Home > Industry/Domain > Engineering > Civil engineering

Civil engineering

The branch of engineering concerned with the design, construction, and maintenance of such public works roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings.

Contributors in Civil engineering

Civil engineering

exit conference

Engineering; Civil engineering

A discussion following a facility review examination involving examination team members and interested representatives of the water uses, project, and region. The topics of discussion include the ...

probable maximum flood (PMF)

Engineering; Civil engineering

The largest flood that may reasonably be expected to occur at a given point on a stream from the most severe combination of critical meteorologic and hydrologic conditions that are reasonably ...

annual work plan

Engineering; Civil engineering

Annual budget document that describes proposed work to be performed at a specific Bureau of Reclamation project, and details the amount of funds required.

optimum moisture content

Engineering; Civil engineering

The one water content (percent of dry weight of the total material) of a given soil and a given compactive effort that will result in a maximum dry density of the soil.

Unglazed tiles

Engineering; Civil engineering

A hard, dense tile of uniform composition throughout, deriving colour and texture from the materials of which the body is made. (2)

Glazed tiles

Engineering; Civil engineering

Tile with a fused impervious facial finish composed of ceramic materials fused to the body of the tile, which may be nonvitreous, vitreous or impervious. (2)


Engineering; Civil engineering

A ceramic coating matured to the glassy state on ceramic tile. The term "glaze" also refers to the material or mixture from which the coating is made.

Featured blossaries

Catholic Rites and Rituals

Category: Religion   1 20 Terms

Catholic Devotions

Category: Religion   1 18 Terms