to Become a Civil Engineer

Though civil engineering is an interesting and a challenging career yet none can overlook 
the hard labor that an individual has to dedicate in order to acquire a basic degree in civil engineering. An individual with a civil engineering degree has tremendous career opportunities.Those with a degree in civil engineering can avail jobs in office, onsite and some opts for both. 
This section of engineering is concerned with building, maintaining and designing structures. The main motif of civil engineering is to focus on the facilities and structures  that contributes in the development of the nation and the intra and inter communication .

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Bridge Aesthetics

Bridge Aesthetics

Aesthetics is essentially the quality of beauty and appeal to the senses. Some feel that in today’s machine age bridge need only be functional one, on similar lines then house may be defined as ‘Machine made for living in’ Wherever possible at least some margin shall be kept for enhancing the aesthetic quality of bridge. Attempt should be made to integrate its form with its landscape.
The bridge form should represent a fusion of art and technology. In the innovative structure design by great engineer-architects,the structural form and dimension of each component portrays musical harmony with mathematical exaction. Ruskin said that all forms of beauty are composed exclusively of curves and this is equally applicable to most bridges. Light and shade determine the depth of object, hence surface treatment can enhance the expression of bridge. Few characteristics / concepts discussed below comprise the principles of good aesthetic design.

Friday, 31 May 2013

What is Civil Engineering?

This definition of Civil Engineering is found at Answer.com. The tasks of civil engineering now come larger and larger.

Civil Engineering is a branch of engineering that encompasses the conception, design, construction, and management of residential and commercial buildings and structures, water supply facilities, and transportation systems for goods and people, as well as control of the environment for the maintenance and improvement of the quality of life. Civil engineering includes planning and design professionals in both the public and private sectors, contractors, builders, educators, and researchers.