Profession Structural engineer
Building structure engineers perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures.
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- Realistic / Investigative
Tasks structural engineer
- Conduct preliminary research, for example by examining building sites.
- Consult with clients and other relevant parties (such as government authorities, engineers) to obtain relevant information.
- Design the framework of buildings.
- Develop building plans in accordance with relevant building codes and regulations.
- Give advice to clients and other parties involved, for example on materials and working procedures.
- Prepare sketches, scale drawings, etc., for example using computer-aided design (CAD) equipment.
- Describe building materials specifications and standards that have to be complied with.
- Evaluate and incorporate work plans and drawings of third parties.
- Negotiate with building contractors, for example on costs and work planning.
- Coordinate and administer the preparation and execution of building projects.
- Control and supervise all stages of construction.
- Inspect project sites to coordinate work, monitor progress and ensure conformity to design specifications and standards.
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