Technology In Civil Engineering

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Civil engineering is one of the oldest engineering fields in the world. It basically deals with the application of mathematics, physical sciences, experience and practice to develop ways in which the materials and forces of the nature can be used economically for the development of society and general well-being of man. Civil engineering consists of various sub-disciplines and the thirteen lectures provided over the duration of this course covered a majority of these sub-disciplines. Civil engineers are important for the development of our society. They design and build infrastructures for the enhancement…show more content…
The current transportation systems seem to be vulnerable to even the most frequent disasters like heavy rain or snow. A smooth transportation network is important for evacuation during times of disaster. Transport has important role to play in each phase of disaster. There is a significant loss of life due to the inaccessibility to reliable transportation during disasters or lack of effective evacuation plan for non-drivers. The use of technology here can play an important role in solving the problem in some ways. Intelligent Transport Systems which uses advanced information and communication network for users, vehicles and transport infrastructure can contribute to solving this problem. This again calls for the cooperation of various entities in information and establishment of common information…show more content…
The ever increasing population is adversely affecting the global environment in many ways. Natural resources like water, land etc are taking a beating in trying to fulfill the increasing demands of mankind. The various natural processes like the hydrological cycle are getting affected due to various anthropogenic activities. Civil engineers need to accept the responsibility of this and come up with solutions for a more sustainable development. It is always difficult for the civil engineers in trying to find a balance between innovation and sustainable development. Civil engineers need to acknowledge their professional obligations, extend their knowledge base, and participate in all levels of policy decisions. This requires an inter-disciplinary approach. There should be participation along with ecologists, sociologists, economists and professionals from other disciplines in applying technology to issues and challenges that require environmentally sustainable strategies. Implementation of sustainability into civil engineering projects requires the learning and application of new skills. It is important for civil engineers to develop a strong educational base of various other sciences as well because this base may allow the civil engineers to actively and competently interact with other engineers and
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