Profession Structural engineer

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Building structure engineers perform engineering duties in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of building structures.

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Personality Type

  • 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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