Structural Engineering is the classic civil engineering discipline. Residential or administrative buildings, bridges, tunnels, dams, arenas, skyscrapers or television towers - there is no secure building without the detailed planning of a structural engineer.
“Constructive” is derived from the Latin word “construere” (make/build/construct): Something new is built from known elements.
A structural engineer’s field of work inculdes static calculations, but without sufficient knowledge of materials and construction methods he would be unsuitable for such tasks. Therefore, structural Engineering does not only include dealing with familiar materials such as timber, steel, concrete or masonry, but also with innovative materials such as glass, plastics and modern composite building construction methods.
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