Definition of civil engineering in US English:

civil engineering

noun

  • See civil engineer

    • ‘He has a doctorate in civil engineering and does transportation and safety engineering.’
    • ‘He had been engaged in the civil engineering construction industry for over 40 years.’
    • ‘The use of explosives in civil engineering is common in a large numbers of applications and it remains a critical operation to set up.’
    • ‘A difficult problem in civil engineering work exists when the sub-grade is found to be clay.’
    • ‘The company employs 12 people and works with scaffolding contractors and construction and civil engineering companies.’