Basic Requirement of A Successful Civil Engineer

Pankaj Sharma

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CIVIL ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS:
Civil engineers design major construction projects, such as Buildings, roads, airports, tunnels, dams and bridges. They also supervise project construction and maintenance. They must possess a very broad skill set, from cost accounting to geology. Many civil engineers have jobs that require a very hands-on role in construction, while others may have positions more heavily weighted toward supervisory and administrative skills.
Here are Some Basic knowledge which A Good Civil Engineer must have.


Here Some Basic Need for Becoming A Successful Civil Engineer:

1. TESTS OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS:
A Good Civil engineer must know these tests to ensure quality of work.
Some important Tests are Listed below:

a] Soil Test: Standard Penetration Test, Sand Replacement Method, Core Cutter Method, Standard Proctor Test, Compression test, Triaxial Shear test, Permeability Test.

b] Aggregate Test: Crushing test, Abrasion test, Impact test, Soundness test, Specific gravity and water absorption test.

c] Cement Test: Soundness Test, Fineness Test, Consistency Test, Setting Time Test, Specific gravity Test, Strength Test.

d] Bitumen Test: Penetration Test, Ductility Test, Softening point Test, Specific Gravity Test, Viscosity Test, Flash and Float Test.

e] Concrete Test: Slump Test, Compressive Strength Test, Water Absorption Test.

These are the Some important Test which A good Engineer Should Know How to perform.

2. An Engineer Should aware use of Surveying Instruments like Total Station, Theodolite for marking and measurements. He must know about the latest software of drafting and analysis like AutoCAD, Staad, MX Road etc.

3. A Civil Engineer should know the standard specifications For construction works. Every country has different specifications. Before Started your work you should know the specification or standards of your country.

4. A Civil Engineer should be aware about Bar bending Schedule.
Bar Bending Schedule provide the reinforcing details such as cutting length of bar, Type of bend, the length of bending, Shear reinforcement etc.


5. A Civil engineer should be able to read and understand technical drawings, by which He/She can able to guide the subordinate as per design. An Engineer should be able to prepare Estimates and bills for work.
A good engineer should be aware of new technology for Quality control. He must be know How to deal with labour and how to take work from them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Coimbatore
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CIVIL ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS:

THESE ARE THE TOP 10 CIVIL ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL CIVIL ENGINEER:

1. TESTS OF BUILDING MATERIALS:

A good civil engineer should have proper knowledge of different tests of building materials. Some important tests are listed below.

Concrete Test: Slump test, compression test, split tensile test, soundness etc.


Soil Test: Core cutter test, compaction test,sand replacement test, triaxial test, consolidation test etc.

Bitumen Test: Ductility test, softening point test, gravity test, penetration test etc.

2. INVESTIGATION OF SOIL:

Various soil tests are conducted to determine the settlement and stability of soils before starting a construction. So as a civil engineer, you should have enough knowledge of these tests which are performed at the site.

3. USES OF SURVEYING INSTRUMENTS:

Usages of surveying instruments like the total station, theodolite etc is also a mandatory knowledge for every civil engineer. These instruments are used for marking and measurements.

4. STANDARD CODES USED IN CONSTRUCTION:

Every country has their standard safety specifications (eg: Is Code) for construction related works. All new construction should be done by following all the rules and procedures mentioned in the standard codes. Otherwise, chances of failure of a structure will be always high.

5. BAR BENDING SCHEDULE:

Bar bending schedule is an essential chart for civil engineers. It provides the reinforcement calculation of RC beam such as cutting length, type of bending, the length of bending etc.

6. DRAWING AND DESIGN:

Drawing and design are the primary keys of an ongoing project. It provides all the required specifications of that project. Every site engineers should have the analyzing power of such drawings and designs.

7. ESTIMATION AND BILLS:

Estimation and bills should be prepared by a civil engineer in a construction project.

8. QUALITY CONTROL:

Quality control ensures the profit of a project by reducing the extra costs. So you must have a basic knowledge of quality control.

9. ON FIELD MANAGEMENT:

Knowledge of form-work, concreting, safety measures etc is also a key aspect.

10. COORDINATION WITH LABOR:

As a civil engineer, you must know how to deal with labors in a site.
Very useful post. ..tnq
 
Feb 24, 2018
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Kenyq
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CIVIL ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS:

THESE ARE THE TOP 10 CIVIL ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL CIVIL ENGINEER:

1. TESTS OF BUILDING MATERIALS:

A good civil engineer should have proper knowledge of different tests of building materials. Some important tests are listed below.

Concrete Test: Slump test, compression test, split tensile test, soundness etc.


Soil Test: Core cutter test, compaction test,sand replacement test, triaxial test, consolidation test etc.

Bitumen Test: Ductility test, softening point test, gravity test, penetration test etc.

2. INVESTIGATION OF SOIL:

Various soil tests are conducted to determine the settlement and stability of soils before starting a construction. So as a civil engineer, you should have enough knowledge of these tests which are performed at the site.

3. USES OF SURVEYING INSTRUMENTS:

Usages of surveying instruments like the total station, theodolite etc is also a mandatory knowledge for every civil engineer. These instruments are used for marking and measurements.

4. STANDARD CODES USED IN CONSTRUCTION:

Every country has their standard safety specifications (eg: Is Code) for construction related works. All new construction should be done by following all the rules and procedures mentioned in the standard codes. Otherwise, chances of failure of a structure will be always high.

5. BAR BENDING SCHEDULE:

Bar bending schedule is an essential chart for civil engineers. It provides the reinforcement calculation of RC beam such as cutting length, type of bending, the length of bending etc.

6. DRAWING AND DESIGN:

Drawing and design are the primary keys of an ongoing project. It provides all the required specifications of that project. Every site engineers should have the analyzing power of such drawings and designs.

7. ESTIMATION AND BILLS:

Estimation and bills should be prepared by a civil engineer in a construction project.

8. QUALITY CONTROL:

Quality control ensures the profit of a project by reducing the extra costs. So you must have a basic knowledge of quality control.

9. ON FIELD MANAGEMENT:

Knowledge of form-work, concreting, safety measures etc is also a key aspect.

10. COORDINATION WITH LABOR:

As a civil engineer, you must know how to deal with labors in a site.
A good article
 
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CIVIL ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS:

THESE ARE THE TOP 10 CIVIL ENGINEERING REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL CIVIL ENGINEER:

1. TESTS OF BUILDING MATERIALS:

A good civil engineer should have proper knowledge of different tests of building materials. Some important tests are listed below.

Concrete Test: Slump test, compression test, split tensile test, soundness etc.


Soil Test: Core cutter test, compaction test,sand replacement test, triaxial test, consolidation test etc.

Bitumen Test: Ductility test, softening point test, gravity test, penetration test etc.

2. INVESTIGATION OF SOIL:

Various soil tests are conducted to determine the settlement and stability of soils before starting a construction. So as a civil engineer, you should have enough knowledge of these tests which are performed at the site.

3. USES OF SURVEYING INSTRUMENTS:

Usages of surveying instruments like the total station, theodolite etc is also a mandatory knowledge for every civil engineer. These instruments are used for marking and measurements.

4. STANDARD CODES USED IN CONSTRUCTION:

Every country has their standard safety specifications (eg: Is Code) for construction related works. All new construction should be done by following all the rules and procedures mentioned in the standard codes. Otherwise, chances of failure of a structure will be always high.

5. BAR BENDING SCHEDULE:

Bar bending schedule is an essential chart for civil engineers. It provides the reinforcement calculation of RC beam such as cutting length, type of bending, the length of bending etc.

6. DRAWING AND DESIGN:

Drawing and design are the primary keys of an ongoing project. It provides all the required specifications of that project. Every site engineers should have the analyzing power of such drawings and designs.

7. ESTIMATION AND BILLS:

Estimation and bills should be prepared by a civil engineer in a construction project.

8. QUALITY CONTROL:

Quality control ensures the profit of a project by reducing the extra costs. So you must have a basic knowledge of quality control.

9. ON FIELD MANAGEMENT:

Knowledge of form-work, concreting, safety measures etc is also a key aspect.

10. COORDINATION WITH LABOR:

As a civil engineer, you must know how to deal with labors in a site.
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