Civil engineers create, improve and protect the environment in which
we live. They plan, design and oversee construction and
maintenance of building structures and facilities, such as roads,
railways, airports, bridges, harbours, dams, irrigation projects, power
plants, water and sewerage systems. They also design and build tall
buildings and large structures that they can last for hundreds of
years and withstand all weather conditions.
Civil engineers can either be consulting engineers who advise on
projects and design them, or contracting engineers who turn their
plans into reality and maintain the structures once they are built.