/ BLOG

The Top 5 Issues Facing Civil Engineers in 2023 and Beyond

Aug 16, 2021 · 4 minutes to read

Civil engineers are always tackling new challenges. Whether it’s overhauling a city’s water supply or helping plan a new public transport system, the work you do is an essential part of keeping America running.

Looking to the future, civil engineers will be more important than ever as the country continues to grow and evolve. Thinking more about the environment, designing for an aging population, and bringing current infrastructure projects up to standard are all concerns that civil engineers will face this year and likely for decades to come.

Here are five issues facing civil engineers in 2023 and beyond:

1. Creating sustainable communities

Building the communities of tomorrow is an important part of civil engineering. Infrastructure can have a huge impact on the environment, economy, housing choices, and other factors that can improve peoples’ lives. As a civil engineer, you can be an advocate for positive change.

Environmental sustainability is one area of focus that many civil engineers are adopting. Using eco-friendly materials, methods, and design can help lessen the effect that construction has on the environment. With many businesses looking for more ways to “go green”, civil engineers can help them achieve their sustainability goals.

2. Balancing sustainability with profits

While many businesses are actively looking for ways to build more eco-friendly structures, some are wary of these changes. There is a common misconception that sustainable methods are always more expensive than traditional ones. This can be a hurdle to getting businesses on board with eco-friendly building.

As a civil engineer, part of your job may be helping clients better understand sustainable building methods. Some eco-friendly options can cost the same or even less than traditional ones. Your expertise and knowledge could help businesses maximize their profits while adopting sustainable building strategies.

3. Designing for future transport needs

Major U.S. cities are expected to grow in the coming decades, and many smaller cities are considered up-and-coming areas for relocation. Navigating these spaces and commuting to them will present major challenges for civil engineers.

The future of transportation will need to consider changing demographics and technological advancements. As Baby Boomers continue to age, civil engineers will need to find ways to make cities more accessible to older adults and those with disabilities. They will also need to find innovative ways to improve public transit systems to encourage eco-friendly commutes and factor in the potential growth of self-driving cars.

4. Rebuilding existing infrastructure

America’s infrastructure is in dire need of help. The latest report from the American Society of Civil Engineers rated the country’s infrastructure at a C minus, signalling just how vitally important civil engineers are to maintaining and rebuilding the nation.

Civil engineers will be a key part of repairing the country’s aging foundations, from roads and bridges to dams and water delivery systems. This work will also support the goals of sustainability and rethinking transportation for a growing nation.

5. Protecting themselves on the job

Like any occupation, there are risks associated with working as a civil engineer. Whether you are protecting yourself in a litigious society or preparing for workplace injuries, here are common civil engineering insurance policies you might consider:

  • Professional Liability – Also known as Errors and Omissions or E&O insurance, this is an essential policy that protects you and your company in case of a lawsuit due to alleged professional wrongdoing. Professional Liability can help protect you against a range of liability claims, including mistakes, negligence, and breaches of contract.
  • General Liability – Also referred to as Commercial General Liability (CGL) or “slip and fall coverage”, this insurance can protect your business against bodily injury or property damage lawsuits from outside parties. Civil engineers who regularly meet with clients in their offices or on worksites often consider this type of insurance.
  • Workers’ Compensation – This insurance protects you against medical expenses and lawsuits that can arise from employee workplace injuries and illnesses. It could also pay lost wages as a result of the work injuries that an employee sustains. Every state (except Texas) requires businesses with employees to have this coverage. Additionally, some states may also require that civil engineers acting as sole proprietors have Workers’ Compensation insurance.
  • Business Owners’ Policy (BOP) – This is a combination of policies, combining covers such as General Liability insurance and business personal property coverage, to help protect small businesses from costly interruptions to service. Depending on your business needs, a BOP could be a convenient and affordable way to protect you against a variety of risks.

If you’re ready to find civil engineering insurance policies to meet your business needs, BizInsure can help. Quote and compare multiple insurance products from multiple insurers at the same time and get insured in minutes!

Visit our website to get started.

Get Free Online Quotes and get coverage instantly

The coverage you need for your business.

Business insurance is divided into different policies. We offer 4 types so it's easy to design the coverage that fits your business.

Professional Liability Insurance

Get a quote

General Liability Insurance

Get a quote

Business Owner’s Policy (BOP)

Get a quote

Workers Compensation Insurance

Get a quote

Let's find

The coverage you need for your business

Professional Liability Insurance

Get a quote

General Liability Insurance

Get a quote

Business Owner’s Policy (BOP)

Get a quote

Workers Compensation Insurance

Get a quote

Love it
Hanna R.
1708272180
Every year, BizInsure is my go to for general and professional liability insurance! Thenrates are unbeatable.
Calandra K.
1708044666
The agent was quick and efficient in generating a quote for my needs.
Theresa F.
1707895796
I enjoy working BizInsure they always answer all my questions and make sure i have the correct coverage for my business.
Prompt and professional service from Biz Insure. Thanks Leslie and Liza!
Bev G.
1707524454
Very easy to sign up for insurance.
Great company
Brown G.
1706896003
Fast and efficient!
Kim C.
1706746693
عالی
alireza J.
1706727364
It was great being able to get a policy that suits my company's need in less than 30 minutes. They were vey thorough. Very competitively priced.
Lynette C.
1706621476
I worked with Andrea for another start up business. She was very knowledgeable and help me pick the correct policy. Amazed at how quickly the process went.
Representative was very kind, helpful, and educated me well. I appreciated today's prompt service with confirmation that I was satisfied with what was provided to me.
Tina P.
1706224051
Great company for.your low cost business insurance needs.
constantin T.
1706156911
Staff was very fessional and friendly. I was able to get a quote and move forward within 20 minutes.
Pebbles S.
1706126428
Wonderful
Complete C.
1705788054
MUY BUENO
Super easy process.
Ashley G.
1704830227
It’s very easy to understand and at a very reasonable price.
Mary M.
1703780096
Professionalism, Quality, Responsive and budget friendly
B D
1703029371
Great rates, easy to understand and select appropriate coverage, can get in a jiffy
Brie C.
1702775397
I have been a customer of BizInsure for a few years now and I love it. There customer service is awesome and the prices are affordable.
Danyale W.
1702132165
Quick easy experience! The rep was knowledgeable & pleasant. Customer care was awesome to respond and clarify my concerns.
Kathy Ann A.
1702059151
bizinsurance makes purchasing Business Insurance...SIMPLE!
Andrea W.
1701380391
Great quality of Service ,faster and convenience way to pay at most. Thank you for your Service to my Healthcare Facility .
Quick and easy!!!!
Terry
1701319042
Great service! Easy process and very informative representative. Andrea was great and very patience with our process. I would recommend using them!!
Terrance R.
1700848536
Always and easy process. Thanks!
Gerald S.
1700244544
Renewal was quick and easy online
Angelita K.
1699752900
I had a great experience working with Andrea from BizInsure. She was extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and responsive throughout the entire process. She guided me through the different options available and helped me find the perfect home care professional liability insurance policy that suited my needs. Her professionalism and expertise made the entire experience smooth and hassle-free. I highly recommend working with Andrea and BizInsure for all your insurance needs.
Juliette S.
1699032636
Easy to submit an application and to get quotes
Simone S.
1698775217
I had the most pleasant prompt and professional experience of my life with Bizinsure. Everything was completed in record time, at an unbelievable cost…and my certificate of Insurance was promptly emailed to me. Most of all it was effective immediately. No hassle no back & forth, just great service highly recommend to all small businesses.
Marcia S.
1698407456
Excellent
advanced U.
1697824466
Great service. Very professional and cordial. Thanks
Jeremiah U.
1697064641
BizInure has been a great company for our insurance needs. I wish customers services was 24/7, that would make it a five stars
Novilette L. J.
1696828014
js_loader
Google Rating
4.7
Based on 242 reviews
×
js_loader