Who are structural engineers?
Structural engineers combine science and art to design and build our world's infrastructure to safely resist natural and man-made forces. Buildings, bridges, stadiums, off-shore and other civil facilities define the traditional core focus of structural engineers. At the periphery of the field, structural engineering extends more broadly to share common interests with mechanical, aerospace and naval engineering for the design of often large, complex systems including power plants, pipelines, aerospace vehicles and ships-submarines.
The tools of the structural engineer include physical testing, mathematical modeling and computer simulation all of which support decisions that aid in the creation and maintenance of safe and economical structures.