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Exclusive: 10 Best Things You need To Know About Studying Civil Engineering



 
  1. Until modern times there was no clear distinction between civil engineering and architecture design, and the terms engineer and architect often referred to the same person until the 18th century.


  2. In the 18th century, the term “civil engineering” came into use to describe engineering work that was performed by civilians for nonmilitary purposes.


  3. The first self-proclaimed civil engineer was John Smeaton who constructed the Eddystone Lighthouse.


  4. Civil engineers frequently work on complex projects which involve many technical, economic, social and environmental factors.


  5. Civil engineering takes place on all levels: in the public sector from municipal through to national governments, and in the private sector from individual homeowners through to international companies.

  6. Civil engineers also help to preserve the environment by assisting in the cleaning up of existing pollution and planning ways to reduce future pollution of air, land and water.


  7. The first private college to teach Civil Engineering in the United States was Norwich University, Vermont, founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge.


  8. The first degree in Civil Engineering in the United States was awarded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1835.


  9. The first civil engineering degree to be awarded to a woman was granted by Cornell University to Nora Stanton Blatch in 1905.


  10. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) was founded in a coffee shop in London in 1818 by eight young civil engineers, the youngest was 19. 
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