Everything you need to know about finding a structural engineer
Structural engineers are a type of building consultant and are an important part of the building or renovating process. As the name implies, structural engineers are responsible for the structural integrity of a building. They design and specify the structural components of the building such as the walls, foundations, footings, posts, and beams.
Role of a Structural Engineer
Structural engineers perform the following tasks:
Design the framework of buildings and other structures to ensure strength and rigidity.
Study the development of new building materials and building methods.
Consult with other engineers, architects, landscape architects and environmental scientists.
Operate and program computers to assist with calculations.
Research, develop and test solutions to specific structural problems.
Supervise construction of buildings and makes recommendations for corrections if there are any problems or the building does not meet standards.
Take into account the effect that natural forces have on the building and design the building accordingly (to take into account forces from winds and storms etc).
Review existing structural designs to identify savings or to match the building closer to the builder’s expertise.
Pre-purchase inspection reports.
Identify the feasibility of removing or moving load-bearing walls or other structures.
Provide advice on how to safely change the layout of an existing home, if required.
Organise delivery of the materials and equipment needed to complete the project and supervise the labour.
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