Civil engineering is the "most personable of the engineering disciplines," says engineer Nigel Parker. Brian Burrell, vice president of technical programs for the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, also explains there are many options for specialization in civil engineering as well as opportunities to work internationally. In addition, demand for civil engineers is growing. "Many of the infrastructures we have today were built in the post-Second World War era and are reaching the end of their service life," says Parker. "It's an area that will require significant investment."

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