Structural engineering theory is based upon physical laws and empirical knowledge of the structural performance of different materials and geometries. Structural engineering design utilizes a number of simple structural elements to build complex structural systems. Structural engineering is crucial because it directly impacts the safety and durability of buildings and structures. For example it is structural engineering that allows for an accurate estimation of safe weight maximums on bridges, the storm force winds a warehouse or facility can withstand, or the magnitude of tremors a skyscraper can endure during an earthquake.
A structural engineer has expertise and training in areas concerning the structural soundness of your home. This is also the professional to call when your existing home has issues like foundation problems, sagging roofs or sliding chimneys. They help figure out ways to reconstruct those areas safely. Structural engineering helps outline behavior of individual structural members and the most suitable geometries and material requirements for them. It divides a complex structure into individual elements and creates separate design and analysis for them while providing details structural analysis. Structural detailing of steel, fabrication needs, erection height, alignments, reinforced cement concrete components, composite structures, and replacement designs.