INTRODUCTION

Structural engineering is primarily concerned with designing and constructing buildings and structures that are safe and capable of withstanding the elements to which they will be exposed, as well as improving the structural integrity of existing buildings. The job is very closely related to that of Civil Engineering

Key tasks of Structural Engineering

  • preparing reports, designs and drawings
  • making calculations about loads and stresses
  • selecting appropriate construction materials
  • providing technical advice
  • obtaining planning and/or building regulations approval
  • liaising with relevant professional staff such as architects
  • monitoring and inspecting work undertaken by contractors
  • administering contracts
  • managing projects
  • inspecting properties to check conditions/foundations