Here at Quinn Developments, we’re leading the way in the civil engineering and groundworks industry. Based in Liverpool, our trusted team cover the whole of the North-West, completing successful construction projects for both the private and public sector. We’re very proud of our well-deserved, excellent reputation as we deliver high-quality, safe, and responsible civil engineering services.

As a family run business, we continue to exceed customer expectations and ensure all of our customers receive excellent communication and a professional, friendly service. We specialise in general groundwork and civil engineering, foundations, domestic drainage, roads and sewers, adoptive connections, works in highways and interceptor/attenuation systems, giving us a fantastic range of knowledge and experience.

Civil engineering complete guide

If you’re still wondering “what is civil engineering?”, we’re here to explain some civil engineering duties and responsibilities. Civil engineering covers a vast range of services including planning, designing, and constructing public, commercial, or residential infrastructure. Civil engineering may be carried out on various public works such as government buildings, train stations, and airports.

Our civil engineers also design and construct transportation systems such as roads, freeway interchanges, bridges, hospitals, schools, offices, ports, and other similar structures, in addition to freshwater and wastewater systems. Our responsible civil engineering additionally handles the construction of freshwater delivery systems, flood protection systems, levees, sewage plants, seawalls, dams, and many other similar water systems.

Essentially, civil engineering is everything you see that’s built around us. The kind of things we might not look at twice but would find very difficult to live without. It’s a very important discipline, steeped in tradition, stemming from the people who built our very first cities. Civil engineering has been vital in modernising the world as we know it today, solving problems that we deal with on a daily basis. This passion for problem solving is extremely underestimated, where would we be today without the innovation and skills of civil engineers?

As our societies changed over the years, the requirements for civil engineering have also changed, creating even more of a demand to create protective infrastructures for our growing dependency on technology and communication. Civil engineers even design and construct flood defence systems to avoid potential damage and to protect those towns which could experience devastating effects. Aside from commercial construction, civil engineers also have the skills to solve humanitarian problems such as building a clean water and sewage supply system which could have life-changing effects on the communities involved.

What other civil engineering services are on offer?

At Quinn Developments, we also provide cost efficient drain unblocking services. We understand how frustrating it can be to clear your households blocked drains, it’s an extremely common problem but one that many people tend to avoid doing. More often than not, that strange gurgling sound coming from your drains will be the start of a more serious problem which will likely lead to blocked drains.

There are simple solutions which you can implement to avoid blocked drains such as disposing of your waste correctly rather than overlooking your drains becoming blocked with toilet rolls, nappies, or garden leaves. We’ll conduct an initial inspection then tackle the source of the issue efficiently and effectively, saving you the hassle. We specialise in unblocking your drains with our high-pressured water jets which flush out your entire system. This is the quickest way to remove the cause of the blockage in one fast removal rather than having to endure reoccurring visits.

Our civil engineer duties also include adoptive connections which involve installations of outfalls, sewer diversions, rising main and surface water sewer connections. Of course, this groundwork is carried out by professional engineers who are experts in their field. We take every step to reduce the impact that our work has on the surrounding communities, taking every precaution and consideration to minimise this disruption. This is true for our interceptor and attenuation systems too. We’re conscious of the increasing importance of sustainable drainage, with this in mind we appreciate that not only to SUD’s help to lessen flood risk, but they also significantly reduce the risk of damaging other constructions.

How do you become a civil engineer?

Where there’s construction projects going on, there’s a high demand for civil engineers and vice versa. This demand has been ongoing for a long time, by employers all over the world. As a civil engineer, it’s likely you’ll be able to negotiate good wages and have opportunities to travel, not to mention be rewarded for the daily improvements you’ll make to people’s lives with your construction solutions. Civil engineers are mainly employed by municipalities, private firms or federal governments who are then contracted out to design and construct the required projects. If you’d like to become a civil engineer, you’re required to complete a 4-year degree as the minimum, any extra work experience or additional certifications may help to increase desirability when applying for jobs with civil engineer companies.

To be a civil engineer, you would need a broad understanding of scientific principles, knowledge of materials and the ability to analyse effectively. You’d be required to conduct a lot of detailed research on the sustainable natural and built environment and use this in conjunction with a great imagination to produce successful results. From ensuring structures are strong and built from the best materials, to safeguarding them from winds, water, and earthquakes, you also need to make sure that the ground underneath the structure is completely stable; there are many factors to consider. As a civil engineer, you’d also need to take into account any relevant constraints imposed by building codes, union regulations and of course, economic considerations.

As a qualified civil engineer, you’ll have an integral role in developing our physical environment. You’ll have the ability to design an innovative idea and work hard to bring it to life. You’d be solving real world problems through your design and construction skills, it’s a very rewarding process.