The U.S Army Corps of Engineers is a Corps of Army organization of the U.S. Army with three primary function areas: civil works, civil engineering, and engineering corps. It is also known by a number of other titles such as Corps of Army Engineer,or simply the Corps. The purpose of the Corps is to manage the infrastructure of the United States.
The Corps of Army Engineers manages civil works, both civil and military. Civil works include maintaining roads, highways, bridges, dams, water, and other public structures. These structures include dams and other structures that create water-bearing bodies of water. A few of these structures include reservoirs, bridges, canals, and sewers. In addition, the Corps of Army Engineers also manages the maintenance of dams and other water-bearing structures.
Civil engineering includes designing and building water-bearing structures and systems, including dams. Civil engineering also includes the design and building of sewage treatment facilities, sewer systems, water and storm water systems, buildings foundations, and other buildings and structures that are used for civil purposes. Civil engineering also includes the design of buildings foundations for the military. The Corps of Army Engineers also handles the design and construction of dams and other water-bearing structures.
In addition to civil engineering, the Corps also has two specialized divisions, civil works and construction engineering. Both of these divisions deal with different aspects of construction. Civil works involve the designing and construction of roads, bridges, highways, dams, and other water-bearing structures. Construction engineering involves the design and engineering of structures used for military purposes. Examples of these structures include tanks, garrisons, military buildings, aircraft carriers, ammunition depots, and more.
Each of these three divisions of engineering serves a specific function of civil works and construction of civil buildings and structures, as well as for military purposes. Each division also maintains its own website for users of military equipment and information about its projects. Most Corps websites contain information on engineering projects, which give detailed descriptions of the projects that they have undertaken. These descriptions describe the goals and strategies, schedules, and budgets of the project. Some of these sites also contain a link to contact the project's contractor or architect.
The Corps of Army Engineers was created in 1869 under the U.S. Department of War. The Corps provides a number of responsibilities, from maintaining the nation's roads, bridges, dams, waterways, dams and other water-bearing structures, to planning and constructing new structures and infrastructure for military purposes. The Corps of Army Engineers also manages the construction of military bases, including airfields, ports, artillery regiments, and many others.