In Nigeria today, people including the educated one do not know the function of a Civil Engineer, a bricklayer and an Iron Bender. That's one one the major ways why we have collapse of building here and there in Nigeria.
A Civil Engineer is a professional who plans a project, makes its structural design, carries out its construction and maintain the structure. While a Bricklayer and an Iron Bender are artisans trained to handle tools and they are at the bottom of Engineering ladder.
One thing I want us to know clearly is the, if you see an Iron Bender or a Bricklayer that is very good in his work today, he is being trained by a Civil Engineer. This is so because an Civil Engineer understands what he is doing from the first principle. He can foresee any failure that may occur before the start of the project. The bricklayer and Iron Bender always follow the principle of "the way we do it" not " how can it be done".
In conclusion, always give your new project for a professional to plan, design, construct and supervise. So that at the end of the construction, you won't be seeing a Column (pillar ) where is supposed not to be, or end up spending times two of the actual amount of the project.
What are your view and opinions?
Yes is true that before you plan on how to build a house you must have a good engineer who knows his work very well not a road side engineer that will build a house before two years the house will collapse also you need to have a good equipment in other for the work to go well
I agree with you, but most of the people, especially in Nigeria prefer cheaper things, and some people have no choice because of the economy of the nation. That is why people are giving their works to bricklayers and iron benders instead of civil engineers.
I agree with you but I want to add the point that not all who study civil engineer are professional about it. Some of them are just caring grade 1satificate while some gifted and well trained bricklayer are more professional on the field and deliver sounder and quality work better than the educated ones.
according to history the oldest form of engineering is the civil engineering because right from the beginning man has been looking for a way to build a comfortable and well-structured structured house or shelter for himself and his family so civil engineering is a very very important cause which should be taken very seriously in the engineering sector
The thing is that, nowadays people are no longer giving works for civil engineer, their prefer to give it to bricklayer, I won't lie I don't know the difference between the two untill now, thanks
Yes. You have said it all. The problem we have in Nigeria today is quack. We have quack everywhere in Nigeria and no one is doing something about it. In the hospital, school and in raising structure. I think government should set up agent to look into it and find a way to make it work for us. Building collapse here and there. Quack engineers here and there. Too bad for Nigeria
@ Umar Azeez and Joseph, the first thing to consider is structural design is safety, followed by economy. What's the essence of giving your structure to a non-profit professional that will build your house using the concept of "the way we build baba Samuel's house" to build a structure that is not safe and aesthetically pleasing for you.
Although not all Civil are professionals but there's is no way an artisan can turn to a professional. An artisan (such as iron Bender) will always be an artisan.
Thumbs up for the enlightening piece. The civil engineer sees the bigger picture. A major challenge is the civil engineer's lack of practical on the site experience. It always book and theory. In most cases, the bricklayer is more experienced. Great results can be gotten if all three work as a team
That good... But some people don't know this.. That why their building got collapsed.. Before starting and any house building you need to carry a professional civil engineer to carry on the house plan before inviting the bricklayer and iron bender... With this I believe your house project wont get collapsed or go in vain
This is a good orientation. As time goes on, people will know the right approach to their construction project. It is now technical compared to the formal conventional way, so an expert in engineering field should be consulted.
You this is very true even though in Nigeria we give buildings to bricklayers because we want to pay less and are not ready to pay and this is the cause for most collapsed houses in Nigeria
Yes I strongly support this. Many people don't value civil engineers, even building contractors need to work hand in hand with the engineers and follow the instructions given by engineers.
A civil engineer is just an educated iron bender or brick layer. The layman learnt his through practice in the field while a civil engineer learnd his in the class room. Simple as that.
Its advisable to contract your building to a professional so as not to cost you multiple spending,a professional can help you plan well economically. Moreso he will give you a standard design that meets present day designs.
The difference between a tree is that the civil engineer is a more educated brother and is likely to get a better job but the bricklayer and the iron bender are to struggle because they may not be educated and their work they may not be they may not be able to feed yourself with the work or their family
The article write up is true. Civil engeneer are of great skill and it's a professional skill that can be understimate and there handwork is of complete standard level with help of briclayer and iron bender
That is super true. A civil engineer is trained to know the standards required for any civil construction. He knows the the kind of structure a particular soil can carry, he knows the strength required of a particular structure and from the plan alone , the civil engineer can tell if the structure will collapse or not. Whereas the iron bonkers and brick layers are workmen who take instructions directly from the engineer they are trained to handle tools on site.