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What is Building Information Modeling (BIM) – 5 Important Points

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Building Information Modeling (BIM) has recently attained extensive attention in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. In this blog, I will explain what is Building Information Modeling (BIM) and why it is so important for you to know it.

Introduction

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a collaborative way of working, reinforced by the digital technologies which unlock more efficient methods of designing, delivering and maintaining physical built assets.

BIM embeds key product and asset data in a 3D computer model that can be used for effective management of information throughout an asset’s lifecycle – from earliest concept through to operation.

Historical Evolution

Until the mid-nineteenth century, the general method of design did not change a lot. Engineers used simple tools (such as pen, paper and ruler) to describe their buildings. However, with advances in mathematics and building materials, the process of design changed and improved rapidly.

Initial 2D CAD method

With the invention of the computer, 2D CAD as a new drawing tool was accepted completely in the AEC industry. Initially, the technology of CAD was not as popular as in modern times. However, with the popularisation of personal computers, the renowned software company Autodesk developed AutoCAD.

Current design methods

The technology development form 2D to 4D simulation greatly improved the design process. Internet technology and emerging media (such as videoconferencing) also strongly influence the development of design tools and literature in this field.

Building Information Modeling

A BIM carries all the information in the form of a 3D model, including its physical and functional features and project life cycle information. For example, a drainage manhole in a highway project within a BIM would also contain data about its supplier, operation and maintenance procedures, flow rates and clearance requirements.

Benefits of Building Information Modeling (BIM)

The key benefit of BIM is its accurate geometrical representation of the parts of a road or building or any infrastructure project in an integrated data environment. Other related benefits are:

  • Faster and more effective processes – information is more easily shared, can be value-added and reused.
  • Better design – building proposals can be rigorously analysed, simulations can be performed quickly and performance benchmarked, enabling improved and innovative solutions.
  • Controlled whole-life costs and environmental data – environmental performance is more predictable, lifecycle costs are better understood.
  • Better production quality – documentation output is flexible and exploits automation.
  • Automated assembly – digital product data can be exploited in downstream processes and be used for manufacturing/assembling of structural systems.
  • Better customer service – proposals are better understood through accurate visualization.
  • Lifecycle data – requirements, design, construction and operational information can be used in facilities management.

Use of Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Use of BIM in Design Phase

In BIM, the model comprises individual built assets, sites or geographic information system, with attributes that outline their detailed description, and relationships, that specify the nature of the context with other objects. Because all mechanisms within a BIM are objectified and have properties and relationships attached to them, BIM is called a ‘rich’ model.

A growing library of pre-built manufacturer BIM content is adding to the ease of designing in the early stages.

Use of BIM in Construction Phase

The application of BIM to the construction phase is possible because the underlying data of the BIM contains rich data concerning not just individual elements of the model, but also the relationships between these elements. For designers and contractors this means that amendments to the design can be made rapidly, easily, and accurately as all of the related elements of a particular drawing are adjusted at the same time.

In addition, BIM could be used to monitor the productivity of a construction process. As BIM collects dynamic real-time data, the user can measure productivity at any given stage, and use it to support decision making.

A more futuristic outlook on using Building Information Modeling (BIM) on the worksite could include augmented reality through tablets, telephones or equipment like google glass. The worker would have at their immediate disposal all information required for executing their job.

Use of BIM in Operation and Maintenance Phase

Facilities Management (FM) is ‘a business practice that optimises people, process, assets and the work environment to support the delivery of the organisation’s business objectives’. If maintained properly during construction, BIM can become a tool that can be used by the owner to manage and operate the structure or facility.

Additionally, if a particular building element were to fail, then the builder or supplier of that particular asset could be readily identified and contacted to provide a replacement element.

Developing A BIM Model

There are a number of BIM software applications available to develop a BIM-based model. The top three software are as follows:

BIM Based Cost Estimating Tools

QS firms would have to choose BIM-based estimating tools in order to be part of a BIM-based project and to benefit from the advantages of BIM technology. In this context, following four BIM-based estimating applications currently available in the market.

  • Solibri Model Checker
  • Autodesk QTO 2012
  • CostX 3.5
  • BIM Measure 16.4

 Key Risks Associated with BIM

The federated BIM model distortions the level of accountability so much that risk and liability will likely be enhanced. The designers, engineers and other contributors of the BIM process look to each other in an effort to try to determine who is responsible for the matter had raised.

Another issue to address is who will regulate the entry of data into the model and be responsible for any inaccuracies in it. Taking responsibility for updating BIM data and ensuring its accuracy entails a great deal of risk.

It also requires more time spent imputing and reviewing BIM data, which is a new cost in the design and project administration process.

Challenges for Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Just as there are a number of advantages to the use of BIM, there are a number of challenges. Followings are the key challenges to BIM,

  • The single model
  • Interoperability and added work for the designer,
  • The sheer size and complexity of BIM,
  • The legal implications of using one model across multiple organisations.

 Key Takeaways

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has emerged as an innovative way to manage projects. Many researchers and practitioners have indicated that the BIM technology is set to become as indispensable to building design and construction as the proverbial tee square or hammer and nail.

As the use of BIM accelerates, collaboration within project teams should increase, which will lead to improved profitability, reduced costs, better time management and improved customer/client relationships.

Pooja Srivastava
Founder, gcelab.com
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How to become a successful Drainage Engineer – 5 Key Points

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It’s not very known discipline within the newbie civil engineering community but trust me Drainage Engineering is one the most demanding sector. So, how to become a successful Drainage Engineer? That’s why we are here for you.

Please read this blog for details.

What is Drainage Engineering?

Drainage Engineering is the vital discipline to provide an efficient drainage system for any Infrastructure Project.  In Road Projects, Drainage Systems are recognised as Sub-surface Systems and are designed to eliminate surface water from the road which would otherwise lead to overflowing if not managed satisfactorily.

Educational Requirement

Drainage Engineer’s jobs are highly focused on skilled jobs. The minimum educational requirement is a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, but you need to have additional training of drainage engineering software’s and design process.

Windes Micro-Drainage

Micro-Drainage is the most widely used drainage design software. It sizes drainage networks and includes flow controls, infiltration systems and attenuation structures in a single hydraulic model. Micro-Drainage ensures drainage systems are safe, sustainable, and meet environmental regulations.

MS Excel based Templates for Gully spacing design, Attenuation size design, etc

Many designer and consulting firms have developed their own customised MS Excel-based templates to calculate surface water gully spacing tools, Surface Water career pipe design tools, foul sewer design tools, attenuation pond sizing tools, etc. The gcelab.com also developed their customised XL templates and shares with their students upon requests.

Best Design Practices:

Having sound knowledge of above design tools will certainly help you to become a drainage engineer. But there is no shortcut of experience. You need to spend many years to become a successful drainage designer and understand the best drainage design practices.

However, gcelab.com surely makes thing a bit easier for you by providing online courses on drainage design and various other civil engineering subjects. Their courses are developed with extensive research on civil engineering industry requirements.

Also, their YouTube channel provides numerous free online courses and talks of several civil engineering experts. These talks would help you learn lessons from their professional journeys, hardships, achievements.

Drainage Design Guides:

UK DMRB Volme-4, Part-3, HD 33/16

The document gives requirements on the selection of the types of surface and sub-surface drainage for the UK motorway and all-purpose road network. It describes the various alternative solutions that are available to drain the UK motorway and all-purpose road network, including their potential to control pollution and flooding. Some alternative solutions as below:

  • Infiltration to the ground
  • Discharge to a surface watercourse
  • Discharge to surface water sewer

Innovations:

Sustainable Drainage System (SUDS)

Sustainable drainage systems provide a system where surface water flows through a controlled process and remove pollutants. It includes the following stages:

  • It decreases the volume of water entering the drainage network or river and reuse for irrigation or for storage and minimise evapotranspiration by green roofs or floated or cantilever solar panels.
  • Vegetated swales (ditches) or filter trenches are used to remove pollutants from surface water prior to discharge to watercourses or aquifers.
  • Attenuation or retention systems are provided to control the discharge of surface water by providing storage ponds, retention basins and wetlands.
  • Infiltration systems, such as infiltration trenches and soakaways are used to permit water to infiltrate into the ground

Self-cleansing Gully and Manholes

Innovative products like self-cleansing gullies, manholes or smart gully adaptors are used minimise the maintenance work local councils.

Kerb Drains

If the longitudinal gradient of Road is very Flat (< 0.5%), Gully & Pipe design will not provide adequate drainage solutions. Kerb drainage is one of the most viable solutions if the longitudinal gradient of Road is very Flat (< 0.5%).

Permeable Pavement Treatments

A permeable pavement treatment provides an effective solution to mitigate the increase in impermeable surfaces related to new developments and urbanisation. Permeable asphalt can be integrated into drainage systems or be utilised as a complete system to help create a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS).

Some of the benefits of permeable asphalt are:

  • Reduction of surface run-off
  • Reduction of the heat island effect
  • Maintenance of water quality
  • Reduction in material quantities

Professional Training, Qualification and Titles

Professional training, qualification and titles play a very important role within the Civil Engineering Industry.  The well-respected professional institutions like ICE UK, CIHT UK, Engineers Ireland, IEI, India, NCPE USA, etc are internationally recognised institutions and membership of these esteemed organisation play an extremely important role in the career progression.

These days online training and certification are also gaining a lot of drive and industry admire these online training programmes. The gcelab.com or similar training firms offer professional training to their corporate client and to individual professionals.

Online training comes with various benefits. It’s convenient if you have a smartphone to watch courses online, it’s generally way reasonable than classroom-based courses and its 24X7 to watch and repeat it whenever you want to see it.

What is the Average Salary of a Drainage Engineer?

The average salary of an entry-level Drainage Engineer in the USA is around $67,000. Though it fluctuates from big metropolises to small cities, skill levels, experience, etc. Its very demanding and exciting role with a decent salary package, so we would highly recommend to our newbie civil engineers to make a career as a drainage engineer.

Potential Employers of Drainage Engineer

Drainage Design Engineers typically work in an office environment with a limited requirement of site visits to understand existing drainage site condition, etc. Drainage Engineering consulting firms, Drainage design software development firms, CCTV drainage network survey firms, drainage product (manholes, Gullies, Kerb drains) development firms, Construction firms, Government organisations, etc are potential employers of Drainage Engineers.

Key Takeaways

Drainage Engineering and Drainage Design is a critical skill, so it is in huge demand and going to increase further as we move towards 3D or 4D design modelling.  It’s complex tasks and challenging sector but same time very rewarding and high-end job. Sustainable drainage is the future as the world is looking for eco-friendly design solutions. If you are a fresh talent in civil engineering, you need to watch this space closely and grab the opportunity to become a drainage engineer.

 

Pooja Srivastava
Founder, gcelab.com

 

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How to become a successful Highway Engineer – 6 Key Points

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Many students enquired me how to become a successful Highway Engineer, so here I am summarising a blog to guide our newbie students.

Highway Engineering involves design, construction, operation & maintenance of roads to ensure safe & effective transportation of people & goods.

Educational Requirement

Highway Engineer jobs are specialised skilled jobs. The minimum educational requirement is a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, but you need to have additional training of one or more key domains within highway engineering to call yourself as a Highway Engineer.

Key Domains for Highway Engineers

To become a Highway Engineer, you need to decide what would be your key domains. You can choose one or more key domains and develop your skills:

Highway Designer with technical skills of design software

Highway Design is one of the most demanding domains within highway engineering. To become a highway designer, you need to have hands-on experience of one of the design tools:

Bentley’s MX Road or Open Road

Bentley’s MX Road or Open Roads presents a new complete modelling environment to provide construction-driven engineering to assist fast-track project delivery of road networks, unifying design and construction progressions from concept to completion.

Autodesk’s Civil 3D

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D software is a civil engineering design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modelling (BIM) workflows on a variety of civil infrastructure project types, including roads and highways, land development, rail, airports, and water.

Having sound knowledge of above design tools will certainly help you to become a highway designer but to become a successful designer, you must have sound knowledge of Design Guide and knowledge of best design practices.

Highway Design Guides:

Best Design Practices:

You will develop the best design practices with your experience and with your lessons while working on many projects. It will be gained over the period of time (years of experience) but what if you get these lessons from industry experts.

Yes, that’s what gcelab.com does for you. The gcelab.com provides online courses of various civil engineering disciplines. All their courses are developed to align with industrial requirements and share the best design and construction practices of the world.

Also, their YouTube channel provides various free online courses and interviews with various civil engineering experts. These interviews would surely help you learn lessons from their professional journeys, hardships, achievements.

Highway Pavement Design Expertise

Highway Pavement Expertise is a newly emerging sector due to high demand cost-effective and values engineering solutions by the road construction industry. Full Depth Pavement Construction costs are one of the biggest chunks of a road project.

The construction industry is very keen to optimise this cost as much as possible. Testing and analysing the life of existing road pavement and enhancing it without the need for complete replacement is the new mantra.

There are many Pavement Investigations and Advance lab tests available to investigate the remaining life of existing road pavement.

  1. Pavement Core Tests
  2. Indirect Tensile Stiffens Tests (ITSM)
  3. Repeated Load Axial Tests
  4. Compressive Strength Tests
  5. Dynamic Cone Penetrometer Tests

And, there are many proven techniques and bespoke materials available to enhance the life of existing road pavement. Geogrid, GlassTex, BaseTex, etc are a widely used product to asphalt reinforcement and pavement repairs

Highway Specification Expertise

Specification of Highway Works is one of the key documents when it comes to construction and tendering for road projects. Strong knowledge of Highway Specification can certainly provide you with an edge over the others. However, it does need a lot of hard work and project experience to have a sound knowledge of highway specification. But no harm to start your journey by shadowing an expert in your firm and learn the granularities of highway specifications.

Highway Construction Details Expertise

There are many highway products that are standard products and widely used, such as Kerbs, Tactiles, Edgings, Manholes, Road Gullies, Trief Kerbs, etc.

Various Product providers develop theses products and supply to contractors during the road construction stages.

These product-based companies also invest massively in innovation to develop innovative and cost-effective products. Gaining the knowledge of these existing products and new innovative products will certainly help you to make your project more cost-effective.

So, start making a library of these highway products and recommend it to your project managers showing all the advantages and value additions.

Professional Training, Qualification and Titles

Within the Civil Engineering Industry, there is a huge importance of professional training, professional qualification and Titles.

The esteemed professional bodies like ICE UK, CIHT UK, Engineers Ireland, IEI, India, NCPE USA,  etc are globally recognised bodies. Their membership and professional titles play an extremely important role in career progression.

Nowadays online training and certification are also gaining a lot of momentum and industry respect these online training programmes. The gcelab.com or similar training providers provide professional training to their corporate client and to individual professionals.

Online training comes with various advantages. It’s handy if you have a smartphone to watch courses online, it’s generally way economical than classroom-based courses and its 24X7 to watch and repeat it whenever you need to see it.

What is the Average Salary of Highway Engineer?

The 2019 survey of Payscale.com suggests that the average salary of an entry-level Highway Engineer in the USA is $67,000. Although it varies from big metropolises to small cities, experience levels, etc. The salary structure of Highway Engineers in other countries also stays in higher brackets, so overall the Highway Engineering profession propositions a decent salary package and exhilarating career opportunities.

Potential Employers of Highway Engineers

Highway Design Engineers typically work in an office environment with a limited requirement of site visits to understand site topography, etc. Although the role of highway engineers certainly needs greater site participation. And if you join a construction firm as a highway engineer, then your majority of the tasks will be based on live site conditions.

Highway engineering consulting firms, Highway design software development firms, Highway construction firms, Government organisations, etc are potential employers of Highway Engineers.

Key Takeaways

Highway Engineering professionals are in massive demand.  It’s exhilarating, demanding and challenging sector. Civil Engineering is in transiting very rapidly towards 3D and 4D uses of BIM-based digital models. It means in the coming years or so, we will witness more and more use of BIM or similar 3D/ 4D technologies. The newbie highway engineers need to watch this technological transition very closely. There is an incredible opportunity for them to jump in their career if the right opportunity is seized at the right time.

 

Regards, Pooja
Founder gcelab.com

 

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Top 15 Companies for Civil Engineers to work for

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If you are a Civil Engineering professional, it’s vital for you to know the top 15 Companies for Civil Engineers to work for. Here, we are focusing on Civil Engineering Consulting firms.

Please note, our analysis of the best civil engineering firms is focused mostly on the larger firms based on their annual revenue, for two reasons.

Firstly, the revenue and other financial information of these companies are more readily available, and secondly, annual revenue is the most trusted parameter to gauge the performance of any company.

However, there are many great small consulting firms doing extraordinary work in the civil engineering consulting sector. But we have covered only larger multination firms here.

Based on the data available from the various online and media sources we have listed the top 15 consulting companies in the world. All these consulting firms are the biggest and largest firms in the world and they are represented by the great management team.

If you have comments or questions, we encourage you to leave them at the bottom of this post.

Top 15 Companies for Civil Engineers 

RANK COMPANY 2017 INTL. REVENUE
1 AECOM $1,792,300,000
2 Fluor Corp. $1,295,700,000
3 Jacobs $1,089,985,541
4 WSP $754,471,000
5 Thornton Tomasetti $47,212,156
6 Arup $35,804,321
7 Ghafari Associates $33,400,000
8 Jensen Hughes $25,683,000
9 Mason & Hanger $16,885,674
10 NV5 Global $13,415,156
11 SSOE Group $12,554,764
12 Stanley Consultants $8,226,000
13 ME Engineers $7,570,000
14 Ross & Baruzzini $6,626,000
15 Allen & Shariff $5,534,978

Here is the detail of the top 6 consulting firms from the above list:

AECOM

AECOM is an American multinational engineering firm. AECOM has approximately 87,000 employees globally and is number 157 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list.

Employee Survey (July 2020) by Glassdoor provides an overall rating of 3.4 and 63% of employees of AECOM recommend it to its friends. AECOM is one of the top brands in the civil consulting sector. So, it would be an honor to work for a company like AECOM.

Fluor Corp

Fluor Corporation is an American multinational engineering and construction firm headquartered in Irving, Texas. With its global presence in 50 countries, Fluor Corp is the largest engineering & construction company in the Fortune 500 rankings and is listed as 164th overall.

Employee Survey (July 2020) by Glassdoor provides an overall rating of 3.9 and 75% of employees of Fluor Corp recommend it to its friends.

Jacobs

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is an American international technical professional services firm. The company provides technical, professional, and construction services, as well as scientific and specialty consulting for a broad range of clients.

As of September 2018, Jacobs had more than 80,800 employees globally, and more than 400 offices globally.

Employee Survey (July 2020) by Glassdoor provides an overall rating of 3.6 and 71% of employees of Jacobs Engineering recommend it to its friends.

WSP

WSP Global Inc. is a Canadian business providing management and consultancy services to the built and natural environment.

WSP is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, with approximately 43,600 employees in 500 offices serving in 40 countries.

Employee Survey (July 2020) by Glassdoor provides an overall rating of 3.6 and 70% of employees of WSP recommend it to its friends.

Thornton Tomasetti

Thornton Tomasetti is an engineering consulting firm headquartered in New York City. The company operates more than 50 offices, serving clients worldwide.

The company has expertise in structural engineering, façade engineering, forensics, renewal, construction engineering, property loss consulting, sustainability, applied science, protective design, and transportation.

Employee Survey (July 2020) by Glassdoor provides an overall rating of 3.5 and 77% of employees of Thornton Tomasetti recommend it to its friends.

ARUP

Arup is a multinational professional services firm headquartered in London which provides engineering, architecture, design, planning, project management, and consulting services.

The firm has over 16,000 staff based in 96 offices across 35 countries around the world.

Employee Survey (July 2020) by Glassdoor provides an overall rating of 4.0 and 88% of employees of ARUP recommend it to its friends.

Key Takeaways

It is observed that Civil Engineering graduates generally prefer to find their first job as early as possible without realizing that their first job can significantly impact their long terms of career prospects.

The stakes of a fresh graduate are far less than a senior engineer, so why not do proper research of your first potential employer before applying.

The gcelab.com provides a course name as “Broad View of Civil Engineering”. In this course, we assist students to understand Broad division of Civil Engineering and capability enhancement of Civil Engineering disciplines.

Here the student learns how to identify an appropriate discipline in Civil Engineering as per their interest and capabilities. Then we assist them to enhance their capabilities in those identified disciplines by providing access to our customized technical and professional courses.

The training courses of the geclab.com are developed with extensive research of the civil engineering industry, their current demand, latest design software requirements & construction practices.

Basic research of your potential employer along with our training courses will fast track your career growth. So, what are you waiting for?

Join us and get ahead of the game.

Regards, Pooja
Founder gcelab.com
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How to get a job with no experience – 8 secrets

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Search and get a job with no experience, is a tough task, to say the least for two key reasons. First job opening for fresher comes in very few numbers and second you compete with loads of freshers or parallel peers for that job.

And if you are trying to get a job that needs some experience and you don’t have any then you are really trying a hard nut to crack.

But the fact is, the experience is only one feature of what employers are looking for in a potential employee, and often it’s not even the most important one.

So, what are the key aspects that you can focus if you have no experience?

That’s why we are here to help, read my blog for details.

Research of the job opening:

Before you apply for a job opening, you need to do your research. This is one way to replace your lack of experience with demonstrative passion.

Learn everything you can about the firm and the role for which you’re applying. You need to know what type projects they do, what are their recent wins, who would be your potential colleagues, etc. you can find lot more from the LinkedIn profile of the firm and their employees.

If their recent win is the result of this job opening, then learn more about that project where you will be placed. Write down specific words that stand out you as being relevant to those positions. Create your pitch by using that information.

Now it’s time to focus on the Role itself.

Job Description

The job description provides details of the job profile, skills and soft skills that the potential employer is looking for. You should give full attention to the soft skills because that’s where you may score well without having project experience.

The gcelab.com provides various online courses to enhance the soft skills of Civil Engineering design and best practices. These courses can surely give you an edge over the other peers.

Adding these critical skills into your portfolio will not only give you an edge over others, but it will also help you plan your career towards a specialised area such as highway design or drainage design or traffic modelling, etc.

More you get into the specialised area, easier for you to get a well-paid job.

Emphasis your strengths

If you are applying for a job in a civil engineering consulting firm, you can showcase your soft skill of MS Excel for traffic analysis, Pavement Design, Drainage Gully calculation, etc.

Basic knowledge of civil engineering design project from feasibility stage to preliminary design, detailed and construction stage would give you an edge over other peers.

The gcelab.com provides a variety of civil engineering courses to cover those skillsets. I would highly recommend completing those courses before applying for those jobs as a fresher. There are plenty of free courses at gcelab.com platform to get a quick flavour. Please click here to see those courses.

Your soft skills are the key selling points that employers will be interested in hearing about. That includes soft skills, collaborative working skills, and communication skills.

Exceed Expectation

If there’s a possibility, go an extra mile to show them how much you want the job, a decent technique to do this is to offer a sample of what you can bring to the table.

Let’s say if you’re applying for a highway design engineering position, first learn the design principles and best practices by attending courses of gcelab.com.

Then prepare your own Dummy Project of road link design, or roundabout design, traffic analysis, drainage design, signal design, etc.

Get it verified by your college professors or freelance experts from the industry. Develop a portfolio of multiple projects covering drainage design, traffic analysis, project planning, etc.

Now it’s time to showcase it during the interview. It’s an extra effort that usually impresses your interviewer, and if it’s good, it will give them more reason to consider you despite the fact that you have no job experience.

Display Confidence

Your goal is to persuade the potential employer that you have what it takes to do the job exceedingly well.

You have no experience, but you have gained desirable skills through online courses and you have executed that as a pilot project.

You need to demonstrate that you are confident in your ability to perform better than other freshers or even experienced candidates.

Impressive CV

Employers take initial 5-6 seconds to look at the CV to decide the fate of the candidate.

Yes, that’s true. Amazed?

They glance through a CV and make a decision in less than 6 seconds and pick the next CV.

You cannot miss this opportunity to impress them with your impressive CV.

So, how to impress them in a matter of seconds?

That’s what we do for you.  The gcelab.com provides a CV builder application to develop impressive CVs. Our CV builder provides plenty of customized CV templates to our students to build CVs as per their needs.

Please see the Blog and YouTube Vidoe for further details.

Follow Up

Once you attend your job interview, you must drop a follow-up mail to get the updates. If you don’t get an immediate response, that’s doesn’t mean you are not selected.

There could be a variety of reasons for them not to reply you straight away. But a follow-up mail could help you to get more clarity. A short follow-up email to greet them for the interview opportunity and a request for an update would suffice the job.

Key Takeaways to get a job with no experience

Getting a job with no experience is a challenging task but it’s not an impossible task. You can get a very demanding and well-paid job if you manage to project yourself efficiently by following the above techniques and stand out from the crowd.

You need to think differently and execute your plans differently to get the result in your favour.  Also, we are always keen to hear from you. So, feel free to contact us if you need any further advice.

Regards, 
Pooja Founder gcelab.com

 

Transportation Engineering

How to become a successful Transportation Engineer – 8 Key Points

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Many students ask me how to become a successful Transportation Engineer, so here I am summarising a blog to guide our newbie students.

Transportation Engineering uses the latest techniques to provide safe and efficient movement of traffic from one place to another. Transportation Engineer designs or advances transportation systems to allow for safe and effective traffic movement on roadways, airways, trains, ships, buses, etc.

Why Transportation Engineers are in demand?                     

  • Demand and Supply Gap

Massive capital investment on transport infrastructure project is happening across the globe and it will continue to happen. There is a huge demand for skilled Transportation Engineers to fulfil the project resource requirement. and there is huge shortage of skilled Transportation Engineers.

  • Complex Tasks

Latest transportation software’s and modelling tools are very complex. Its needs advance level skillsets to run the model and get the output. Rapidly changing technology means you need to update yourself all the time. As a result, there is always a scope for newbies to chip-in,  break the status-quo and develop a better and more effective product and solution.

  • Variation

Transport Engineering jobs varied from modelling and simulation of one urban road junction to regional modelling of a metropolitan region covering multiple towns, so as the modelling tools. Means, you will have multiple options to excel your career within the transportation engineer sector.

As a transport planner, you can apply for professional tiles such as Chartered Transport Planner with the Transport Planning Society or the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.  These are well-recognised titles world over and significantly improve the possibility to become project manager, discipline leads, etc.

Educational Requirements

Transportation Engineer jobs are specialised skilled jobs, so the minimum requirement is a master’s degree in Transportation Engineering or Transportation Planning along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or B. Planning or B.Arch.

Further study in Transportation Engineer like doctorate degree would surely enhance student’s profile and receiving an offer from a high-end cutting-edge employer would be very much possible.

What is the Average Transportation Engineer Salary?

The 2019 survey of Payscale.com suggests that the average salary of an entry-level Transport Engineer in the USA is $66,134. Although if you drill down to city and experience levels, it varies significantly. The salary structure of Transport engineers in other countries also stays in higher brackets, so overall the Transportation Engineering profession offers a decent salary package and exciting career opportunities.

Required Education Bachelor’s degree in engineering
Other Requirements Some states may require licensure
Projected Job Growth (2018-2028)* 6% (for all civil engineers)
Median Salary (2019)** $66,134 (for all transportation engineers)

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; **Payscale.com

Potential Employers of Transportation Engineer

Transportation Engineers mostly work in an office environment with a limited requirement of site visits to examine spots for automatic traffic survey counters or to familiarise with local traffic network of the project area or review black spots of road accidents, etc.

Transportation engineering consulting firms, transport software development firms, road safety audit firms, etc are potential employers of Transportation Engineers.

Global Job Opportunities:

Acquiring a degree or master’s degree from well recognised educational institutions is the preferred choice of many aspiring students as far as a global job opportunity is concerned. Having strong software capabilities of demanding transportation engineering software also opens various global job opportunity. Various multinational consulting firms also provide intracompany transfer opportunities to their employees from one country to others if a suitable candidate is identified.

Key Transportation Engineering Software’s:

  • Junction and Signal Design

Transport Research Lab, UK provides ARCADY, PICADY & OSCADY for the designing and modelling priority junctions, such as roundabouts and crossroads.

  • Arcady:

Arcady is designed for the assessment of roundabouts. It forecasts accident rates, size, queue and interruption for practically any size of the roundabout.

  • PICADY

Picady envisages accident rates, sizes, queue lengths and delays (both queuing and geometric) at non-signalised major/minor priority junctions.

  • Oscady

OSCADY delivers assessment and optimisation of simple isolated signalised junctions. If shared with an ARCADY roundabout in Lane Simulation mode, it can also be used to assess partially signalised roundabouts.

  • Transit

TRANSYT controls optimum, synchronised traffic signal timings and is suitable for urban intersections and networks, signalised or unsignalled roundabouts and motorway intersections.

  • Traffic Control

TRL also offers design software for signal fittings, from the feasibility stage to managing the application, through to scheme commissioning.

MOVA is intended to cater for the variety of traffic situations, from very low flows through to a junction that is oversaturated. MOVA operates in a delay minimising mode; if any approach becomes overloaded, the system shifts to capacity make the best use of the procedure.

SCOOT is an actual and competent solution for controlling traffic on signalised road networks. By exploiting the use of live data from vehicle sensors, SCOOT rapidly regulates traffic signal settings to reduce vehicle interruptions. SCOOT replies rapidly to changes in traffic, but not so fast that it is wobbly; it avoids large variations in control performance as a result of provisional changes in traffic patterns.

LinSig is a complete design and modelling package for traffic signal junctions moreover individually or in a network of numerous junctions

  • Transport Planning and Land-use

CUBE – Cube is the only modelling platform that addresses all aspects of transportation planning, engineering, and land-use. With an open platform, Cube allows to size and regulate models of any type.

  • Economic Appraisal

HDM-4: The Highway Design and Maintenance Standards Model (HDM-III), developed by the World Bank, has been used for over two decades to combine technical and economic appraisal of road investment projects, standards and strategies. The International Study of Highway Development and Management (ISOHDM) has extended the scope of the HDM-III model to provide a harmonized systems approach to road management, with adaptable and user-friendly software tools. The new Highway Development and Management (HDM-4) system is the result of the study.

  • Online Courses

The gcelab.com provides online courses covering Highways Engineer, Traffic Engineering, Signal Design, Project Management, etc. The online courses of gcelab or any similar platforms are extremely useful to upgrade the knowledge and understand best practices. if you are newbie Transportation Engineer, then you should watch this space very closely.

Interview and Guidance of Experts

Making a career as a Transportation Engineer doesn’t mean that you need to reinvent the wheel. Various expert across the globe share their professional experience and journey via interview or webinars. The gcelab.com also talks to various industry experts including Transportation Engineering Experts. You should watch those interviews and find key tips, the lessons from their experiences and implement them in your professional journey.  Please see the link of some of the interview videos of those Transportation Engineering experts, available at gcelab’s YouTube channel:

 

Key Takeaways:

Transportation Engineering professionals are in huge demand.  It’s exciting, demanding and challenging sector. Civil Engineering is in transiting very rapidly towards 3D and 4D uses of digital models. It means in the coming decade or so, we will see more and more use of BIM or similar 3D/ 4D technologies and new career aspirant of transportation engineering need to watch this technological transition very closely. There is a tremendous opportunity for them leapfrog in their career if a correct opportunity is grabbed at the right time.

Regards, Pooja
Founder gcelab.com
Successful Civil Engineer

How to make a successful career as Civil Engineer- 5 Points Mantra

By | Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering, Drainage Engineering, Highway Engineer, Highway Engineering, Traffic Engineering | 2 Comments

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest and still a modern branch of Engineering. It has served the communities and people of all walks of life. But it has not received an equally reciprocal response from bright students when they opt or not opt for Civil Engineering as a preferred choice and make a career as Civil Engineer.

Don’t you agree?

The perception of the society for civil engineers still creates a blurred image of a civil engineer standing on a muddy and rough site and working with heavy site machinery.

However, the reality is fortunately far away from this blurred image and the civil engineering industry has transformed dramatically in last 20 years since IT technology revolution began to open its wings in this direction and supported civil engineering industry to better equipped with sophisticated technologies to shape the world in a way that’s never seen before.

Yes, that’s true and many fellow civil engineers across the globe are not only using it but relishing these latest technologies.

In this blog, I would like to share my understanding of Civil Engineering Industry and how can you empower yourself as a 21st-century modern civil engineer who can design and construct civil engineering infrastructure with the highest level of a precision, robust quality and still with least amount of time and efforts by using technologies that are being developed by  IT Giants across the globe.

So let’s crack-on with following points:

Elimination of Jobs is a half-truth:

There is a perception that IT-led technologies are eliminating jobs in every sector and the civil engineering industry is one of the impacted sectors and as result jobs openings are limited in the civil engineering industry. However, it’s a half-truth.

Surprised?

Let me explain.

Ever since their first appearance during World War lI, decoding secret messages, computers have significantly exceeded human mental dexterity in their ability to remember and process information. We are in the midst of a profound technological revolution.

This is the computer age and microprocessors are now in hundreds of millions of appliances and devices. Thus, our surroundings are populated with controlled systems that are way faster and more accurate than human capabilities.

The IT integrated civil engineering industry is inevitable. The changing nature of work due to IT for civil engineers is a great restructuring process. This restructuring process will distribute some jobs to computers or software to increase the efficiency of the work but will never ever replace the civil engineers. IT has eliminated many jobs but it has also created new ones in place and that too in significant numbers.

As a fresh talent in the civil engineering industry, you need to upgrade yourself as an IT-led Civil Engineer.

So what is IT-let Civil Engineering?

To know more, just read below.

It’s not civil engineering anymore it’s IT-led civil engineering

The development of new computer led technologies has strengthened the quality of design, construction, and maintenance of civil engineering infrastructure. Some examples like a fully robotic real-time kinematic GPS system for topographical survey, MX- Road, Inroads, Civil3D software for road design, Windes Microdrain software for drainage design.

CAD software drawing preparation, STADD PRO, PROKON software for structure design, ARCADY, PICADY, OSCADY, SATURN, etc for traffic engineering,  MS Project, PRIMAVERA for project management, Arcview, Mapinfo GPS based software for maintenance of utility services and many more computer integrated civil engineering software have increased the quality, accuracy, and efficiency of civil engineering projects.

gcelab or similar online platforms play a key role to train the new workforce and help the industry to meet the future demand of competent and skilled resources. Courses of gcelab are developed with extensive research of the industry, so we would surely recommend the students to pursue it and enhance their capabilities.

The bottom line is, if you want to thrive in your career then these new technologies and online training courses can fast track your career in an unprecedented way. But if you want a steady and slow pace 9 to 5 job without enhancing technical skills then trust me IT is Giant Killer and its goanna eats those jobs very soon.

Please see some free course videos of gcelab.com

 

gcelab.com also provide customised CV Template. See this blog for details.

Do you still consider yourself a civil engineer or now you are an IT-led Civil Engineer?

Innovation, Knowledge Sharing, and Resource Optimisation is the new Mantra

Have you seen Rolling Crash Barriers along the motorways?

Have you seen innovative self-cleansing road gullies on your streets?

Or have you seen Armadillos along the road to provide dedicated cycle lanes along the urban streets?

Perhaps not and the reason for this is even more disappointing than knowing that you don’t know it.  Most of us are working in isolation somewhere in one city of a country and don’t actually realize that this world is a global village now and by using technologies we can outreach to anyone and everyone across the globe.

We don’t need to reinvent the wheel all the time. Knowledge sharing, adoption of best practices, lesson learning from parallel peers is the new mantra to optimize and efficiently utilize our resources, time, and effort.

It applies in every field, every peer including fresh talent to the experienced civil engineers. Knowing Armadillos is just a few clicks away if you have internet, but that is just the beginning. It is time to do a bit more. Share your knowledge, best practices, innovation with others. Empower yourself and empower others to transform society at a rapid pace.

Health and Safety – Commitment to Zero Accident on site

Do you know how many people die in road accidents in India every year?

More importantly, do you know what are the main reasons for those accidents?

Again, it is a few clicks away if you have internet and honestly its giant problem and you can’t solve it alone.

But what you could do is amazingly simple and trust me it’s only you who can do it because you are a Civil Engineer. No one else can do it better than you.

What is that?

Just one exercise to eliminate any risk that leads to road accidents resulting in serious fatalities.

“Risk Assessments and Risk Mitigation”.

Whether you are working on-site or working in the office or driving/cycling/ walking on the road/footways/ cycle tracks, just observe the physical infrastructure around yourself and see how people behave while using those infrastructures.

You will notice that most of the time, people don’t even realize that what are the risks if they cross a road at a busy uncontrolled crossing. Very few, who can realize the risk, they don’t know how to mitigate that risk. So, it’s your duty as a civil engineer to empower yourself with adequate knowledge of health and safety principles and Risk Assessment & Mitigation processes.

Haryana Vision Zero is doing a brilliant job in this direction and aiming for zero accidents in Haryana. I am sure other state governments will also conceptualize it in their states soon. It would be an amazing opportunity for fresh talents to develop their credentials in this filed and make a wonderful and more importantly a gratifying and self-fulfilling career, a career that serves the community every day.

What future holds for Civil Engineers?

From the olden times to the 21st century, the civil engineering industry has seen various leaps and bounds and always comes out graciously. There is no better time than this current time to join the civil engineering industry. The future of Civil Engineers is amazingly beautiful and self-fulfilling.

Use of technology to innovate new civil engineering products, share it with global users to implement it in the real world and leapfrog from the old and poorly designed infrastructure to the modern, green and lean infrastructure to not only serve the community but to our nature and to our mother earth, is the future of Civil Engineers.

What else you would ask for?

 

Thanks for reading
A Civil Engineer by heart, soul, mind and body.

 

Perfect CV

How to write a perfect CV? (+25 CV templates)

By | Write a Perfect CV, CV Builder, CV Templates, Perfect CV, write a CV | One Comment

HR Expert and Recruiters suggest that initial 5-6 seconds glance of the CV decide the fate of the candidate.

Yes, that’s about right. Surprised? So, how to write a perfect CV? 

You spend years and years to grasp knowledge, sharpen your skillset, collate degrees and certificates but when it comes to present it most desirably, some-time you don’t give enough attention to the final product – your CV.

So imagine a situation, You’ve found a dream job and you are very sure that you’d be a perfect fit. You send your CV and eagerly wait for the response, but it never happens.

Sound familiar? Yeah, it does for most of us.

What a potential employer does?

They flick through a CV and make a decision in less than 6 seconds and pick the next CV.   Your CV has never been read. It wasn’t good enough.

It might sound unreasonable but that much time you have to grab the full attention of your potential employer.  So how can you capture someone’s attention in a matter of seconds?

That’s what we do for you.

So, get ready to open your wings to fly high in the sky.

Making a perfect CV

Making a perfect CV means focusing on micro details. Every letter, every corner, every information needs to be polished and presented to stand out from the crowd.   Even if the information is the same in your CV and your competitor CV, but appearance makes them miles apart.

See a quick comparison of one of our CV templates and a generic CV, presenting the same information but one stands out completely over the other.

Old Resume

Traditional CV

Resume template

GCE CV Template

And the icing on the cake– that there is no additional fee to use our CV Builder Applications. It’s all-inclusive with your annual subscription fee that covers online courses, assessment, certification, job opportunities and CV Builder application.

Sounds great, isn’t?

So let’s crack on with the process and drill down the details:

What is a CV?

In its full form, CV stands for curriculum vitae. Your CV is a personal marketing document used to sell yourself to potential employers. It states them about you, your professional history and your skills, abilities and achievements. Ultimately, it should highlight why you’re the best person for the job.

Why Use GCE CV Builder Application

Most people use Word to create their CVs. But the default word document doesn’t provide any features. So, they end up making a dull CV. Even after spending many hours, fitting additional features, colours, fonts, icons, the template doesn’t provide what they have imagined.

CV Builder picYou want an outstanding CV with perfectly organised features, fonts, icons, etc. So, you start searching for outstanding CV templates online. But it cost you a fortune and even if you purchase that, you may get access to a few templates for a few months or a certain number of downloads.

So, what is the option?

Our resume builder helps you build your CV for free if you buy an annual subscription of gcelab.com. Our CV builder is one of the many facilities that we provide to our students. Our CV builder provides plenty of customized CV templates to our students to build CV as per their needs. See this post for details.

Pick the best or perfect CV format

Your CV format creates the first impression on the recruiters. It should be easy to read. Heading, fonts, colours need to be fluid and information need to be well placed for interpretation.

Here are some of the best practices when it comes to getting your CV layout right:

Clear and legible fonts – Use only one type of CV format. Preferable fonts for CV are Arial, Tahoma, or Helvetica, sans-serif fonts, Times New Roman, etc. 11 to 12 font size and single spacing are preferred.

Brief and Relevant Information – Hiring, nowadays, is one hell of a hectic job. So, it’s important not to overload your CV with information like highschool name or your life stories. Aim to develop your CV in one page and only go for 2 pages if you’re confident you can’t summarize yourself in 1 page.

Consistent heading & subheading – Keep the headings and subheading consistent throughout so that it’s easy to flick through.

Margins – Set one-inch margins for all four sides. Make sure there are enough margins and space between the text so that the whole thing is easy on the eyes.

Tips – Once you have finished writing, save your CV in PDF to make sure your CV layout stays intact.

Add your contact information in the right way:

If you want the recruiters to get back to you, you need to let them know how they can contact you.

So, provide that information:

  • First name, Last name– the generally preferred format is Name, Last name.
  • Phone number– make sure to include your country code if applying outside your country.
  • Email address– your email should be professional, ideally along the lines of [name][last name]@email.com
  • Title– your professional title, either your desired job or the one you’re applying for word.
  • Location– are you located in the area? Relocating there in a month or two?

The contact information section appears very straightforward job, but you can make it unique by adding more values. Nowadays, social media plays a very important role to fast track the process and more visibility to the recruiters.

So, create a presentable LinkedIn profile and provide social media links in your CV. You can also develop your blog or website page and show your portfolio of projects to the potential employers.

Start with a CV personal profile (CV summary)

A CV summary highlights your career progress and achievements. It shows what skills you’ve mastered and how you’d fit in with the potential job opportunity. It should be 2-3 sentences at most. But instead of describing your work experience, it should focus more on your motivation for applying for the specific job.

List your education, relevant work experience & key achievements

Your work experience section is the most important part of your whole CV—the one that gets the most attention. It’s also the deciding factor of whether you’ll get hired or not. Recruiters want to know how well you did it and what you can offer to the potential employer.

It’ should perfectly be customised to the potential job. Means it should show that the candidate will be able to manage the most important future tasks because of previous experiences.

It should show your achievements and evidence by numbers, like “saved 300 resource hours” by value engineering solution, rather than saying significant saving in resource hours. Numbers are eye-catching.

Include relevant skills within your CV

Provide a brief description of your soft and hard skills.

Hard skills are technical skills that can be measured and are directly related to your tasks.

Soft skills are learned skills such as your attributes (e.g. design skills,  technical skills, leadership, communication, etc.).

Skill for perfect CV Skill of a perfect CV

Include other sections such as Awards, Professional Development Courses, etc.

If you have received awards and recognitions, you must highlight those in your CV.

Professional Development courses, professional membership surely adds value to your CV. It’s much more in demand than ever before.

If you don’t have a lot of work experience, you can also include any relevant courses or online certifications that show you’ve taken the first step and to show you’re interested (e.g. Highway Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Drainage Engineering, Auto-CAD, OpenRoads, or just about anything you took online like gcelab.com or similar platform).

Please see the GCE CV Builder Video if you would like to use some brilliant CV Templates:

 

Tips for the perfect CV:

  • Professional Courses, Certification and Professional Memberships are in demand.
  • Social media profile like LinkedIn could work as leapfrog move.
  • Make sure your work experience and results are backed up with the evidence with eye-catching numbers.
  • Use our CV Templates. Save your time to make every font right. We have already done it for you. We made it with loads of research and customised it to match your needs.

 

Regards, Pooja
Founder gcelab.com
Online civil Engineering Courses

Welcome to gcelab to fast track your career

By | Civil Engineering, Drainage Engineering, Highway Engineering, Resume Builder, Traffic Engineering | One Comment

Welcome to gcelab.com for Online Civil Engineering Courses

Congratulations!!

We are so happy that you’re here. We founded gcelab.com because we wanted to create a trustworthy and inspiring place for you to learn online Civil Engineering courses.

In this blog, I would like to brief you about the reasons why we founded gcelab.com and what are the key benefits if you join us as a Student or Professional member.

Summary – Why Online Civil Engineer Courses?

Various Governments are investing enormously on infrastructure project across the globe and Civil Engineering Industry is facing acute shortage of skilled resources to meet the current and future demand. Gurukul of Civil Engineers (gcelab.com) would like to fill this shortage by providing online training to the civil engineering students and professionals. This online training programme will not only increase the supply of skilled technical resources but also minimise the time and cost expenses of the civil engineering firms to train new engineers over the initial 2 to 3 years.

Our Civil Engineering online courses are developed with extensive research of the civil engineering industry, their current demand, latest design software requirements and construction practices.

We also conduct the online test at the end of every course module to assess the performance of the students. A course completion certificate is provided to the student to showcase their potential to their future employers.

We also provide Online CV Builder application to the students to develop their CV with one of our professionally designed CV templates. Our CV templates are unique, crisp and attractive so that you are stand out from the crowd and your chances to get an interview call are way higher than your peers.

Mission  – Training & Supply of highly skilled Civil Engineers

Our mission is to provide professionally trained civil engineers to the community for all type of civil engineering services, increase the supply of efficient highly skilled civil engineers and serve the civil engineering community.

Marker Research – What are the key issues of Civil Engineering Industry

  • The demand for the Civil Engineering Industry

The construction industry is growing and as the sector grows, it is adopting new technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM), robotics and data analytics and looking towards project management to deliver projects on time and within the specified budget. The problem is that most civil engineering graduates lack the skill sets to implement these technologies

Civil engineering graduates lack the field skills and knowledge of basics such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, standard codes used in construction, quality control, on-field management and design knowledge. In a constantly evolving construction industry, engineers will have to keep pace with changing technologies. Skill up-gradation is not an option anymore. It is a necessity.

  •  Civil Engineering Course Curriculum Gap Analysis

Above demand and supply study suggests that there is a huge deficiency of civil engineers to meet future demand. On top of that, the rapidly changing technology of design and construction practices, worsen this situation even further. As a result, the insufficient supply of civil engineers coupled with insufficient training creates an unhealthy sign for the industry.

  • Insight into the civil engineering industry- the most fundamental

The first point highlighted by the interns is to get an understanding of the workflow of a design project from concept to completion. They suggested that it would be beneficial if a set of workshops are organised to demonstrate the workflow of an infrastructure project from tender to various phases of design to construction including quality assurance process, CDM Regulations.

  • Use of Design Standards in Civil Engineering

Design standards are taught in college and due to lack of practical application on a real project, students don’t appreciate the importance of using standards.

  • Software Training & 3D Modelling in Civil Engineering Design Proces

Basic training of most commonly used software such as CAD, Civil 3D, MX Road, MS Office, etc would be very beneficial for the students. Setting up layers under CAD standards or using xrefs for multiple aspects or use of ProjectWise for project control are never taught in colleges.

3D modelling and BIM are very new technologies in the industry and it would be highly beneficial for students to get some knowledge and develop some skillset in this field.

  • Understanding of Collaborative working in Civil Engineering

In today’s environment, multinational companies work using their resources from different part of the globe and extensively use technology to communicate and progress the design stages of a project.

Different discipline teams work in many different offices and work collaboratively to develop the design model and deliverables. In this environment, a sound understanding of collaborative working and knowledge of using efficient communication devices and technique is very important. It would be very beneficial for students to get this knowledge during college time by working in a project in the same manner.

  • Understanding of Health, Safety, Risk Regulations on Civil Engineering

There is a very high importance in the industry to sensitise the workforce regarding the safety risk in design, construction and workplace. Employees get training and exposure for this at every levels and sensitisation programme is the top priority of the governments and the industry.  Again some exposure of this through case studies would be beneficial to students.

Strategy and Implementation

  • Civil Engineering Training Course Content

GCE Training Course contents are developed with extensive research of the civil engineering industry, their current demand, latest design software requirements and construction practices. Our online civil engineering courses will provide more visibility and clear action plan to the student to develop their capabilities and prepare their CV with more practical experience aligned with industry demand.

  • Assessment and Certification

Every course module comes with a set of assessment questions covering course content and key topics presented in the course module. GCE Carries-out online assessment with objective type questions and provides results at the end of the test with passing grade percentages. GCE also provides a course completion certificate for each course. GCE certificate comes with a unique QR Code to make it handy for Students and Employers to verify it online and download it whenever needed.

  • CV Builder/ Resume Builder/ Portfolio Development

GCE provides CV Builder application to its user to build their CV. At GCE, we always believe that co-creation with applicants and employer is the mantra of success. By collecting the feedback of both groups, we ensure that our CV templates provide the best solution to our users. GCE CV Builder application is not just another visual resume creation tool; it is the finest tool to present your career graph to your recruiters and also to plan your career path in the most suited discipline.

  • Improvement Strategy

We have launched gcelab.com with 10 Online Civil Engineering  Courses. Each Course comes with a minimum of 5 Modules and a course assessment section. We aim to publish at least 1 online course (with 5 modules) at every fiscal quarter. We are very keen to receive your feedback. We will also publish Blogs on Civil Engineering Discipline at frequent interval. Please visit gcelab.com regularly to read our blogs that cover a wide range of Civil Engineering Topics, Products and Services.

You are welcome to submit your article for publication on our website. Your article will be reviewed and discussed with you before publishing.

Thanks, Note

We would like to be as transparent as possible. For this reason, we gladly welcome any comments and critiques you may have as a reader or viewer. I am so excited to see what the future holds for gcelab.com and their users.

Thank you for visiting us and keep coming back to gcelab.com.

 

Pooja Srivastava
Founder, gcelab.com