UNDERSTAND MODERN

CIVIL INDUSTRY

IT'S HUGE

IT'S BOOMING

IT'S HIGH-TECH

PREPARE YOURSELF

Welcome to the next big thing

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INDUSTRY EXPECTATIONS

Once you know the industry expectations, you can prepare yourself. Isn't it? Here is the guidance for you.

There are primarily six work areas in which industry expects you to be skilled, as given below.It is based on inputs from multiple industry experts. Industry expects you to be ready to work from day one of the job. You are expected to already be trained as they would not have time to train you. Know the trending skills and prepare yourself.

Desired

Areas of

 Technical Expertise

As a civil engineer, your industry expects you be skilled in following work areas:

  • 2D Drafting

  • 3D Modelling and Detailing

  • Structural Design and Analysis

  • Foundation Design and Analysis

  • Estimation, and

  • Construction management (PPM)

Prepare for all these areas to shine out in booming phase of the Civil industry.

All the Best!

 

REQUIRED DRAFTING SKILLS

It is used to draw floor plans, elevations, section, detailing of RCC, etc. For all practical purposes (e.g., design, construction, inspection, etc.) 2D drawing sheets are printed and distributed. These are mostly drawn in AutoCAD and AutoRebar. You must plan to be expert in same.

 
Autocad 2D

AutoCAD 2D

Floor plan, Section, Elevation, Site layout & more...

Most widely used software

Autocad 3D

AutoCAD 3D

Exterior, Interior 3D visualization – Rarely used in Civil Industry

AutoRebar

AutoRebar

Used for Rebar detailing

Critical for site work for correct rebar layout

LATEST 3D MODELING SKILLS

3D modeling has two primary purposes. First one is to ensure accurate engineering design and construction. The second purpose is to validate the aesthetic appearance. Look at the industry favorite tools in use.

RevitArch

Revit Arch.

Revit Architecture is an engineering software used for multiple purposes, including estimation.

3DSMax

3DS Max

It is non-engineering software but very powerful for aesthetic usage. Widely used in Interior and exterior design

Google sketchup

Google Sketchup

It is non-engineering conceptualization tool, good for beginners. 

MANDATORY SKILLS - STRUCTURAL DESIGN

A civil engineer  cannot be called a civil engineer if found weak in this area. Isn't it?

Get to know what is trending in industry and cover it completely to rock in the job. 

ManualDesign

Manual Design

Based on fundamentals and IS codes being used in the industry

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STAAD.Pro

Oldest design and analysis 

software used in the industry. Good for G+3 buildings 

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ETABS

Latest software being used in the industry. Good for high rise buildings.

 
 
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SAP 2000

Fantastic tool for design and analysis of dynamic structures, like bridge

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Revit Structure

Design and analysis tool picking up in industry as it is part of Revit suite

STRONG FOUNDATION SKILLS

String foundation is needed for anything to be stable, so is the need of civil industry. Know the right skills in this area

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SAFE

Integrated design of slabs, mats, and footings. Import data from CAD, excel, DB, etc.

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STAAD Foundation

Works with STAAD.Pro, 5o different modules, 5 international codes

ESTIMATION SKILLS - CRITICAL SKILL

Right estimation is a critical skill for any business. If your estimate is high, you will not be able to meet competition, if your estimate in low, you will not remain profitable. Striking right balance is essential for working in the civil industry. Below are the tools you must know

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BlueBeam Revu

Widely used in construction and architecture, works with PDF files

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Excel sheets

Most of the companies use their customized excel sheets to suit them

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT - PPM SKILLS

Civil projects are high in resource volume and labor activities. As a civil engineer, you will get the chance of management sooner than you would assume. Proper approach of management and use of suitable tools is the key of success. Know what you need to learn.