Scenographies: Civil engineering works

The Main categories: Scenographies are split into the list which includes items to be drawn: Urban/Rural (Civil engineering works, Residential Buildings, Sport and Recreation Constructions) Primary, Secondary & Tertiary production (Economic Activities and Land Use for buildings) and Forest and semi-natural areas & Water bodies (Landscapes).

Civil engineering works refer to all constructions not classified under buildings (not roofed constructions). It is one of the two categories of Types of constructions. (4 divisions at Level 1, 10 groups at Level 2 and 23 classes at Level 3). We use the CTC (Classification of Types of Constructions).


  • Transport infrastructures
    • Highways, streets and roads
      1. Highways
        includes: motorways and roads for long-distance traffic, including interchanges and junctions.
        also includes: installations for lighting, signaling, safety and parking.
        excludes: motorway service stations; bridges and elevated highways; tunnels and subways.
      2. Streets and roads
        includes: streets inside towns and villages, country roads and pathways (including open-air parkings, interchanges, junctions, roundabouts and circles), e.g. streets, avenues, alleys, lanes, unmetalled roads, by-roads, access roads, farm or forest tracks, footpaths, bridle and bicycle paths, squares, pedestrian ways and precincts.
        also includes: installations for lighting, signaling, safety and parking.
        excludes: railway stations; railway bridges; railway tunnels.
    • Railways
      1. Long-distance railways.
        includes: main railway lines, sidings, rail points, railway crossings, station shunting and sortinglines.
        also includes: installations used for lighting, signaling, safety and electrification.
      2. Urban railways.
        includes: metropolitan railways, underground, in cuttings or overhead; suspension and elevated railways; urban networks, segregated from other traffic, etc.; tramways.
        also includes: installations used for lighting, signaling, safety and electrification.
    • Airfield runways
      1. Airfield runways.
        includes: runways for take-off, landing or taxiing.
        also includes: installations used for lighting, signaling and safety.
    • Bridges, elevated highways, tunnels and subways.
      1. Bridges and elevated highways
        includes: road or rail bridges of metal, concrete or other materials, including structures for elevated highways.
        also includes: installations used for lighting, signaling and safety; mobile bridges, viaducts, farm and forest track bridges and footbridges.
      2. Tunnels and subways.
        includes: highway, road and railway tunnels, subways.
        also includes: installations used for lighting, signaling and safety.
    • Harbours, waterways, dams and other waterworks
      1. Harbours and navigable canals.
        includes: sea or river ports (quays, docks, side-docks, jetties, moles, etc.); navigable canals; river works and canal constructions (locks, canal bridges and tunnels), wharves, embankments and tow-paths.
        also includes: military ports; shipyards.
        excludes: lighthouses; dams and similar water-retaining constructions; coastal and riverside hydrocarbon terminals; marinas.
      2. Dams.
        includes: dams and similar water-retaining constructions for every type of use: hydro-electricity, irrigation, flow regulation, flood prevention.
        also includes: dikes, bank protection structures.
        excludes: locks; hydro-electric power stations.
      3. Aqueducts, irrigation and cultivation waterworks.
        includes: irrigation canals and other water supply constructions for the purpose of land cultivation; aqueducts.
        also includes: drainage works and open drain ditches.
        excludes: aqueducts as historic monuments; dams; water pipelines.
  • Pipelines, communication and electricity lines
    • Long-distance pipelines, communication and electricity lines
      1. Long-distance oil and gas pipelines.
        includes: long-distance overland, underground or submarine pipelines for the conveyance of petroleum products and gas; long-distance overland, underground or submarine pipelines for chemicals and other products.
        also includes: pumping stations.
        excludes: water pipelines; urban gas supply lines; terminals for hydrocarbons.
      2. Long-distance water pipelines.
        includes: long-distance overland, underground or submarine pipelines for the conveyance of water.
        also includes: pumping, filtering and catchment stations.
        excludes: irrigation canals and aqueducts; local supply pipelines for water.
      3. Long-distance telecommunication lines.
        includes: long-distance overland, underground or submarine telecommunication lines, relay systems, radio and television or cable networks, relay towers, telecommunication masts and infrastructure for radio communication.
        excludes: electricity lines; urban telecommunication networks
      4. Long-distance electricity lines.
        includes: long-distance overland or underground high or medium tension electric power distribution lines.
        also includes: transformer stations and substations, pylons.
        excludes: road lighting installations; urban electric power distribution lines and ancillary installations.
    • Local pipelines and cables.
      1. Local gas supply lines.
        includes: local overland or underground pipelines for the conveyance of gas.
      2. Local water supply pipelines.
        also includes: local pipelines for the conveyance of hot water, steam or compressed air; water towers, wells, fountains and hydrants.
        excludes: irrigation installations; water purification installations.
      3. Local waste water pipelines.
        includes: sewer networks and waste water collectors.
        also includes: waste water treatment plants.
      4. Local electricity and telecommunication cables.
        includes: local electricity and telecommunication cables (overland or underground) and ancillary installations (transformer stations and substations, telegraph poles, etc.)
        also includes: local television cables and associated collective antennae
  • Complex constructions on industrial sites
    • Complex constructions on industrial sites
      1. Constructions for mining or extraction.
        includes: installations and constructions for mining, the extraction of hydrocarbon deposits, quarrying, exploitation of gravel pits, etc. (e.g. loading and discharging stations, winding towers, etc.); plaster works, cement works, brick works, tile works, etc.
      2. Power plant constructions.
        includes: hydraulic or thermal power stations and equipment for generating electricity, e.g. coal fired power stations, nuclear power stations, wind-driven power stations.
        also includes: plants for treating and processing nuclear material; waste incinerators.
        excludes: dams; electricity lines, including transformer stations and substations.
      3. Chemical plant constructions.
        includes: installations constituting a chemical, petrochemical plant or refinery
        also includes: terminals for hydrocarbons; coking plants, gasworks.
      4. Heavy industrial plants, not elsewhere classified.
        includes: installations constituting a heavy industrial site such as blast furnaces, rolling mills, foundries, etc.
  • Other civil engineering works
    • Sport and recreation constructions
      1. Other sport and recreation constructions
        includes: amusement parks or leisure parks and other open-air installations including mountain installations (ski runs and trails, chairlifts etc.), golf courses, air-fields, equestrian centers, harbour installations for marinas and installations which are mostly used for marine sports, equipment for beaches.
        also includes: public gardens and parks, zoological and botanical gardens.
        excludes: mountain refuges; cable car and chair lift stations; buildings for public entertainment; zoological and botanical garden buildings; sports halls.
    • Other civil engineering works not elsewhere classified
      1. Other civil engineering works not elsewhere classified
        includes: military engineering works, e.g. forts, blockhouses, bunkers, firing ranges, military testing centers, etc.; civil engineering works not elsewhere classified, including satellite launching sites.
        also includes: derelict industrial or urban constructions; waste dumps.
        excludes: airport buildings and installations; barracks (buildings); military ports.