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  • Municipal Infrastructure Design
  • Land Development Services
  • Construction Management & Observation
  • Road Design & Traffic Analysis
  • Water Supply, Distribution & Treatment
  • Wastewater Collection & Treatment
  • Storm Water Drainage & Flood Control
  • Site Grading
  • Revegetation & Erosion Control
  • Land Use Constraint Mapping
  • Dams & Reservoirs
  • Groundwater
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Solid Waste & Environmental Services


What is a Civil Engineer:

Viaduct in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.

A civil engineer designs cities. The oldest of the engineering professions, civil engineers originally designed forts, bridges, and roads for military applications, but later engineers applied their skills to address civilian needs. Civil engineers design our transportation network, provide safe drinking water and treat wastewater, protect society against the destructive power of Mother Nature, build tall structures, analyze groundwater and geotechnical conditions, dig canals, and construct dams and reservoirs. Civil engineers are involved in the designing the necessary infrastructure that we take for granted.

Civil engineering is a profession that serves the people first. "Today's engineers are expected to support and enhance our way of life by synthesizing increasingly complex engineering systems using methods that are socially, economically, and environmentally responsible." (From the Colorado School Mines Division of Engineering website.) It relies upon adequate communication between the client, government employees, and the general public. Civil engineers are being called upon to find innovative solutions to complex problems in our nation's infrastructure while being sensitive to the needs of society.

Great Civil Engineering Sites for Kids:

Arch bridge near Red Cliff, Colorado

Civil Engineering Technical Schools & Universities in Colorado:

Shoshone Power Plant in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado

Professional Engineering Societies:

  • Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 133,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide, and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's vision is to position engineers as global leaders building a better quality of life.
  • The Institution of Civil Engineers is a global organization that exists to promote and progress civil engineering.

More Information:

Gamba & Associates, Inc.
Consulting Engineers & Land Surveyors

Tel: 970/945-2550 Fax: 970/945-1410 www.gambaengineering.com
113 Ninth Street, Suite 214 P.O. Box 1458 Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81602
Send your questions and comments to gamba@gambaengineering.com.
Last Modification: April 22, 2005