Structural engineering involves the process of analyzing and evaluating structural problems and providing appropriate structural and design solutions. To have effective solutions, the structural engineer must have accurate estimations and calculations of the stress and load of materials. Structural engineering and planning are important for the construction and architectural planning process. The execution of each construction process is directly related to an efficient and expert structural engineer. Skilled structural engineers are entrusted with the responsibilities to create accurate designs, effective structural analysis, material estimation and structural fabrication, and assessment of structural safety. Overall, structural engineers ensure the structural integrity of the structure by providing safe and reliable analysis and design.
Structural engineers offer detailed designs of foundations, floor plans, roof types, beam and column layouts, material quality, retaining walls, suspension of bridges, and more. The structural engineer needs to have optimum skills to solve structural problems related to a foundation, column sizes, floor and roof slab thickness, etc. Structural engineers not only design the structure for gravity loading but also design the structure for lateral loading condition providing restrained at the foundations, x-bracing between floor level, wall claddings, and other systems.
Modern structures have complex designs that need amalgamated materials. This needs a rigorous structural analysis of structure including load calculations, strength, material requirements, etc. Professional structural engineers assist in calculating and analyzing the structural capacity, resistance, and stability against both static and dynamic loading. Furthermore, skilled structural engineers analyze the structure in detail. Skilled structural engineers analyze details about the structure’s capabilities of complying building design codes, following design specifications, and satisfying customer needs.
Structural assessment and inspections are sometimes required for old structures, rehabilitation of a commercial building, buying or selling of a home and renovation projects. This is required to identify the structural integrity, soundness of structural material, the capacity of the structural, structural safety and so on. Almost all structures and buildings need to be regularly inspected as per the city or building code requirement to reduce the possibility of abrupt failure under unforeseen loading condition or deterioration of material. Inadequate structural integrity, when the structural or a component of the structure cannot be able to hold the loads, can be a safety concern to the tenants, workers, visitors, customers, and the public. Skilled structure engineer will be able to evaluate the structure properly through visual inspections and required testing, and provide the results with recommendations.
To receive insights about your construction project and work out the best design solution, get in touch with proficient structural engineers that are well-versed with structural guidelines and use advanced structural analysis software.