Some Major Challenges Faced by Civil Engineering Professionals in the Execution of their Profession and the impact of the challenges to the Environment, Society and Economy of Developing Countries
Received Date: May 12, 2020; Published Date: May 28, 2020
Civil Engineering is that part of engineering that deals with the application of mathematical and scientific knowledge to improve infrastructures like bridges, dams, buildings, roads, railways and dams and common utilities to help improve human lives and our society. The civil engineering profession involves a lot of sub- disciplines and deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment. Civil engineers have that social responsibility to properly maintain and adapt structures that we depend on in our daily life and are also involve in making sure the infrastructures are adapted to meet natural disaster, population growth and climate change challenges. They have that responsibility to find and implement solutions to complex problems. However, these engineers face many challenges in executing their duties or carrying on their responsibilities effectively. These challenges have a lot of impact in our society, our environment and the economy of every nation. A literature review of some of these challenges and their impacts to society, environment and the economy are looked upon in this paper.
Keywords: Civil engineering; Engineers; Challenges; Infrastructures; Construction; Development; Environment; Developing Countries; Government; Community; Sustainable; Safety; Management; Africa; Cameroon; Social; Political and Economic