Beside designing, planning or construction of buildings, some other major application fields of civil engineering industry are management of residential and commercial buildings, transportation system, fields regarding water supplying activities, and environmental fields, which is basically studied for the maintenance and enhancement of quality of life. Civil engineering industry specifically deals with the activities of designing and construction of structures like bridges, dams, harbors, canals, roads, tunnels, and water-supply systems. Civil engineering industry activities also include structures like power plants, aircraft, water-treatment plants etc.
Civil engineering industry provides job opportunities, specifically in public and private sectors. Some of the job types are contractors, builders, educators or researchers. Some common job designations are