Construction

Engineers build the structures that are essential to our lives: from the buildings where we live, learn, and work to the roads that we travel to go between them.

Consider all the different kinds of structures you encounter or use in a day: buildings, roads, bridges, power lines, pipelines, sewer systems, and waterworks. Within each of those categories there could be hundreds of different kinds of construction projects. Engineers work them all with professionals from many different fields.

Engineers are often the ones called upon to solve the problems that surface when a bold, new design meets real world limitations. As our population grows and available raw materials change, engineers have to get creative to build structures that are functional, cost-effective, and look nice.

  • Simil  Raghavan Posted on August 1, 2014 by Simil Raghavan
    Cindy Sheu
    Right now I am currently working on a construction site. It is pretty awesome that I get to see this project being built in front of my eyes. I previously worked with a Geotechnical Professional Engineer. It was amazing that I got to see behind the scenes work on how the foundation for windmills was prepared. It takes a lot of planning and research in order to build a foundation for a windmill.
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  • Cindy Sheu
    Field Construction Engineer
    URS Corporation
    IL
  • Deborah Suazo-Davila
    Civil Engineer
    US Army Corp of Engineers
    MS
  • Sarah Sarnecki
    Engineer I
    General Dynamics NASSCO
    CA, United States
  • Haunu Suan
    Senior Infrastructure Engineer
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Simil  Raghavan Posted on August 26, 2013 by Simil Raghavan
    Jennifer Vilbig
    As a consulting civil engineer in land development, my days vary greatly. I have many different tasks to completely on any given day including meetings, site visits, calculations, drafting, planning, writing reports or reviewing regulations.
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  • Jennifer Vilbig
    Vilbig & Associates
    Dallas, TX
  • Judy Tamir
    Senior Software Architect
    Department of Environmental Protection of New York City
    NY
  • Emily Warren Roebling
    Female Chief Engineer of building the Brooklyn Bridge
    New York University
  • Marita Cheng
    Student
    The University of Melbourne/ Imperial College London
    London, (No State Selected), United Kingdom
  • Mona Vernon
    Senior Director, Emerging Technology
    Thomson Reuters
    Boston, MA
  • Angela Foss
    Learning Support Programs Coordinator
    Coconino Community College
    AZ
  • Cheeta Soga
    Consultant
    Nitsch Engineering
    Boston, MA, United States
  • Kelly Knight
    Engineering Manager
    Bechtel National, Inc.
    Reston, VA, United States
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