Civil Engineers Impacting Lives Today

Hello, I'm a seventh grader studying civil engineering, I was wondering if you could tell me valuable information on how civil engineers impacted our lives today.
posted by Rhapsody, Mansfield on May 13, 2014

Answer by Amelia Scharrer

Hi Rhapsody! Civil engineers impact your life every single day! Civil engineers design the roads your drive on to get to school or shopping, they also design the site plans for those same schools and shopping centers. They make sure you have clean water in your house and that when you flush the toilet your waste is disposed of properly.  Civil engineers make sure that the foundations of buildings and bridges hold the building up. 

If you want to learn more about civil engineering I recommend the American Society of Civil Engineering website: http://www.asceville.org/.