Q: What skills are necessary for Civil Engineers?
A: Civil engineering is a people serving profession and relies more than any other engineering discipline upon communication skills (written and oral), the perception of, and sensitivity to, the needs of society. Also, in many projects civil engineers must interact with other engineers, architects, city planners, and scientists with diverse backgrounds. Thus, working in teams is another important skill for Civil Engineers.
Q: Do Civil Engineers use computers and computer technologies?
A: An enormous amount of the engineering software on the market is written by and for Civil Engineers. Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS), and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are examples of modern telecommunication/informatics technologies that are incorporated into many civil engineering projects. Civil Engineers are among the first to embrace the available high technology; indeed, they are a very important driving force behind many breakthroughs in automation and computer-aided design (CAD).