A list and definition of professionals you will deal with as a civil engineer


A person trained and experienced in the design of buildings and the coordination and supervision of all aspects of the construction of buildings.

Civil engineer

An engineer trained in the design and construction of static structures such as buildings, roads,tunnels, and bridges and the control of water and its contaminants.

Structural engineer

A registered engineer that majors in structural  design.

Structural designer

An experienced daughter that makes structural designs. He or she may not be a registered engineer.

Structural daughter (Draughtsman)

One who makes structural drawings. He may not necessarily be a qualified structural engineer.


A professional who may either be a mining or land surveyor or quantity/building surveyor.

Geotechnical engineer

An engineer who specializes in rock mechanics, soil mechanics, foundations, groundwater etc

Traffic engineer

A civil engineer specialized in road markings, signs, signals, road geometry, traffic flow theory, etc

Highway engineer

An engineer specialized in the design and construction of roads and highways.

Mason (Bricklayer)

A person who is skilled in the craft of building with units of natural or artificial mineral products, such as bricks, stones, and cinder blocks, that are usually bonded or cemented with mortar to similar units.


A person who signs a contract to do certain construction work for payment within a specified period of time. He undertakes responsibility for the performance of construction work, including the provision of labor and materials, in accordance with plans and specifications and under a contract specifying cost and schedule for completion of the work


A person skilled in the art and crafts of cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork etc.

Iron bender

A person skilled in the art of cutting, bending and placing reinforcement steel.

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