Why Use a Structural Engineer?
A structural engineer is a creative innovator who use maths and science to design structures and solve issues. The structures they design are specially designed to withstand pressure imposed through human use and environmental conditions. A key part of a structural engineer s job is to ensure that buildings and other structures don t rotate, deflect collapse or vibrate excessively. They also examine existing buildings and structures to test if they are still fit for their purpose.
Do I Need a Structural Engineer?
There are several occasions when you may need to enlist a structural engineer:
Renovations When you re making property improvements, they may involve the stability of the building meaning you would probably need a structural engineer. The engineer will provide structural drawings and calculations which will be used by a building contractor and architect during the renovation work.
Some large renovation projects may require an architect t o take care of aspects such as energy efficiency, space planning and aesthetics whilst having a structural engineer to handle matters such as the stability of a building or property. If you re unsure about whether you need an architect, take a look at this guide.
Structural Inspections If there is a problem with the structure of your property, whether it is cracking walls or sagging ceilings, you will need a structural engineer to carry out an inspection.
Expert Witness If you find yourself in a disagreement with another party over a structural matter regarding your home then you may need to enlist a structural engineer. A structural engineer can provide a view which is unbiased, they can then form an independent report and advice on your options.
What Does a Structural Engineer Do?
The key tasks of a structural engineer usually include the following:
Administering contracts. Inspecting properties to check conditions/foundations. Liaising with relevant professional staff such as architects. Making calculations about loads and stresses. Managing projects. Monitoring and inspecting work undertaken by contractors. Obtaining planning and/or building regulations approval. Preparing reports, designs and drawings. Providing technical advice. Contact Us
Engaging with a structural engineer can have immense benefits for the work which is carried out on your property, if you feel as though you are in need of a structural engineer, give us a call today on
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