oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Civil engineer - the 'people's engineer' : opinion

Volume 20, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Needless to say, civil engineering has been an aspect of life since the beginning of human existence. The earliest practice of civil engineering may have commenced between 4000 and 2000 BC when humans started to abandon their nomadic lifestyles, creating a need for the construction of shelter. For a long time there was no clear distinction between civil engineers, scientists, mathematicians, businessmen or even farmers. Still today the civil engineering industry extends its reach so broadly that we, as civil engineers, often find ourselves to be in an 'identity crisis'.

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