oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The future: Civil engineering Civil engineers The Institution

Volume 5, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Civil engineering 'The modern civil engineer has done more to improve the health and life span of man than all the advances in medical science' Harry Seftel, Professor of Medicine, Hillbrow Hospital. The key contributing components in the above statement are potable water, water-borne sewerage and safe, weather-protected housing. These are some of the key elements promised to the nation as part of the RDP. As such, the emphasis in the civil engineering industry has shifted from the planning, design and construction of major landmarks and bulk infrastructure to monuments to human need - economic housing and infrastructure in the rural and peri-urban areas.

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