CA Bus & Prof Code Section 6731

Civil engineering embraces the following studies or activities in connection with fixed works for irrigation, drainage, waterpower, water supply, flood control, inland waterways, harbors, municipal improvements, railroads, highways, tunnels, airports and airways, purification of water, sewerage, refuse disposal, foundations, grading, framed and homogeneous structures, buildings, or bridges:


The economics of, the use and design of, materials of construction and the determination of their physical qualities.


The supervision of the construction of engineering structures.


The investigation of the laws, phenomena and forces of nature.


Appraisals or valuations.


The preparation or submission of designs, plans and specifications and engineering reports.


Coordination of the work of professional, technical, or special consultants.


Creation, preparation, or modification of electronic or computerized data in the performance of the activities described in subdivisions (a) through (f). Civil engineering also includes city and regional planning insofar as any of the above features are concerned therein. Civil engineers registered prior to January 1, 1982, shall be authorized to practice all land surveying as defined in Chapter 15 (commencing with Section 8700) of Division 3.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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