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What is a Civil Engineer (Career Profile)


Civil engineers build real cities, from roads and bridges to tunnels, public buildings, and sewer systems.  Projects have three phases: preconstruction  planning, implementation, and infrastructure maintenance.  The preconstruction phase involves surveying land, reviewing plans, assessing funding and needs, then making decisions about schedule, materials, and staffing.  Most work is done indoors during this phase.  Implementation is when construction begins, and many civil engineers spend considerable time on-site reviewing progress and coordinating all construction.  One engineer said, "Sometimes you live out there for two or three days at a time." Problems must be solved on the spot, and civil engineers are the only ones with the knowledge and responsibility to do so.  Infrastructure maintenance, which includes stress-tests, evaluations, and on-going support, takes place after construction is finished.  Civil engineers move back to their offices to wrap up all paperwork and make all final adjustments to the project.  Then it is time to start the process again. Civil engineers work hard.  Hours can be long, government funding cuts can destroy a project, deadlines are firm, and weather can throw projects off schedule.  If the timetable degenerates, an engineer has to overcome scheduling obstacles with ingenuity. Nearly all our surveys mentioned creativity as the first or second-most important trait a civil engineer can have.  About half of all civil engineers are employed by federal, state, or local governments, which means they must be ready for bureaucratic delays, political stalls, and lots and lots of paperwork.  Though civil engineers don't know where or when their next project will be, this doesn't seem to faze them.  "Projects can last up to ten years, so it's not exactly like you're moving every week," said one engineer we spoke with.  Satisfaction is strong; most wouldn't trade their occupation for any other.

Career Profile

# of people in profession: 183,140
% male: 90
% female: 10
average hours per week: 45
average starting salary: $ 39,000
average salary after 5 years: $ 70,000
average salary after 10 to 15 years: $ 90,000
Professionals Read: Journal of Materials Engineering, Structural Engineering
Book, Films and TV Shows Featuring the Profession: Bridge on the River Quai, Making Manhattan, The Brooklyn Bridge, The Dresden Project

Major Employers:
Pacific Bell
1010 Wilshire
Room 428
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: 213-975-5915
Fax: 213-250-5590
Contact:
Tennessee Valley Authority
400 West Summit Hill Drive
Knoxville, TN 37902
Tel: 423-632-2101
Fax: 423-633-0372
Contact: Human Resources
U.S. Army
932 North Greenbay Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
Tel: 847-662-5260
Fax: 847-662-5347
Contact:
You'll Associate With: Architects, Construction Managers, Structural Engineers, Urban Planners

Major Associations:
American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Tel: 800-548-2723
Fax: 703-295-6337
Contact: Personnel
Institute of Transportation Engineers
525 School Street, SW
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20024-2797
Tel: 202-554-8050
Fax: 202-863-5486
Contact: Louisa Ward
Junior Engineering Technical Society
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703-548-5387
Fax: 703-548-0769
Contact: Cathy McGowen

What is a Structural Engineer?  (Career Profile)

Structural engineers are employed primarily by government agencies responsible for inspecting construction projects for safety and adherence to local and federal building standards.  Structural engineers work with people in related professions, such as electricians and drywallers, to obtain information about construction sites and about these workers' roles in any project.  SEs don't mind that some see them as the police of the construction industry; most enjoy making sure that structures are safe and sound.  "If we don't do our job, everyone pays," wrote one SE, who noted that people just assume the places they live, play, and work are all safe.  Without the work that a structural engineer does, all of these assumptions "would come crumbling down.  " Much of the structural engineer's job takes place on-site, often outdoors, at the various stages of construction of public and private projects.  SEs often work closely with construction managers and have to be careful to avoid forming relationships that could cloud their professional judgment.  "They all want to be your friend so you'll help them out," one SE wrote, "but you can't be."  The structural integrity of a building is based on sound engineering principles and the use of high-quality materials; no amount of amicability can keep a building standing without those things.  Many noted that construction managers will argue for the integrity of their constructions when they do not meet building codes.  Structural engineers have to be above reproach at their jobs; too much is at stake for everyone involved.  An unusual aspect of being a structural engineer is that an engineer has to understand the timing of construction projects better than the construction manager himself.  This is because random inspections and unsupervised tours through the construction site are critical to keeping builders honest and the public safe.  If a structural engineer conducts these inspections at a time when construction is stalled, insignificant, or complete, he cannot tell whether the work was done properly without tearing down the building.  "You've got to know when a company is most likely to have problems and watch them like a hawk," wrote one, claiming that structural engineers are so in tune with tomfoolery in the industry that an interview, offsite, with the construction manager can tell them whether the job is being done correctly or not.  Not all agreed on using ESP to assess construction managers.  They did agree that structural engineers have to have a keen eye for detail and a comprehensive understanding of building standards and materials and that their job is a difficult, important, and rewarding one.

Career Profile

# of people in profession: 12,500
% male: 95
% female: 5
average hours per week: 45
average starting salary: $ 34,000
average salary after 5 years: $ 45,000
average salary after 10 to 15 years: $ 55,000
Professionals Read: Engineering News-Record
Book, Films and TV Shows Featuring the Profession: Breaking Point, The Towering Inferno

Major Employers:
Sargent & Lundy
55 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: 312-269-2000
Fax: 312-269-3596
Contact: Carol Talaronek
Post, Buckly, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc.
2001 NW 107th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172
Tel: 305-592-7275
Fax: 305-597-9446
Contact: Joan Chittenden
Sverdrup Civil Inc.
7600 Leesburg Pike
Suite 210 East Building
Falls Church, VA 22043
Tel: 703-790-5113
Contact:
You'll Associate With: Architects, Construction Managers, Civil Engineers, Government Officials

Major Associations:
Associated Landscape Contractors of America
150 Elden Street
Suite 270
Herndon, VA 20170
Tel: 703-736-9666
Fax: 703-736-9668
Contact: Lori Saunders
National Society of Professional Engineers
1420 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2794
Tel: 703-684-2800
Fax: 703-836-4875
Contact:
American Consulting Engineers Council
1015 15th Street, NW
Suite 802
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 202-347-7474
Fax: 202-898-0068
Contact:
 

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STRESS ANALYST (aircraft mfg.)

Conducts stress analyses on designs of experimental, prototype, or production aircraft, space vehicles, surface effect vehicles, missiles, and related components to evaluate ability to withstand stresses imposed during flight or ground operations: Analyzes ability of structural components to withstand stresses imposed by static, dynamic, or thermal loads, due to operational or test conditions. Studies preliminary specifications and design requirements to determine strength and bending characteristics of parts, assemblies, and total airframe. Consults with design personnel regarding results of analyses and need for additional analysis, testing, or design modifications. Formulates $T3mathematical model$T1 of stress problem or devises other methods of computer analysis or simulation to assist in stress analysis

For free calculations go to the Calculator page.  The calculators should be used with caution.  Many of these calculators are not verified and are only intended to provide for a starting point in performing a design calculations.  All final design calculations should  be performed using verified and validated programs or calculators that have documented evidence of the verification and validation.


The following links have been reviewed and approved to be the best civil/structural engineering information available on the internet, so please enjoy and if you have a better link of civil/structural engineering information, email it to SiteManager@i-edainc.com .

 

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Civil Engineering Virtual Library
Georgia Institute of Technology hosts this index which includes universities, organizations, government agencies, and commercial sites.

 

American Society of Civil Engineers
Organization and membership information. Publications information includes employment classifieds.

 

CivilEngineeringJobs.Com
Posts job openings for civil engineers in fields including construction, research and water resources. Submit a resume and get the newsletter.

 

Engineering Software Center
Browse the company database and find civil engineering software specifications by category or keyword. Join in a discussion and read reviews.

 

ICE - Civil Engineering Resources
Cornell University offers Internet Connections for Engineering, a list of links to organizations, companies and research centers.

 

Civil Engineering Virtual Exposition
Discover civil engineering news and publications, view exhibition booths, and find info for concrete, geotechnical, road, and water engineering.

 

Civil Engineering Research Foundation
Learn about the organization's goals, research projects, events, publications and technology centers.

 

CE News Online
Monthly magazine offers news, features, opinions and advice to civil engineers. Search article abstracts, find contacts, or check events.

 

Civil Engineering Scholarly Societies
Catalogues Web pages and gopher servers maintained by or for scholarly societies across the world.

 

Civil & Structural Engineering ResourceWeb
Engineer from the Singapore Housing & Development Board furnishes a large links to resources on the web, including universities and software.

 

Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition 2000
Get details about the annual meeting's program, events, exhibits, registration procedure and Seattle location.

 

Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
Published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Examine the table of contents, order a subscription, or read the mission statement.

 

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Presents committee reports, membership information and publications from this professional body.

 

Institution of Civil Engineers
Organization with international membership offers meeting announcements, a publications catalog, a FAQ and membership information.

 

Bridgesite
Offers news and histories of bridge engineering and construction. Visit the book store, take the quiz, or check the job announcements.

 

Build It & Bust It
Place for engineers to use those skills, offering the opportunity to build, test and review designs through the use of a Java applet.

 

Bunau-Varilla, Philippe Jean - MSN Encarta
Contains a description of the Paris-born engineer's role in the construction of the Panama Canal.

 

Civil & Structural Engineering ResourceWeb
Engineer from the Singapore Housing & Development Board furnishes a large links to resources on the web, including universities and software.

 

Civil Engineering Virtual Exposition
Discover civil engineering news and publications, view exhibition booths, and find info for concrete, geotechnical, road, and water engineering.

 

Civil Engineering Virtual Library
Georgia Institute of Technology hosts this index which includes universities, organizations, government agencies, and commercial sites.

 

Eiffel Tower Equation
A math challenge based on the calculations of Gustave Eiffel, the structral engineer who designed Paris' Eiffel Tower.

 

ICE - Civil Engineering Resources
Cornell University offers Internet Connections for Engineering, a list of links to organizations, companies and research centers.

 

iCivilEngineer
Search this resource to find technological reports, research data and questionnaires related to the field of engineering. Browse popular topics.

 

Information Technology in Construction
Offered by the Univ. of Ljubljana in Slovenia, this directory features links to bibliographies, research projects and software.

 

Live! - Civil Engineering Publications
Students of civil engineering can find full-text articles and trial publications with the help of links posted by the LookSmart Live! community.

 

Lund University - The Civil Engineer's Mega Bookmark
Collection of resources features links to professional organizations, mailing lists, universities, research tips and building codes.

 

MSN Encarta - Artesian Well
Find a definition of the type of well where pressure at the bottom forces water up to ground level.

 

MSN Encarta - Canal
General guide to the canal waterway, including details on construction and history.

 

MSN Encarta - Flood Control
Check out the causes and attempts to lessen the impact of flooding. Includes ancient history and modern legislation.

 

NOVA Online - Super Bridge
Based on an episode of the PBS television series, this Web site offers a bridge-building game, a teacher's guide and engineering links.

 

Roebling, John A. - MSN Encarta
Offers a brief profile of the 19th-century civil engineer who designed the Brooklyn Bridge.

 

SC Solutions Bridge Engineering Resources
Pointers to bridge engineering events, government agencies, universities, associations, companies and software.

 

Traffic Control - MSN Encarta
Introduces this field of engineering concerned with the efficient flow of vehicles and the elimination of road hazards.

 

Virtual Engineer
Information network for engineers features jokes, a library, a mailing list and a directory of building products.

 

World Lecture Hall - Civil and Industrial Engineering
Find links to faculties worldwide who are using the Web to deliver civil engineering lecture notes and course materials.

 

Bricsnet.com
Information for architects and construction engineers. With technical guides, product forums, events listings, and classifieds.

 

Urban Icons - Leaning Tower of Pisa
Extensive site on famous Italian landmark, with news, information, history, links, image gallery, and proposals for remedial engineering.
   
CE News Online
Monthly magazine offers news, features, opinions and advice to civil engineers. Search article abstracts, find contacts, or check events.

 

Civil Engineering - ASCE
Scan the table of contents, read abstracts, and explore the archives of this magazine published by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

Anbar Civil Engineering Journal Coverage List
Explore links to civil engineering and building science journals, provided by an international abstracting and database service.

 

Building Research and Information
Read the journal's mission statement, request a free sample copy, or check the event calendar for upcoming conferences.

 

Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Browse instructions for authors, find out how to order a subscription, or review the publication's editorial policy.

 

Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics
Check a list of upcoming conferences, submit the subscription form, or read a summary of the journal's contents.

 

Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
Browse the table of contents, find job announcements, order a subscription, or check the event calendar.

 

Engineering Structures
Order a subscription to this journal for earthquake, wind and ocean engineering research.

 

Journal of Architectural Engineering
Click on "Aim & Scope" to order a subscription, read abstracts, or check submission guidelines for authors.

 

Journal of Bridge Engineering
Contains submission information for authors, a mission statement, subscription rates and a table of contents.

 

Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering
Published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Examine the table of contents, order a subscription, or read the mission statement.

 

Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
Take a look at the current issue's table of contents, and read abstracts. Published by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

Journal of Infrastructure Systems
Abstracts from a journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers, indexed by author, reviewer and subject.

 

Journal of Structural Engineering
Find the table of contents, a mission statement, subscription fees and author submission guidelines.

 

Journal of Transportation Engineering
Explains how to order a subscription, and briefly describes the journal's content. Published by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

 

Structural Design of Tall Buildings
Lists the topics covered by this journal from John Wiley & Sons, and provides a subscription form.

 

Engineering Job Source
Find out about two free weekly publications, the Michigan Engineering Job Source and Illinois Engineering Job Source.

 

ICE - Civil Engineering Resources
Cornell University offers Internet Connections for Engineering, a list of links to organizations, companies and research centers.

 

Internet Connections for Engineering
Offers links to resources related to chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

 

National Engineering Search
Employment consultant specializing in software, mechanical and electrical engineering.

 

Structural Engineering Institute
Describes the courses and publications offered by this American Society of Civil Engineers research group.

 

Kungl Tekniska Hogskolan - Dept. Structural Engineering
Presents lists of the department's publications, and describes the research projects. Located in Stockholm.

 

Int'l Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering
Submit the membership application, review programs and registration guidelines for upcoming conferences, or order publications.

 

Journal of Structural Engineering
Find the table of contents, a mission statement, subscription fees and author submission guidelines.

 

Nat'l Council of Structural Engineering Associations
Browse articles and news releases, check the event calendar, join a discussion forum, or get membership information.

 

Civil & Structural Engineering ResourceWeb
Engineer from the Singapore Housing & Development Board furnishes a large links to resources on the web, including universities and software.

 

Structural Control & Earthquake Eng. Laboratory
Watch videos of Washington University's structural engineering experiments, review benchmark studies, or scan project descriptions.

 

KAPA Limited
Contains a history of this architectural design and structural engineering firm, as well as details about services and an email contact.

 

Applied Technology Council
California-based nonprofit corporation serving the structural engineering profession offers products, services and training workshops.

 

American Consulting Engineers
Provides everything necessary to achieve clients' goals by offering transportation, environmental, civil, and structural engineering services.
   
 

Company Profile

EDA, Incorporated provides quality-engineering services on time, on schedule and within budget.  EDA, Inc. is able to do this by performing the work correctly the first time. We accept the most challenging problems and look forward to working with the client as a team member.  EDA believes that the client should be an active participant in the work process to ensure that the product is commensurate with client expectations and is delivered within schedule and budget constraints.

EDA, Inc. belongs to the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Instrument Control Engineers, Society of Professional Engineers (ISA) and the American Nuclear Society (ANS).


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