engineering careers  Infographic — What does a structural engineer do?
engineering careers  Infographic — What does a structural engineer do?

Think of a structure as the human body: each body part should be healthy for it to be able to function as a whole. A structural engineer focuses on the strength of the materials used, stability, and whether the skeleton structure will stand the test of time.

The specific tasks of structural engineers can be hard to explain without familiarity with the building process but, according to the Institution of Structural Engineers, they are specialists in design, construction, repair, conversion and conservation.

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