2Engineering involves Math Teamwork Writing Science Problem Solving Speaking
3What’s unique to Civil Engineering? Designing structures that help people, such asRoadsBuildingsBridgesTunnelsWater Treatment PlantsDams
4Do all Civil Engineers do the same thing? No, there are many different branches of Civil Engineering, which include:Structural EngineeringGeotechnical EngineeringTransportation EngineeringEnvironmental EngineeringWater Resources EngineeringMy only comment here is in my opinion there are four types of engineering, namely: Structural, Geo, Trans, and Environmental. Water Resources would fit under Environmental. I know as Water Resources Engineer you probably feel differently b/c it Water Resource Engineering is very different than Air Quality etc.. I would suggest that you want to leave it in, change the text to say that these are a few examples of common types of engineering. As there are also Geo Environmental etc.
9Geotechnical Engineers Design TunnelsPhoto courtesy of MWRAPhoto courtesy of MWRAFoundationsTop Right picture is not shown. Ditto from the last slide on the permissions.LandfillsPhoto courtesy of Black & VeatchPhoto courtesy of Black & Veatch
10Transportation Engineers I added a interchange picture on this sheet as well. The picture Of the VA interchange bridge was stretched a little too much it was hard to see.
11Transportation Engineers Design Traffic Signals and SignsHighwaysRunwaysTrain and Subway LinesTechnically, I think traffic Lights should be Traffic Signals. The only reason why I know this is b/c a professor at NU used to always correct us when we said traffic light: lights illuminate, signals give direction...
12Environmental Engineers Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch
13Environmental Engineers Design Water Treatment Plant ProcessesWater Treatment Plants Systems? The buildings themselves are done by Structural. I know that is a detail...Underground Storage Tank ExcavationsPhoto courtesy of Black & Veatch
14Environmental Engineers Also Design Wastewater Treatment Plant ProcessesPipelinesPhoto courtesy of Black & VeatchPhoto courtesy of Black & VeatchHazardous Waste RemediationPhoto courtesy of Black & Veatch
15Water Resources Engineers Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch
16Water Resources Engineers Design ReservoirsDamsPhoto courtesy of Black & Veatch
17How do Civil Engineers design these structures? I suggest to insert one slide that follows this to answer this question before the computer model. As you said in the slide that follows this one, C.E.’s use programs to illustrate their ideas. I would def. emphasize that a computer program is just a tool. I think there is a perception out there that engineers are just computers and not real people that think. The thinking part for us is a step we automatically assume… But I think it is important to highlight.
18First they have an idea...I suggest to insert one slide that follows this to answer this question before the computer model. As you said in the slide that follows this one, C.E.’s use programs to illustrate their ideas. I would def. emphasize that a computer program is just a tool. I think there is a perception out there that engineers are just computers and not real people that think. The thinking part for us is a step we automatically assume… But I think it is important to highlight.
19Then they use computer programs to illustrate their idea...
21A Computer Design of a Wastewater Treatment Plant Courtesy of Black & Veatch
22An Actual Wastewater Treatment Plant Photo courtesy of Black & Veatch
23What kind of education do I need to become a Civil Engineer? Degree from a 4-year accredited universityTypical Civil Engineering classesCalculusPhysicsChemistryEnglish/CommunicationsElectives (i.e. History, French, Theatre, fun classes!)Start taking classes in high school if possible
24What kind of people can become Civil Engineers? All kinds!Civil Engineering is a fun and rewarding career.You too can become a Civil Engineer!
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