Questions that fall into the problem domain of civil engineering or one of its sub-disciplines. Questions about buildings or other structures could usually use the "structural-engineering" tag also.

The civil engineering tag covers the design, construction and maintenance of the built environment; including bridges, infrastructure and tall structures.

Civil engineering is typically involved when projects are large in scale or affect a large area of land.

Use this tag when someone who has trained as a civil engineer is likely to be able to answer/ask your question. As with most disciplines, civil engineering encompasses a lot of specialisms and it may be necessary to further sub-categorize your question using additional tags.

Civil Engineering Sub-disciplines

Civil engineering is a very broad field. If your question is specific to any of the following disciplines, consider using the more specific tag instead of or in addition to this one:

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Water Resources Engineering

Engineering projects are often multi- and inter-disciplinary and the above list is not exhaustive.