Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Architecture vs Civil Engineering | (Career guidance)

I love to design buildings and bridges watching floor plans all the constructions cranes carrying heavy beams and columns highway roads dams and nuclear power plants it's so so cool what should i study to do this should i go into architecture or should .

I go into civil engineering hey hello everyone and welcome you guys to my youtube channel civil engineering geeks in this video we are going to see the difference between architecture and civil engineering in all the aspects before going into the video if you are new to my channel consider subscribing .

To my channel and press the bell icon for the instant notification whenever i upload a new video in this channel so what is the difference between architecture and civil engineering this is one of the most common question the question that i personally also asked when i started my college degree eventually my career .

And i am a civil engineer so i can speak directly to this topic and deliver better differences compared to a common man there is a reasonable amount of overlapping but actually there is a lot of difference between these two professions as a global summary although architects .

And engineers work together in office and insight and perform parallel functions in design and implementation of buildings and bridges or any infrastructure for that matter but they are actually very different and focus on various parts of the design and construction .

So in this video i am going to tell you the major differences between architects and civil engineers first of all let's see what does the definition of architecture and civil engineering says number one definition architecture is a word derived from architecture which translates to .

Chief builder although the origin of the word might indicate that the architects are builders but when it comes to reality architecture is more to putting art into building or any structure this is a creative profession that deals with the art and science of designing and .

Constructing building and other structures for human use and shelter whereas civil engineering is a very broad term or field that involves designing constructing and maintaining the physical and naturally built environment including works like roads bridges .

Canals dams and buildings in other words civil engineering deals with the different structural element of buildings in terms of practicality deciding the materials to be used load with standing capacity of the structure and long-term maintenance simply architects design the building using .

Their creative imagination and calculative prowess to put the available space to best possible use for humans on the other hand civil engineers actually assess the design given by the architects and determine if the same is structurally possible and viable in terms of construction .

Unstable in both normal and high load conditions number two scope architect's prime focus is upon the functionality and aesthetic part of the design of buildings or structure they deal with the appearance the art the feel and culture .

Of any structure while also keeping in mind about the basic structural elements of the building but civil engineers inspect the design in the aspect of structural stability and plan and execute or construct the architectural design to bring the creative imagination of the .

Architects into reality so on the scope of work the architects are much much focused on the artistic and aesthetic part and the civil engineers focus on the technical and practicality side if you are someone who is very much interested in drawing and super creative then architecture is .

The best suit for you but if you are someone who enjoys doing math and use technical calculations and design then probably civil engineering is the best profession you could ask for and this doesn't mean that architects don't deal with calculations or engineers don't deal with drawings .

Both the fields have their own amount of drawing and technical calculations but here i am trying to focus on how much of drawing and technical calculation you will do when you are an architect and an engineer number three field of operation architects and civil engineers .

Work in parallel and therefore some of their work overlaps however when it comes to field of operation civil engineers have a wide range of options compared to architects in general architects are involved in the development of construction projects which requires .

Creative presentation for instance townhouse residents will last commercial complex public buildings etc whereas any kind of construction work or structural engineering work is undertaken by civil engineers therefore the extent of civil engineering can also involve public .

Projects such as bridges railway tracks highways and orbits generally such projects do not require any study consideration and are purely designed from practicality perspective keeping structural integrity as its prime focus .

Number 4 mindset architects and civil engineers often approach problems and situations from various sectors architects have the tendency to be more creative think outside the box think an artistic perspective be more connected to the aesthetics but civil engineers on the other hand .

Have a tendency to be more quantitative reasoning more practical more rationally driven instead of how it is going to feel or how it is going to look all that engineers are concerned about is how was this structure is going to stand and be more stable and how it's going to .

Be done how much it's going to cost it's all about numbers for engineers so often architects and civil engineers work together even though they have a different opinion on how the structure is going to be it is important for architects and civil .

Engineers to work in the same project to get an efficient structure which means the structure should be economical as well as aesthetic to view number five workflow this is where architects are big advantage because it comes down to feeling energy and aesthetic .

And creativity and how it looks architects are basically the starters for the planning they are the ones who create the plan or blueprints they are the ones who decide the look of a structure they are the first to have a vision on what the output is going to be and then the civil engineers take that .

Vision those blueprints and think how to build this vision which approach to use to make it cost effective and quick and what are the materials that are available this mission and how much time it is going to take to build this because time is money it is nothing but the time management or .

Construction flow management etc here is where architects and civil engineers travel along to see what is available and what is most efficient approach with all the costs available for the particular project and they change the design or plan accordingly to make the structure .

Possible in real time again you can decide where you want to be whether you want to be an architect and think out of box and plan stuff or you want to be an engineer who is sold responsible for the construction flow and make the imagination into reality .

This is the reason why i have became a structural engineer and not an architect where being a structural engineer or a civil engineer is greater responsibility it is always a challenge to design a structure such a way that it doesn't collapse it maintains the stability and withstand all its .

Load including the unexpected load due to natural calamities and with all this the aesthetic view of the structure shouldn't get spoiled basically a project is started with architects vision and engineers then execute that vision into reality and finally number six curriculum and .

Again we are hitting on the same core principle where architecture curriculum in a university is typically going to be more art scenes it is going to be more theoretical it is going to be little bit more about history historical sightseeings designs and drawings etc but engineers .

We don't really have history or any kind of artistic view we barely had a theoretical subject we would be dealing more with math physics mechanics dynamics structural designs etc and when i say mathematics it is going to be heavy heavy and really heavy mathematics if you don't like mathematics then you .

Probably shouldn't consider engineering because you won't just find calculations and equations in mathematical subjects but also all other subjects like structural analysis 1 2 mechanics designs steel and concrete designs geotechnical engineering fluid mechanics .

Etc etc so if math is not your thing then you are not going to survive as a civil engineer maybe if math struggle for you but you want to get into design and planning and you have creative imagination brain then you should go with .

Architecture there are plenty of people ask like i am no good at math it is possible for me to be an engineer yeah kind of you can be an engineer but you can't survive in your field you can't be that one person efficient engineer you are going to struggle a lot choosing engineering when max is not your cup of tea so .

To conclude with if you are good at max solving big equations and calculations then you should probably choose civil engineering over architecture but if you are not good at math but you have a good creative imagination power then you should go with architecture and not civil engineering and that's the information i wanted to .

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