Civil Engineering is the topic of a new "In America" piece with host James Earl Jones

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New content to explore a critical sector of public infrastructure...

James Earl Jones is hosting a brand new segment of the television program "In America". This installment will feature an examination of the role Civil Engineers play in our daily lives. Generally considered to be the forefather from which all future engineering disciplines descended, civil engineering concerns it self with what could be called our "built" environment. Civil engineers have had a say in every road driven, bridge crossed, and parking lot used.

Civil Engineers design, operate, supervise and maintain major construction projects including airports, shopping malls, sewage treatment plants, dams, and water supply installations. Two 21st century facts of life bring the need for civil engineering to the forefront: the aging of the country's infrastructure and the natural disasters wrought by the changing climate. As a result, the Department of Labor expects the need for civil engineers to outpace other occupations on average, projecting an employment growth rate of 20% by 2022. (Source:

The program will be exploring how Civil Engineers will be involved in framing your future as they delve into the critical tasks of designing the sustainable, energy efficient systems and structures so critical for tomorrow's society.

In America is produced independently and distributed to Public Television Stations across the nation, to be televised at their discretion and convenience. The program is neither a PBS or an ABT production nor is it affiliated with either network.

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