The government in Queensland has made the decision to reclassify coastal hazard areas based on the potential for sea levels to rise. This decision is expected to benefit both long term planning and local councils in deciding on the use for land in these hazard areas. The decision has been applauded by industry members and experts as a way to enable more prudent planning and decision making for future land development designs. Continue reading
Storm water management’s history started in the 80s when the EPA did a Nationwide Urban run-off Program (NURP) study. This study was to evaluate the extent of the effects of urban run-off on water quality problems, and also to evaluate how to control urban run-off. The recommendation that resulted from the NURP study was that urban run-off should be added to the list of environmental issues that require control in order to protect water quality. Continue reading
The civil engineering industry in the United Kingdom has grown by almost a fifth in the last year! Research has shown that this growth has taken place across the country, equating to very positive things for the economy.
It is documented that at the end of 2014, there were 159,000 people working in the civil engineering sector. That was an increase of 17.7% which amounts to an additional 135,000 people from the year of 2013. This is actually the fastest increase in employees that the civil engineering sector has experienced in the last five years. This is an impressive peak but it is still below the high of 174,000 employees that were employed in the sector in 2009. Continue reading
As the economy continues to improve, so too will the construction market. To catalyse and sustain this growth, new trends are already emerging within the global construction market. The following trends described in this post will show a glimpse of how the construction market is continuing to evolve and what it will look like throughout 2015 and beyond.
The old idea that engineering design and construction companies were separate entities has been scrapped in favour for a more efficient joint effort. For example, important data for engineering design is often created in-house, then contracted out to an outsourced firm to develop. This method relies on many individual components and companies working together, which is practically a recipe for time mismanagement and miscommunication. Continue reading
Engineering is a career that requires a large amount of skill and knowledge in order to do the job properly. It is an industry that is constantly dveloping and changing as new technologies and methods are explored. For new engineers entering the sector this can be quite daunting. However, those who have been employed as engineers for several years can also find it tricky to always be up to date. Making the time to investigate, research and learn new skills is essential to being the best engineer possible! Continue reading