Outdated and Old Infrastructures: Civil Engineering a Stable Modern Infrastructures

While civil engineering has provided a lot of infrastructures made for our everyday lives, not enough has gone into maintaining it.



By: Arjan Shankhi, Journalist

What is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is the construction and design of public works, such as houses, dams, roads, tunnels, bridges, and other infrastructure projects.  Civil engineers design, supervise, construct, and maintain construction projects. The public is more likely to remember the name of the civil engineering projects than the names of the engineers who built them. These include the Eiffel Tower, which was named after Gustave Eiffel, the Golden Gate Bridge, which Charles Ellis and Joseph Strauss made, and more great engineering civil projects which were made out of civil engineering.

Problems in Civil Engineering

While civil engineering has provided a lot of infrastructures made for our everyday lives, not enough has gone into maintaining it. Outdated transportation and old structures are in need to be modernized to make them more dependable and safer. Engineers in the United Kingdom are trying to send electromagnetic waves through the ground to find buried objects that are part of the plumbing networks and the latest communications. This will allow civil engineers to map them out to improve waste treatment and telephone networks. This will help make those systems much stronger against possible disasters. As the world becomes more connected to technology, systems like the power grid are progressively organized using networks of computers. Unfortunately, this increases the risks of hacker attacks. To prevent hackers from attacking infrastructure, civil engineers rely on computer engineers.

The solution in Civil Engineering 

Computer engineers are developing solutions to prevent hackers from attacking the system and only trusted engineers can access the system. This involves developing more safe software and applying new hardware like face or fingerprint scanners to only a certain type of people.

In Conclusion about Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is an active, positive effort for improving and saving lives. Technology has advanced at an unbelievable pace. We can say that whatever the future holds for engineering it will have bright ideas using fundamental skills because this is what engineering is all about like using the engineering process to tackle significant challenges.









The world’s natural ecosystem includes, forests, rainforests, savanna, coastlines, and wetlands show an important part of nature’s infrastructure that is an essential need for bridges, houses, roads, and other large infrastructure projects. In urban areas, investments in natural infrastructure like wetlands and parks can improve the safety and health of urban citizens. People should focus on opportunities to help rural and urban communities. People also should focus on the environment through strong infrastructure investments. For the past 50 years, The world will be better off because these bright policies can protect communities and can improve natural resources.