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civil engineering 1 and 2

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Skyscraper
A building between 35 and 100 meters tall
Civil Engineer
An engineer that designs and supervises the construction of structures ( bridges, dams skyscrapers etc...) used by many people.
Structure
A man made construction that supports and withstands all of the forces that could bring it down
Material
The parts that make up an object like a structure
Tension
The force that pulls something apart
Torsion
The force that twists something
Shear
The parallel force that shifts a structure in two opposite directions
Engineer
A Professional who uses scientific knowledge and mathematics to create new technologies
Engineering Design Process
A series of eight steps that engineers use to guide them as they solve problems
Problem
A state of difficulty that can be improved upon
Prototype
A first draft of an invention scaled down.
Refine
To improve
Replicate
To make an exact copy