2022: Celebrating Women in Civil Engineering
02 Aug 22
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Civil engineering has hugely evolved over the years regarding the building, designing, and maintaining of the world’s built and natural environments. Originally, the term ‘civil engineer’ did not officially exist due to the similarity, it shared with military engineers. This was because historically, the process of developing environments such as bridges and waterways was like military construction projects. It was only the realisation that engineers could also work on non-military projects that created the diversification between the two terms. The modern world is complex, and it is becoming more difficult as the population increases and technology advances; civil engineering processes have done the same.
Latest Technology Inventions in Civil Engineering
Perhaps you’re looking into a civil engineering degree? Innovations in civil engineering play a vital role in optimising construction projects, making them faster and more durable. Though, the functions of a civil engineer can be split into three categories:
- Before construction
- During construction
- After construction
This means that technology is being continually updated to improve the efficiency of every stage of a construction project. Interested in combining civil engineering with technological skills? This could be the perfect industry for you. Let us look at some of the specific technology inventions in civil engineering.
3D Printing Technology – Is it the Future of Construction?
What if there was a way to cut concrete use by 75%? Well, 3D printing makes this possible by creating a method that develops construction elements or even entire buildings, that prints layer-by-layer, concrete, polymer, metal or other materials. It’s now possible to undertake rapid prototyping, create unique ‘one-off’ designs’, and reduce waste. This innovation has created a real possibility that 3D printing could be the future of construction technology. Does this interest you and do you want to get a feel of it for yourself? In which case, perhaps try looking into civil engineering degree apprenticeships in Manchester. At the University of Bolton, our BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering course offers you vocational experience helping you use your civil engineering degree to boost your employment opportunities.
Remote Data Sharing
Civil engineers need a review tool to digitise the drawing review process on projects. In essence, it’s digitalisation that allows for better collaboration. This is because it creates an intelligent and advanced system for civil engineering structures that monitors online measurement, and data archiving. It’s this monitoring system that creates alignment by sharing remote online data on construction sites in real-time.
Have you heard of kinetic energy? In essence, it is the energy that an object has because of its motion. Kinetic roads are a similar concept that refers to gaining energy from the kinetic energy produced by moving vehicles and turning it into electrical energy. This is creating a new research area in civil engineering relating to road infrastructure that captures and stores any wasted energy on pavements for later use.
Civil Engineering Degrees at the University of Bolton
Are you looking for a civil engineering degree? Well, you can join this civil engineering world with one of our oldest, most highly accredited civil engineering degrees right here at Bolton! With our courses being run for over 40 years, our students love our civil engineering degrees. Our courses are highly regarded by the industry, with accreditations from established engineering bodies like the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. Come and enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe at the University of Bolton and gain a valuable civil engineering degree, helping you start your career in an exciting industry revolutionised by continual advances in technology.
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