What is civil engineering?

Civil engineering is all about people. It’s the work that civil engineers do to develop and improve the services and facilities we, the public, all use.

We rely on civil engineering every day for a variety of things: from supplying energy and clean water to our homes, to processing and recycling our waste, to finding solutions to problems like pollution.

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Civil engineering projects

What is civil engineering?

Civil engineers around the world are working on some amazing structures, buildings and facilities

What do civil engineers do?

What is civil engineering?

Thinking about a career in civil engineering and want know what civil engineers do?

This is Civil Engineering

What is civil engineering?

Have you seen one of our This is Civil Engineering banners on a construction site in the UK?

Who are civil engineers?

Who are civil engineers?

Read real civil engineers' stories, from their first jobs to managing big engineering projects

Teaching resources

Teaching resources

Find everything you need to inspire our engineers of the future in the classroom

Student activities

Student activities

Join us at the Big Bang and other events to get hands-on experience of civil engineering in action