Research on Civil Engineering Essay

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Adewumi Oluwagbemileke Speech 101 Professor Carl The wonderful art of dreams drawn up in reality It is a difficult feat, to say exactly when civil engineering began. Civil Engineering has been an aspect of life since the beginnings of human existence. The earliest practices of civil engineering may have commenced between 4000 and 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (Ancient Iraq) when humans started to abandon a nomadic existence, thus causing a need for the construction of shelter. Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals dams and buildings. Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering and it was defined to bring up the differences between non-military engineering and military engineering. Civil engineering exists on various platforms, in the public sector and the private sector. To become a civil engineer, one must be a critical thinker, to deal with the tiny details expected from various projects, a background of subjects such as chemistry, physics and basically the sciences are required to pursue a career as a civil engineer. The ability to look at a drawn up design of a building and visualize it in reality, also to be able to properly estimate prices of building materials and leading a bunch of people and keep them in order on a schedule are skills civil engineers are required to have. A major in civil engineering is a basic requirement to practice civil engineering, a license is also required to practice civil engineering in most locations except those that the degree serves as certification to begin the practice. Surprisingly getting in contact with a civil engineer is a difficult task as I spent about 2 hours, yesterday trying to get in contact

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