school structural design engineers

School Structural Design

School Structural Design Engineers

School Structural design Engineering is mainly the design of buildings and bridges, but can include any structure needed to support or resist loads. Loads can mean anything from the weight of a person in a room, to the weight of a car on a bridge, to the force of wind hitting the side of a building.  It can be as small as designing a window opening or as large as designing the tallest building or the longest bridge in the world.

What does a School Structural Engineer do?

Well, an architect designs the way a structure looks (for example a building or bridge). A school structural design engineer takes the architect’s ideas for how the structure should look and figures out how to keep the building or bridge standing under expected loads. So the engineer will decide how big the support columns need to be or how thick the concrete floor should be.

An engineers job includes analysis (like calculating the weight of snow on a roof or of 18-wheelers on a bridge), meetings (working with the architect and other people), design (using computer programs to design the beams, cable, supports, etc., to make the structure safe), documentation (creating drawings like blueprints), construction (visiting the building site to check the work done by a contractor), and inspection/investigation (examining old buildings or buildings where there has been an accident).


Green Structural Design


Project Description

GREEN structural Design

Green structural design comprises green roofs and green walls. These systems can be considered an unconventional form of open space that offers visual relief from the metal
and concrete of our dense urban areas, while at the same time providing stormwater
and pollution management benefits, habitat, and reduction of the heat island effect.
There are two type of green roofs – Intensive and Extensive. Intensive green roofs are
rooftop gardens that include spaces for humans to walk and relax. Extensive green
roofs have a thin soil profile and typically cover the entire roof surface. As a result, they
are not meant to be walked on. Extensive green roofs provide greater overall ecological
benefits primarily because they do not require irrigation.

Roofs with Green Structural Design

Like rooftop gardens, foliage covered walls have been used for centuries to add to the
aesthetics of designed open spaces. The new moniker, “green walls”, reflects the growing awareness that vegetated walls offer significant environmental benefits, particularly with respect to pollution reduction. Green walls are even beginning to be incorporated into building interiors in order to ameliorate the “sick building” effect.
Both green roofs and green walls can be used to provide sensory continuity between
more traditional open spaces. They can also serve as habitat patches and corridors for
birds and invertebrates