by Bijan Sarhangpour
Bijan Sarhangpour is an experienced engineer who specializes in several areas, including civil engineering.
Though he started with a degree in mechanical engineering, he soon studied in other disciplines around the globe.
What is Civil Engineering?
Professionals trained in civil engineering, like BijanSarhangpour, argue that it is one of the oldest engineering disciplines.
Technically, the first person who laid a tree across a river as a bridge or put a roof over their head for shelter started this branch of engineering.
Civil engineering refers to the built environment around us, ranging from space stations to bridges, high-rise buildings, hydroelectric dams, and subway stations.
Many of these creations fall under the civil engineering subfield, structural engineering.
Other common examples of civil engineering that you've likely encountered yourself include:
* Stores and Commercial Buildings
* Homes and Storage Spaces
* Automobile Parts (i.e., doors, bumpers, windshields, etc.)