Manaus City Hall highlights the role of civil engineers on commemorative date

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A well-structured and conducted project transforms the world, changes realities and improves the quality of life of thousands of people. This Wednesday, 10/25, the date on which Civil Engineer’s Day is celebrated, Manaus City Hall pays tribute to the professionals who make great ideas become true works and expressions of a city like the capital of Amazonas and its more than 2 millons of citizens.

With 18 civil engineers on its staff, the Municipal Institute of Urban Planning (Implurb) has three major interventions underway in Manaus, one of which is the Amazonino Mendes park, which had its first stage inaugurated on the capital’s anniversary, last Tuesday. Monday, 24th, being in full operation from 9am to 10pm, every day. The park is located between the Novo Aleixo and Tancredo Neves neighborhoods, the result of an agreement signed between Manaus City Hall and the State government, and is more than 2 kilometers long.

Manaus City Hall is investing in the creation of more than 181 thousand square meters of area with new public spaces accessible to the population and visitors.

With Mayor David Almeida, the capital of Amazonas is more than doubling the number of large public spaces of reference in the city, now including the São Vicente complex (Lúcia Almeida viewpoint, Thiago de Mello mansion and São Vicente square), in the Center, and with the Amazonino Mendes park, in addition to the most recent work, the Encontro das Águas Rosa Almeida park, in the East zone, whose work order was signed on September 26th.

Along with the works that are designed by the institute, Implurb engineers work to supervise the works. And the team also covers everything from construction work on large-scale urban projects to preparing technical and professional engineering annexes for memorials and tenders, getting their hands dirty, visiting construction sites and prospecting areas.

“The work of a civil engineer guarantees safety, the right to infrastructure, sustainability and all types of solutions that only the profession can provide, benefiting the whole of society. The date reminds us of a professional and the recognition of his relevance to the activity and to humanity”, said the CEO of Implurb, engineer Carlos Valente.

Today’s date was chosen as a tribute to the Patron of civil engineering, Saint Frei Antônio de Sant’Ana Galvão, considered the first Brazilian engineer. The chosen date is a reference to October 25, 1998, the day on which Galvão was beatified by Pope John Paul II, being instituted in 2016.

Officially, the date was established by law no. 13,359/2016, National Day of the Patron of Civil Construction and Civil Engineering Professionals. He is the patron saint of civil construction in Brazil.

Frei Galvão was baptized with the name Antônio Galvão de França. For many years, he was responsible for the construction works of the Luz Monastery (SP), which became a World Cultural Heritage Site (Unesco).


Currently, there are more than 310,000 engineers registered with the Regional Engineering and Agronomy Council (Crea) active in Brazil. On average, 40 thousand professionals in the sector are trained annually.

The civil engineer, as provided for in resolution No. 218/1973, carries out activities that involve coordination, study, assistance, inspection, construction management, expertise, execution of technical drawings related to constructions, runways and airports, roads, transport systems , sanitation and water supply; ports, rivers, dams, dikes and canals; irrigation and drainage; bridges and large structures; its related and related services.

There are online, in-person or hybrid undergraduate (bachelor’s) courses in civil engineering. There are also different specialization courses, many via the internet. Postgraduate courses are those that deepen the engineer’s knowledge in a more specific area of ​​engineering, further valuing the engineer.

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