Structural engineers ensure every design satisfies the required design criteria; depending on safety (strong structures that will not collapse without any warning) and performance (the building sway should never make the occupants uncomfortable).
It revolves around the empirical knowledge and physical laws of the structural efficiency and performance of various materials. Engineering design involves the use of many simple structural components in building complex structural systems. The basic work of the engineers is to design and analyse various engineering structures. An entry-level engineer can design sectional structural components of a structure, such as the beams, floors and columns of a building. On the other hand, an experienced engineer deals with the design and stability of the entire structure.
It is often categorised into different specialisations such as industrial, building engineering, bridge engineering and pipeline engineering.
Structural engineering types
This includes structural engineering that deals with building design. It is basically based upon the manipulation of materials as well as the underlying scientific concepts to achieve a structure which not only meets the functional requirements but is also structurally safe to withstand any load it may experience. The structural building engineering specialties include: earthquake engineering, fire engineering, façade engineering, roof engineering, wind engineering and tower engineering.
This deals with engineering such as bridges, dams, earthworks, offshore, foundations, pipelines, power stations, roads, tunnels, waterways and railways. When dealing with civil engineering design, structural safety is very important since civil engineering structures are usually subjected to extreme forces, like large temperature variations, dynamic loads or high pressures.
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