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Structural Engineering

The area of study of civil engineering that focuses on the analysis and design of structures, such as buildings and bridges. Structural engineers are responsible for the making of safe and functional structures capable of resisting loads, like those produced by earthquakes and hurricanes.

Transportation Engineering

The area of study of civil engineering that applies scientific principles to the planning, analysis, design, and operations of transportation systems such as highways, railways, marine ports, and airports to provide for the safe, rapid, confortable, convenient, economical, and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods.

Geotechnical Engineering

The area of study of civil engineering that applies earth sciences to investigate the mechanical properties of soils, their behavior, and their ability to resist loads, such as those produced by superstructures.

Environmental Engineering

The discipline that applies science and engineering principles to improve the natural environment. It deals with water resources, water quality and treatment, waste water treatment and disposal, air pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management, occupational safety and health, environmental toxicology, environmental impact assessment, public health issues, and pollution prevention.

Construction Engineering

The area of study that applies managerial sciences to the engineering processes involved in the construction of superstructure and infrastructure projects, such as buildings, bridges, highways, airports, railroads, dams, and utilities. Construction engineers ensure that the construction is carried out in accordance with the design drawings and specifications and the contract documents.

Land Surveying and Mapping

Land Surveying and Mapping is the science of determining the position of points on the surface of the Earth through the application of mathematics and the use of specialized instruments. Surveying includes the measurement of angles and distances, the establishment of horizontal and vertical control points, plan confection, cadastral measurements, highway tracing and building locations, submarine topography and oceanic depths, plus the location of legal boundaries.