For the sake of those who are interested in engineering, and those who know nothing about civil engineering, I will write a short description of how the system works, and the variety of work that it covers. Civil engineers, per se, are generally people who have had university training followed by three to four years of on-site training, in the building of everything from a small manhole to a dam. The quality of the product be it under water, underground or aboveground is determined firstly by the design, and secondly by the quality of the supervision and the work of those other members of staff, like General Foreman, Foreman, Tradesmen and Labourers.
It can be a hazardous occupation, depending upon the degree with which the security of the various aspects of the job are managed to save accident. The great advantage of it is that it is not always repetitive, so that one’s interest year on year, is maintained. There is no doubt about it, it’s a tough job, in all weather conditions, and physical conditions. Then there is the responsibility of handling large sums of money, being responsible for large quantities of materials, and producing the product on time and within the budget. I think you’ll find that the pieces that I will post, emphasise these factors.