Conference for Civil Engineering Research Networks 2014

Civil engineering has been considered as one of prominent professions in creating a sustainable world and enhancing the global quality of life. Civil engineers' roles as planners, designers, constructors, and operators of the built environment have been taken for granted by the society, but nowadays, they are also challenged to become the stewards of the natural environment and its resources -sustainable infrastructure is not a jargon, it is a real need for the global society. It is believed that these challenges would only be answered by embracing the roles of civil engineers as innovators and integrators of ideas and technology across the public, private, and academic sectors. Hence, the civil engineering profession can offer the solutions to the society and the environment by taking major part in the infrastructure development process, becoming more aware of social, health, environmental and economic issues. (More)