Civil Engineering Statement

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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE “Transportation is a key which can open the doors to progress and stability.” Civil Engineering has always been a passion for me. As a high school student, I was fascinated by the kind of feats achieved by the Civil Engineers. From the high rise sky scrapers to the majestic bridges, from the complex transportation network to the simplest of roadways, it is nothing less than a marvel. However, it was not until the civil engineering projects were showcased on television that I became aware of the huge potential of this aspect. I understood that one of the key elements for a country’s growth and development is its infrastructure, especially…show more content…
With this view in mind, I started to analyze each subject diligently. This process of acquainting myself with its concepts led me to understand that the subject that I would like to hone upon would be transportation. As a result, I intended to develop myself thoroughly by being acquainted with basic concepts, applications, science of transportation and went on to complete a project and an industrial training in this field. The project titled as “Studying the contour patterns of National Institute of Technology, Silchar using Google Earth” was carried out under Prof. Mokaddes Ali Ahmed, NIT, Silchar. My responsibility in this project had a dual purpose. First, to compare the accuracy of the contour results obtained from Google Earth with the results obtained from actual ground study and second was to identify geographical locations within the NIT, Silchar for the positioning of water tanks, to supply water using gravity alone. Even though, we were not able to determine the…show more content…
I have worked with two major design teams, the transport planning and the highways team. In the transportation discipline, I have worked as the lead designer and co-ordinator for Legible London, Southampton, Hampshire Cartography and Westminster school Maps under Ryan Burgess, Senior transport planner (London, Euston) and PawanKumar Adike, Managing Consultant Transport Planner (Bangalore). During this tenure, I was exposed to various softwares, such as ARCADY, PICADY and SATURN and have a hands on knowledge of these tools. I was involved in analyzing various roundabouts, its capacities and delays. In the highways team, I worked as a design engineer for various Middle East and UK projects, such as Doha West (DW) 68, 44, 02 etc and M62 J26 chain bar improvement scheme, A5036 Port of Liverpool under Hariprasad Namshamgiri, Senior Highways Engineer and AnilKumar Veernapu, Group Engineer at WS Atkins. Here, I was mostly involved in designing the horizontal and the vertical alignment. Working at WS Atkins also made me realize the limits of my knowledge achieved during my graduation. The challenges presented to me every day demanded a better and a profound understanding of the work. In order to hone my skills further, develop myself as a successful engineer of tomorrow and contribute towards the betterment of the world, a specialization in this field is a must. I can achieve this goal only by pursuing a
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