It is a sub division of civil engineering wherever the structural engineers are trained to compute the strength, solidity and rigidity of buildings. Structural engineers develop designs/styles and integrate their design with that of alternative designers, and supervise the construction of projects on site. Structural engineers utilizes a number of relatively simple structural elements to build complex structural systems. Structural engineers are responsible for creating artistic and economical use of funds, structural components and materials to attain these goals.
What structural engineers do ?
Structural engineers do includes planning structures like buildings, bridges and many more. They work basically as consultants to architects or design build contractors. The design builder comes up with a building layout, then it is the structural engineer's responsibility to calculate the masses (such as snow, wind and earthquake forces), match the structure to the design, and decide on what structural systems to use. The structural systems embrace steel, concrete, masonry, wood and alternative materials from that the engineer selects beams, columns, and alternative members that form up the building support.
Structural engineers typically committed with the plan of new buildings, they're generally concerned within the destruction of a structure, either permanently or so as to repair it. They additionally examine structures after construction to make sure that they're properly constructed. As the main work of structural engineers is closely tied to public safety, they have to be registered with the state in which they demonstrate their talents.
Basically speaking, a designer need to have minimum bachelor's degree in engineering(four years). After getting these credentials the engineer should pass a licensing test and after passing the test the engineer can then practice as a registered engineer.