Structural Engineers analyse, design, plan and research structural components and structural systems to achieve design goals and ensure the safety and comfort of users or occupants. Their work takes account mainly of safety, technical, economic and environmental concerns, but they may also consider aesthetic and social factors.
Structural engineering is usually considered a specific discipline within civil engineering, but it can also be studied in its own right.
Typical structures designed by a structural engineers include buildings, towers, stadiums and bridges.
In the construction industry, they work closely with architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, hydraulic engineers, fire consultants, certifiers and construction managers.
Structural Engineers ensure that structure is built to be strong enough and stable enough to resist all structural loads in order to prevent or reduce loss of life or injury. They also design structures to be stiff enough to not deflect or vibrate beyond acceptable limits set by each country standards. Fatigue is also an important consideration for bridges. consideration is also given to durability of materials against possible deterioration which may impair performance over the design lifetime.
Structural engineer Canberra ACT:
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