Civil construction truly shapes the world around us. Everything from massive bridges for transportation to walkway construction and wastewater treatment centers to dams, the civil field encompasses some of the most essential building projects that are completed in our world each year.
Civil projects are usually classified under the umbrella of civil engineering instead of being considered a branch of construction. This is because of the need for extensive planning and coordination between a variety of engineers and design specialists before any construction can begin.
Civil construction is often defined as a branch of Civil Engineering involved with the maintenance, design, and development of both natural and physically built environments. Civil construction companies do more than build structures.
They also manage natural and existing environments like water reservoirs, hillsides, and mountain ridges, in addition to other areas that interface with human-made infrastructure.
Contractors bidding on civil projects need to know about grading, erosion control, access rights, public impact, legal regulations, and much more so they can understand what’s involved in any given request.