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Structural Engineering

Structural engineers advise and analyze the property owners’ ideas, advise on the necessary materials, benefits,
and limitations affecting their plans, and offer creative solutions to make the ideas come to life.

Hiring Process

Structural engineers advise property owners on the technical considerations, processes, and creative possibilities for alterations and developments to your property. They’ll often analyze the property owners’ ideas, advise on the necessary materials, benefits, and limitations affecting their plans, and offer creative solutions to make the ideas come to life.

The key considerations that a Structural Engineer will evaluate and advise on are:

These factors will vary from property to property, the inhabitants, the structural load or pressure, and other environmental factors. While these are the most important considerations, a structural engineer will also pay close attention to the structure’s usability and general safety and stability.

Safety and Stability

First and foremost, structural engineers prioritize the safety and stability of the proposed structural works. This analysis looks at several different factors that can impact the rate of wear, structural integrity, and work design to ensure that consistently high standards are met.

Materials

At a granular level, a structural engineer will choose the appropriate materials for the job to create the desired effect, ensuring the stability and longevity of the work. Perhaps most importantly, they’ll utilize years of experience to promote the practical usage of materials to achieve the desired effect with rapid advances in technical building materials and innovative implementation solutions.

Assessment of Feasibility

Taking into account your specifications of what a new feature will bring and how best to make your plans come to life; a Structural Engineer will be able to assess the:

Design and Implementation

After assessing the structure’s requirements and limitations, a Structural Engineer will begin designing and subsequently building. This phase of the work encompasses all the findings from the previous stages to source the most appropriate materials, build to ensure quality and longevity, and execute solutions with creative and innovative solutions that are functional and aesthetically pleasing as per your requirements.

Reporting

Each of the structural engineering process phases is logged, documented, and systematically evaluated to ensure that results are achieved on time every time. At a more detailed level, these reports may include:

Typical Jobs

Most commonly, a Structural Engineer will assist with the following property alterations or enhancements;

The Process

Below is a general overview of the key deliverables and responsibilities that a Structural Engineer will prepare and advise on throughout a project:

Conducting property inspections to assess foundations and conditions.

Preparing detailed reports including:
  • structural proposals
  • designs and drawings

Making calculations on loads and stresses

Identifying environmental, usage and fatigue factors that will affect the structure and means of combating them

Selecting appropriate construction materials

Providing technical advice and liaising with other contractors who may be involved

Ensuring planning and regulatory conditions are confirmed and adhered to before and during commencement of work

Monitoring, inspecting and evaluating completed work to ensure quality and fulfilment of the proposal

Our Professional Standards

Our surveying practice is widely recognised for its professionalism and we are members of the following regulatory bodies:

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