FAQ

What is civil engineering?

Civil engineering is everything you see that’s been built around us. It’s about roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply and much more. The kinds of things we take for granted but would find life very hard to live without.

What is the work environment like for a building engineer?

Building engineers work in an office or at the site that needs repairs. Usually, they separate the time they spend at both locations to get their work done. Some days may require them to commute into the city, whereas other days may lead to them visiting a home in a rural area.

Explain the concept of built up area and super built-up area.

Built up area includes the carpet area as well as any space occupied by walls, pillars, and ducts. In most cases, the built-up area is calculated as an excess of 10% of the carpet area. The super built-up area covers the built-up area as well as any areas that used by building amenities such as life passages, lobby, stairs, gym, clubhouse, etc.

There are three primary types of reinforcements that are used in the prestressing process. They are:

• Spalling Reinforcements.
• Equilibrium Reinforcements.
• Bursting Reinforcements.

Projection line can be described as the way in which the earth is displayed on a flat piece of paper.

The main steps involved in the concreting process are as follows:

• Batching
• Mixing
• Transporting and placement of concrete
• Compacting