Structural Engineers

Why do you need Structural Engineers ?

Structural engineering is a field of engineering dealing with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads. Structural engineering is usually considered a specialty within civil engineering, but it can also be studied in its own right.

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Structural engineers are responsible for engineering design and analysis. Entry-level structural engineers may design the individual structural elements of a structure, for example the beams, columns, and floors of a building. More experienced engineers would be responsible for the structural design and integrity of an entire system, such as a building.

Structural engineering has existed since humans first started to construct their own structures. It became a more defined and formalised profession with the emergence of the architecture profession as distinct from the engineering profession during the industrial revolution in the late 19th century. Until then, the architect and the structural engineer were usually one and the same – the master builder. Only with the development of specialised knowledge of structural theories that emerged during the 19th and early 20th centuries did the professional structural engineer come into existence.

The role of a structural engineer today involves a significant understanding of both static and dynamic loading, and the structures that are available to resist them. The complexity of modern structures often requires a great deal of creativity from the engineer in order to ensure the structures support and resist the loads they are subjected to. A structural engineer will typically have a four or five year undergraduate degree, followed by a minimum of three years of professional practice before being considered fully qualified.

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London’s top 10 most expensive boroughs

Houses in London’s top 10 most expensive boroughs are worth as much as the entire property markets in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland combined, research has revealed.

The total value of the UK’s housing stock has risen slightly to £5trillion over the past year, but housing wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated in London and the South East, according to international real estate adviser Savills.

In their annual Valuing Britain analysis, Savills found the capital’s homes are now worth an aggregate £1.12trillion, accounting for 22.5 per cent of the UK’s housing value.

The ten London boroughs highlighted in the report are Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Wandsworth, Barnet, Camden, Richmond, Ealing, Bromley, Hammersmith & Fulham and Lambeth.

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Together, they have an aggregate value equivalent to the total value of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland combined at just over £550billion.

Even within London, wealth is increasingly focused in core central and high value boroughs.
Northern ireland has been the worst affected part of the UK since the crisis with the value of stock falling 50 per cent. Pictured here is terraced house in Bushmills, County Antrim

Northern ireland has been the worst affected part of the UK since the crisis with the value of stock falling 50 per cent. Pictured here is terraced house in Bushmills, County Antrim

The richest borough – the City of Westminster – has just 121,600 units, with a total value of £95billion, more than twice the value of Edinburgh and almost three times that of Bristol