Civil Engineering is the oldest engineering field, and its history runs up the days when humans first build the first structure with tree branches. Since then, this versatile engineering field kept on developing at a pretty high rate to what it is today. Every developed city in this world is the creation of this unique engineering field. Over the past few decades, Civil Engineering got divided into many sub-categories as well. For example, structural engineering was a part of this engineering field a few decades back, but now; structural engineering is a separate sector. Everything in this world changes, so engineering too.
No engineering sector can survive alone today. In other words, all the experts in the engineering world should work as a team to achieve the goals without fails. Nobody in this world can survive without receiving the necessary support from other parties. Civil Engineering is the prime engineering form in the construction industry since the 19th century. For example, even before a separate engineering field called structural engineering came to this world, people developed robust structures such as bridges and towers. The Eiffel Tower is the best example of it. So, why Civil Engineering got combined with other engineering forms? When compared to the old days’ construction industry with today’s one, it is pretty clear and safe to say that the aspects that civil engineers have to get right today are complicated ones. For example, a skyscraper is a complicated design that comes with thousands of structural elements; hence Civil Engineering alone can’t get it right and complete it.
Structural engineers, constructors, architects, and mechanical engineers are the other experts who work with civil engineers in the construction industry. And, all these experts work as a team to achieve their goals. Of course, this teamwork reflects the professionalism of these experts to a greater extent. The constructor is the company that carries out the necessary tasks to complete the construction project on time. Well, as the civil engineer; you may work for a constructor or for a Civil Engineering firm. Structural engineering became a separate sector as with the advancement of materials in the construction industry and the complexity of modern structures. For example, the civil engineer or the architect can’t determine the right materials needed for the robust skyscraper project. The architect is the expert who designs the skyscraper, but he/she may not have A to Z knowledge of building materials and structural elements; hence the structural engineer is the expert who gets those factors right for others in the construction industry.
Well, not only when it comes to skyscraper construction; all the experts have to work combined as a team when developing bridges, roads, and all other constructions as well. Anyway, we could name Civil Engineering as the father of all engineering fields as it is the oldest of all. The new technology also played a top role in combining the engineering fields with each other. As the new technology leads to more and more complicated constructions, the old days’ trend that each engineering experts worked alone changed. OK, what do you understand by all these facts? No experts in any industry or sector can’t complete a project alone; help from other experts is necessary, and this rule applies to Civil Engineering as well. We are civil engineers who know it; hence we always work as a team.