Career Day. Company Name Speaker Name Date. It Only Looks Simple… The Importance of Structural Engineering. What is Structural Engineering?
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The Importance of Structural Engineering
Structural Engineering is the science and art of designing and making, with economy and elegance, buildings, bridges, frameworks and other similar structures so that they can safely resist the forces to which they may be subjected.
Structural Engineering is the art of molding materials we do not entirely understand into shapes we cannot precisely analyze so as to withstand forces we cannot really assess, in such a way that the community at large has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.
A bunch of trained people doing their best to build things that don’t fall down when other people use them!
Because people expect their buildings, bridges and other structures to be safe.
Some of history’s greatest structures are still standing because of structural engineering
Roman Aqueducts designed and built by
Roman Soldiers trained in structural engineering – Circa 300 BC
Circa 5,000 BC
New York City
It has 88 floors and stands at an imposing height of 452 meters (1,480 ft) with two identical towers – linked by a sky bridge on the 42nd floor.
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