Structural Engineering

Structural Engineering

Structural engineering is a form of Civil engineering, but what structural engineers do is design buildings, bridges, and other architectural masterpieces to be the most weather/natural disaster-proof, and to keep them from swaying in the wind and other things like that. Complicated.  Let’s pretend that there is a structural engineer that is trying to make a bridge out of glass and bamboo (that was random).  First, they will do research about the materials, and find out if the idea is even worth going through with.  If it is, they will start the designing process.  After they finish designing the bridge, then comes testing.  So, the engineer would make a smaller version of the bridge, and then test it to see how durable it was, etc.  Now comes the final step; construction. This is probably the coolest part of it because you get to see your finished product.  To become a Structural engineer, you have to go to college and earn a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.


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