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CDR Sample for

Civil Engineering
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Sample CPD for Civil Engineer

CPD Plan
Learning Classification/Type Objective Date Time Scale
To understand the
principles of
setting up and
running a
successful project
using the
Company in-house company's
training (3 x one- approve project
Efficient project day training management
Management courses) systems Jan-12 3 months
To understand the
current initiatives
with regard to BIM
and what it is. To
be able to
translate this into
what it means for
our company and
how the survey
External department can
BIM - what it is and the Workshop, self develop enhanced
effect it will have on the reading, and web BIM services for
industry forums clients Mar-12 9 months
To learn and
enough visual
basic programming
to be able to
develop Excel
Macros & Visual Basic Macros for survey
programming Self Learning computations. Jan-12 Ongoing
Duration / Classification / Learning / Outcome /
Date CPD Points Type / Activity Objective Benefits
Tuesday, Part 1 of 3 day Basics of Project
January In-house training Project Management, Project
10, 2012 1 day (5) course Management Start-up
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training course Where to find all PM

Part 2 of 3 day The management and
Tuesday, Project control of time, cost,
February In-house training Management quality, scope, benefits
14, 2012 1 day (5) course training course & risk
How BIM is important
to the construction
industry and how the
government is
Friday, promoting this
March ICES Magazine - Understanding of initiative. Direction to
02, 2012 1 hour (1) Reading BIM further reading.
The use of BIM, how it
ICES SE Region will be specified on
Tuesday, Meeting - How BIM affects future government
March evening Presentation on civil engineering projects. BIM
13, 2012 meeting (2) BIM surveyors technologies
Use of Project controls,
Part 3 of 3 day earned value
Thursday, Project management, lessons
March In-house training Management learnt, project
29, 2012 1 day (5) course training course reporting
Improved VB
programming skills and
developed a Macro to
calculate the reduction
1 hour tutorial and adjustment of a
followed by 2 traverse using the
Self learning - on- hours Bowditch method and
Saturday, line web tutorial development of a format the outputs. Can
April 28, and practical visual basic now use this on site
2012 3 hours (3) session programme work.
3 junior staff now have
1.5 hour clear understanding of
preparation and 1 the importance of CPD
hour lunch-box Records. Also improved
Thursday, presentation on my presentation skills
May 17, 2.5 hours Mentoring junior CPD activities and and knowledge of
2012 (2) staff records PowerPoint.
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Sample Career Episode for Civil Engineer

(a) Introduction


At the time when this career episode happened, I was involved in the construction of Building
XXX located at XXX (Address of Company) in Delhi, India as a Structural Design Engineer
(Designation) for XXX (Company Name). The head office had commissioned our office to
complete several complicated elements of the structure. I was particularly endowed with the
responsibility of designing a complex suspended ground floor slab in detail. I undertook the
project in September 2014 and it was to be completed by November 2016 (Duration of the

(b) Background

CE1.2 (Introduction about the Company/ Organization)

“Company” was established in 20** by Mr. XXX who was a Civil Engineer with over two decades
of experience in the field. The company has successfully built several residential and
commercial societies and architectural projects, including the Commonwealth Games Village in
New Delhi and IIT Ropar. The “Company” is founding member of Indian Green Building Council
and is one of the pioneers of 'Green Building' technology in India. It was both the owner and
contractor of the XXX project. The project was about Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) of
high-density low-income East Delhi, and I was involved in completing an apartment building
which was planned to have 30 storeys with 4 basement floors. The construction area of the
building was 12,000 m2 (Introduction about Project).

CE1.3 (Job Description)

My key responsibilities and the role I played in the project were:

 Analysis of structural systems for loads (static as well as dynamic),

 Assessment of present and future patterns of flow of traffic and make required changes
in line with the specified standards,
 Design structures that are sturdy and do not bend, twist, vibrate or collapse easily,
 Ensure supply of concrete, steel and other materials in adequate amount,
 Interpret drawing plans, specifications, construction methods, and procedures
appropriately and use them,
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 Measure, define value, and negotiate variations in building designs,

 Monitor design changes and assess their effects on costs,
 Responsible for construction of structures according to contractual requirements,
design requirements as well as specified standards, and
 Supervise all structural works and submit all the related reports to the Project Manager.

CE1.4 (Organogram/ Organizational Hierarchy)

Below you can see the organizational structure for the engineering project at the time:

(c) Personal Engineering Activity

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Once the Chief Project Engineer briefed me about the project, I was assigned the task to break
down the entire floor into different design-able elements such as slabs, transfer beams, and
bands. I used the RAPT computer program (software I used) to make a detailed design of about
forty elements that I had identified. This included measuring and uploading their span,
dimensions, and loading into the program to come up with models that are practical, accurate,
and flexible enough to incorporate changes in the future.


When I re-assessed the specified design criteria, I realised that the reinforcement cover I had
used did not satisfy the durability and fire resistance requirements (Issue faced). However, it
was comparatively easier to change the covers and modify designs as each design element was
already part of the computer model I had made earlier. To ensure that others understood the
design as well, I documented everything and ordered the computer output and the calculations
in a lever arch file. This included the assumptions I made and the summary pages.

CE1.7 (Designing Jobs/ Tasks)

I maintained all the documentation through the designing process (Designing Component),
including computations and reinforcement drawings. I arranged the calculations (that ran in
about 1000 pages) based on the site grid system. Each element that was designed had a RAPT
output sorted in this system – along with their summary pages of inputs and conclusions. In the
beginning of the documentation, I added design concepts and philosophies used in the project
and outlined the content pages clearly. The documentation included all the verification
documents and superseded computations too.

CE1.8 (Designing Parts, Issue n Solution)

As expected from me, I considered various design possibilities for the building I was responsible
for. In one particular possibility, I found that retaining walls was the best answer to cover the
height difference between the external ground level and the internal slab finished level.
Retaining walls were more cost effective than the fill that would be needed to import to raise
the external ground level. So, I introduced concrete ramps and steps to the entrance, and made
sure that the concrete design I undertook satisfy the Australian standards AS 3600 (important
to mention standards used).

I also noticed while checking drawings that some area of the added mezzanine floor was being
used jut for structural framing and could potentially be used as extra storage space. I
performed design checks for a storage imposed load on related structural elements to avoid
any potential risks before making final designs.
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CE1.9 (Job Tasks, Independent working, issue faced and solution)

Since I was the one responsible for drawing and updating the reinforcement drawings, I
produced a sample markup first and got it checked by the Chief Project Engineer and the clients
to ensure that its format is acceptable and can be used for rest of the drawings. Once the
sample markup was issued, the Chief Project Engineer went on a long vacation that extended to
several weeks. Hence, I had to manage the production of rest f the drawings with minimal
supervision. I drew up all the detailed reinforcement plans according to the original design
computations I had done earlier, allowing me to check and verify my computations as I went
about completing and updating my drawings.

CE1.10 (Issue while performing tasks and solutions provided)

When we re-issue altered drawings, we had to show them as a revision with copies of relevant
calculations to show the reason why the revision was needed. Since my workload was light at
the time, I pushed the drawings ahead and had my first revision ready before time. In the
middle of the process, the client advised us to issue the pile-capping drawings earlier than the
due date. Hence, I diverted my time and resources to complete the task by the pre-poned
deadline (Issue and solution). I was able to prepare the key documentation by the new
deadline, and added the supporting section drawings to it a few days later.

CE1.11 (Issue and Solution)

The client was uneasy that the deflection of the suspended ground floor slab under load would
prove to be disastrous for the building. I discussed my computer model results with him and
showed him that some design-case deflections were acceptable and safe. I also showed him
how modifying the design to make way for less deflection would added to the construction
costs considerably.

CE1.12 (Issues faced and solutions provided)

Another engineer did independent verification of the ground floor structure I designed. I then
went through his review and addressed all the issues raised successfully – making changes to
my design plan wherever necessary. I was also given the task of responding to the queries the
head office sent to our Chief Project Engineer based on their reviews. The design review was
then shared with the client who advised whether the design brief had been met or not.

CE1.13 (Involvement in OHS, Planning, Approvals, Communication, etc.)

Apart from making and modifying designs, I was always involved with planning health and
safety considerations during and after the construction work, obtain appropriate approvals, and
communicate them effectively to various stakeholders. A couple of months ago, I visited Delhi
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on a holiday and contacted the head office to send me on a site visit to the project with one of
their engineers. I saw that much of my design is still being worked upon. I discussed my designs
with the site engineer and learnt about his views on how things could have been done better.

(d) Summary

CE1.14 (outcomes/ professional benefits achieved: practical knowledge, project management,

management, analysis, design, communication skills, engineering, building construction,
appreciation and recognition)

This episode is from my first job where I gained hands-on experience of working as a qualified
Civil or Structural Engineer. I learnt about the practical application of various aspects of the job
such as how to read a project, how to deal with workers and lead them effectively, do price
analysis, handle purchase of material, do the designing work, and communicate with people. I
also gained knowledge about other related fields such as project management – which helped
me in my growth as a Civil Engineer. I learnt a lot and gained new skills during my time with the
“company” and I think I was quite fortunate to have led such a big project at such an early stage
of my career. I particularly felt very honoured when my manager praised me and recognised me
for the role I played in the completion of the project.

Sample Summary Statement for Civil Engineer

Paragraph in the
A brief summary of how you have career episode(s)
Competency Element
applied the element where the element is


PE1.1 Comprehensive, I had successfully concluded

theory-based engineering objectives assigned to
understanding of the me by my superiors, which clearly CE1.22-CE1.23,
underpinning natural demonstrated my fundamental CE2.20-CE2.21,
and physical sciences knowledge on the theories behind CE3.22-CE3.23
and the engineering physical sciences and engineering
fundamentals fundamentals.
applicable to the
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engineering discipline

PE1.2 Conceptual
understanding of the
mathematics, numerical CE1.6, CE1.8, CE1.21,
I performed mathematical
analysis, statistics and CE2.5, CE2.16 –
computations and numerical analysis
computer and CE2.17, CE2.19, CE3.5,
for my projects.
information sciences CE3.21
which underpin the
engineering discipline

I used my knowledge in concrete

engineering for project XXX in
“Company”. CE1.11-CE1.12, CE1.14
I designed the insulation for project CE1.17
PE1.3 In-depth
XXX in “Company”. CE2.12, CE2.14,
understanding of
specialist bodies of I designed and supervised the CE2.16
knowledge within the construction of culverts for
engineering discipline CE3.18
“Company” Co. Inc.
I used my knowledge in structural
design for the steel reinforcements
in the project for “Company”

PE1.4 Discernment of
knowledge I always kept abreast of new
development and developments and technologies
CE1.20, CE2.15, CE3.7,
research directions pertaining to my discipline especially
within the engineering those that related to my current
discipline project objectives.

I am aware of the necessary interface CE1.5, CE1.7, CE1.9,

PE1.5 Knowledge of inherent between engineering CE1.13, CE1.19, CE2.8,
contextual factors systems and the different CE2.13, CE2.19, CE3.8-
impacting the stakeholders of every project. CE3.9, CE3.13, CE3.15,
engineering discipline
CE3.16 , CE3.20
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PE1.6 Understanding of
the scope, principles,
I always used the systematic CE1.6, CE1.8, CE2.5,
norms, accountabilities
approach when creating engineering CE2.13, CE2.16-
and bounds of
designs for my projects. CE2.18, CE3.5, CE3.7,
engineering practice in
the specific discipline


PE2.1 Application of I made sure that major activities for

established engineering every project were based on sound CE1.7, CE1.11-CE1.12,
methods to complex and fundamental engineering CE2.14, CE2.17, CE3.7,
engineering problem principles. CE3.12, CE3.21

I am skilled in preventing, detecting

PE2.2 Fluent application and repairing problems in the CE1.10, CE1.16,
of engineering construction, processes and CE2.10, CE3.8, CE3.11,
techniques, tools and operations in my projects. CE3.18

I always conformed to client’s

PE2.3 Application of
requirements, other stakeholder’s CE1.5, CE1.12-CE1.13,
systematic engineering
specifications and applicable CE2.4, CE2.14, CE3.4,
synthesis and design
regulations for each project. CE3.12, CE3.17

I always incorporated cost

PE2.4 Application of considerations in all of my project
systematic approaches objectives. CE1.8-CE1.9, CE1.15,
to the conduct and CE2.5, CE2.19, CE3.5,
management of CE3.19
engineering projects


I have always followed applicable CE1.5, CE1.12, CE1.13,

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PE3.1 Ethical conduct local, national and international CE2.5, CE2.14, CE3.4
and professional standards applicable to the project CE1.6, CE1.10, CE2.5,
accountability objectives. I have made safety CE2.10, CE3.4
compliance in the workplace one of
the guiding principles on all of my
work and projects.

PE3.2 Effective oral and

I have written and prepared CE1.8, CE2.4-CE2.5,
written communication
engineering documents and reports CE2.7, CE3.4-CE3.5,
in professional and lay
CE3.10, CE3.21

I have used novel approaches to

PE3.3 Creative solve problems encountered in my CE1.14, CE1.17,
innovative and projects. CE2.13, CE3.16,
proactive demeanour

I am proficient in gathering,
assessing and utilizing information
PE3.4 Professional use
and data critical to the success of the CE1.8, CE2.13-CE2.14,
and management of
project objectives. CE3.7

I have always made it a point to

upgrade my professional and
technical knowledge.

CE1.20, CE2.15, CE3.7,

PE3.5 Orderly CE3.16
management of self, CE1.9-CE1.10, CE1.22,
and professional CE2.20, CE3.10-
conduct CE3.11, CE3.22
I have always comported myself in a
professional manner when dealing
with the stakeholders of the project.

PE3.6 Effective team I led and/or was a part of the team of

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membership and team engineering professionals, CE1.14, CE2.8, CE2.19,

leadership technicians, crafts persons, and CE3.10-CE3.11,
manual laborers in various CE3.13, CE3.15,
construction projects. CE3.18

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