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Old September 6th, 2009, 12:08 AM   #2281
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Less and less people choose for a "beta" job, so technical jobs do have a good prospect. I know there has been a lack of traffic engineers in the Netherlands for years.
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Old September 6th, 2009, 12:34 AM   #2282
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Less and less people choose for a "beta" job, so technical jobs do have a good prospect. I know there has been a lack of traffic engineers in the Netherlands for years.
I know that the UK has a very high demand for civil engineers, and as you pointed out, the Netherlands probably does too. What about Germany?
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Old September 6th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #2283
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I think a problem with Germany is that you need to know some good German to get a job there. Maybe my perception is a bit wrong, but English isn't as normal in Germany as it is in the Netherlands or Scandinavia. (and the UK of course).
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Old September 6th, 2009, 01:41 AM   #2284
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I know that the UK has a very high demand for civil engineers, and as you pointed out, the Netherlands probably does too. What about Germany?
Many people thinks that it's jut boring and too hard. Everyone wants to do psychology or something
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Old September 7th, 2009, 06:17 PM   #2285
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I guess civil engineers have quite good professional opportunities in Germany, too.
But you need to know German, though. Most of them work in public administration (where English isn't spoken, obviously) or run/work in small companies which work in a pretty limited regional scale (and where English isn't used either). Of course, there might be some jobs in bgger companies which operate world wide and where English is needed, but I guess its the minority.

As for all engineer careers, the German universitys have a pretty good reputation (worldwide), I would say.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 11:24 PM   #2286
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The exit lane on the left side, Autobahn 46 just west of Dusseldorf.

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Old September 7th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #2287
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Old September 7th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #2288
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Well... if I remeber well, this is a regular Kreuz and this Neuss direction is not an exit, you just go straight ahead (but the road behind the Kreuz isn't a motorway anymore - the main motorway traffic goes to the right and then split)


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Old September 8th, 2009, 01:29 AM   #2289
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A81 near Stuttgart und Böbblingen has a exit lane to the left, to Gärtringen and Nufringen (14)
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Old September 8th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #2290
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Old September 8th, 2009, 07:42 AM   #2291
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Lol, that's such a common thing here. In urban areas anyway.

Not that we can match Germany in highway design.
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The reason is quite easy to explain:
Unlike in the States, on German motorways you have to drive on the right lane, the left is used for overtaking only (at least according to the law). With an exit lane on the left you would need to cross the left lane where cars can go really fast which would be of course potentially dangerous.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 04:40 PM   #2293
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I think the Gaertringen exit is just a relic of a planned junction. Originally the A81 should have continued further north from here directly to Leonberger Dreieck. That stretch was never built.
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I guess civil engineers have quite good professional opportunities in Germany, too.
But you need to know German, though. Most of them work in public administration (where English isn't spoken, obviously) or run/work in small companies which work in a pretty limited regional scale (and where English isn't used either). Of course, there might be some jobs in bgger companies which operate world wide and where English is needed, but I guess its the minority.

As for all engineer careers, the German universitys have a pretty good reputation (worldwide), I would say.
I guess I'll start learning German then hahaha
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Old September 9th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #2295
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This is also an interesting project, the A20 around Hamburg. It will connect with A22 towards Bremerhaven and the Netherlands.
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Old September 9th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #2296
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Interestingly, the A 20 will change the number to A 22 at Drochtersen junction. Maybe that won't happen and the A 20 will go further west, the A 22 is in the planning process actually, too.
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Yeah, I wonder why they would adopt A22 instead of just continuing the A20. The A26 heads south, but the A20 could just continue further west to Bremerhaven.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #2298
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So I'm thinking about a career in civil engineering and I was wondering how what the prospects of a job in Europe are. Is there high demand for jobs in Europe? And what about high-level education?
In Poland e.g. there are quite easy to find a job for civil engineer, you have to study 5 years, and coures are difficult, you should be good in math and phisic.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 12:57 AM   #2299
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Some examples of fine German engineering spotted on the A2 (D) and A4 (PL) last week:



A classic Trabant



Not quite sure what this one was, probably a vintage Mercedes



A gorgeously beautiful VW



A rare Wartburg Kombi with even rarer DDR sticker.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 01:06 AM   #2300
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... That would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. I took a picture of a concrete section on I-405 in Washington State ...

As promised, here are some examples of concrete road surface from Germany and Poland.
The brushing is done normally as in the Polish example (i.e. at 90° to traffic low) but there are many places where the brush lines are as in Fig. 2:


Autostrada A4 in Poland near Wrocław



Autobahn A2 in Germany near Magdeburg


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