• Question: how important is your job to the world

    Asked by ellmort123 to Stacey on 10 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Stacey Cutten

      Stacey Cutten answered on 10 Mar 2015:

      Civil engineering includes the transportation and energy sectors. For example, bridges, highways, railways, power plants. And construction includes buildings… houses, schools, hospitals. When building we also install the essential services such as electricity and plumbing!

      Now sit back and try to imagine a life without these things…. It’s quite difficult isn’t it. I know these luxuries cannot be afforded across the world, but even then, construction takes place for shelter – which is a human instinct for survival!

      An engineer in the construction industry largely plays a management role, to make sure these builds get constructed safely and on time so that everyday people, like yourself, can use them!