At Civildigest.org, we are steadfastly committed to advancing the realm of Civil Engineering, Construction, and Maintenance by being a nexus of innovation, education, and resource sharing. Our website serves as a comprehensive platform for professionals, students, and enthusiasts to explore cutting-edge solutions, access a vast array of Building Materials & Supplies, and foster a community dedicated to sustainable and responsible engineering practices. We believe in creating a collaborative ecosystem where knowledge translates into real-world, eco-conscious infrastructural advancements. Through a blend of insightful articles, interactive forums, and a curated marketplace, we endeavor to propel the industry towards a future defined by sustainable practices, enhanced efficiency, and global collaboration. With Civildigest.org, step into a domain where every query finds an answer, every challenge meets a solution, and every stakeholder has a voice in shaping a resilient and inclusive built environment.


At Civildigest.org, we are enthralled by the boundless possibilities that civil engineering, construction, and home improvement hold for sculpting a sustainable and aesthetically appealing built environment. Our platform is meticulously crafted to be a wellspring of knowledge and practical solutions, covering a broad spectrum of topics including project management, structural design, structural analysis, gardening, and do-it-Yourself (DIY) home improvement solutions. With a keen focus on concrete technology and its myriad applications, we delve into the nitty-gritty that empowers professionals and enthusiasts alike to take their projects a notch higher.

Our seasoned team of civil engineers and construction consultants, possessing a wealth of experience and an unyielding passion for innovation, is the cornerstone of Civildigest.org. They are not just experts in their respective fields but are articulate visionaries committed to sharing their expertise and insights through well-researched and engaging articles. Our authors are dedicated to unraveling complex engineering concepts, showcasing cutting-edge construction methodologies, and offering actionable home improvement and gardening advice that resonates with both novices and seasoned professionals.

At Civildigest.org, we envision a community where every individual is equipped with the right knowledge and resources to contribute towards a robust and aesthetically pleasing built environment. Our interactive forums further fuel discussions and collaborative learning, fostering a vibrant ecosystem where ideas mature into substantial solutions. We continually strive to uphold a standard of excellence, ensuring that Civildigest.org remains your trusted companion in navigating the ever-evolving domains of civil engineering, construction, and home improvement. Join us in this enlightening journey towards creating spaces that resonate with functionality, sustainability, and beauty.

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Kaumadi Ganiarachchi


Kaumadi Ganiarachchi is a co-founder and the main author of civildigest.org.  She is a graduated civil engineer from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. Finite element analysis and dynamic analysis of high-rise buildings are two of her areas of specialty.  She has conducted research on the numerical analysis of the shear behavior of high-strength concrete beams without stirrups. Her vision is to make comprehensive education in civil engineering available to everyone, from novice to professional. 



Gary J. Peterson

Gary J Peterson Civil & Construction Engineer

Civil and Construction Engineer

Gary J. Peterson, an experienced civil engineer, leads construction projects at Bechtel Corporation. With a BSc in Civil Engineering and 10 years’ experience, he excels in construction, structural design, and project management. His insights on civildigest.org elucidate complex engineering concepts, blending expertise with real-world construction scenarios and fostering a better understanding of civil engineering principles.

Gary J. Peterson is a distinguished civil engineer with a rich background in both theoretical and practical aspects of the field. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from North Dakota university, Gary has spent the last 10 years honing his skills at Bechtel Corporation, a well-regarded construction firm known for its innovative projects.

Gary’s role as a project manager has seen him lead numerous successful construction projects from conception through completion. His expertise spans across structural design, construction management, and project execution, making him a well-rounded professional in the civil engineering domain. Gary’s knack for solving complex engineering problems and his adept management skills have not only contributed to the success of Bechtel Corporation but have also earned him a position of respect among his peers in the industry.

Gary is passionate about sharing his extensive knowledge and experience with a wider audience, which has led him to contribute to civildigest.org. Through his well-articulated articles, Gary demystifies complex civil engineering and construction concepts, making them accessible to both professionals and enthusiasts alike. His writings on civildigest.org cover a broad spectrum of topics, including structural design, construction methodologies, project management strategies, and industry best practices.

Being a member of notable engineering bodies such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Gary’s contributions to civildigest.org are not only a reflection of his deep-rooted expertise but also his commitment to uphold the highest standards of the civil engineering profession. His authoritativeness in the field and ability to convey complex ideas in a comprehensible manner make Gary a valued contributor to civildigest.org and a reliable source of information for all its readers. Contact Gary via Facebook, LinkedIn Page or LinkedIn Profile, Quora, Reddit, Twitter and Medium social media platforms.

Kalhara Sandaruwan


Kalhara Sandaruwan is a co-founder and the designer of civildigest.org. He earned his degree, BSc Engineering (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic from the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology. “I believe that an online forum is the best approach to educate general public and bring them together under one roof”. He is committed to the site’s mission.