Structural design is an iterative process of applying engineering mechanics and past experience to create a functional, economic, and, most importantly, safe structure for the public to enjoy. Using structural analysis techniques and conforming to design specifications, our design engineer works to create a solution that is to everyone's benefit.
Structure is everywhere - look around you. We all exist within an infrastructure that is created by structural engineers. Not only do structural engineers touch all aspects of modern-day living, they have also been the driving force behind worldwide development for many centuries.
Structural Engineering is the profession that deals with the frame work or skeleton of buildings, bridges, towers, stadiums, tunnels, roller coasters and monuments – in short, virtually every piece of the world’s built environment.
The main duty of our SE is to ensure public safety and to serve the client's interests in meeting the appropriate standards and legal codes. Our SE accomplishes this by designing the components of the structure that hold its contents, such as the people or items in a building or the vehicles on a bridge. In buildings, SE's design roof framing (beams, rafters, joists, and trusses), floor framing (floor decks, joists, beams, trusses, and girders), arches, columns, braces, frames, foundations and walls. In bridges, they design the deck - or riding surface, girders or stringers, and piers. The materials they use include steel, concrete, wood, masonry, and aluminum. Our engineers design the structure to resist forces of the gravity, earthquakes, high winds, water, soil and collisions. MEC SE's develop their designs by performing calculations of the framing components often using complicated design and analysis computer programs. The results are drawn on a set of plans. The drawings are then used by a contractor to price and build the structure.
MEC structural engineers ensure that their designs satisfy a given design intent predicated on safety.