The Difference between Civil and Structural Engineering

When and Why You Need to Hire a Structural Engineer

Structural Engineering CompanyStructural and civil engineering are two disciplines in the field of engineering which deals with preservation of elements, design construction, and evaluation. Although structural engineering used to be a part of civil engineering, modern development in architecture and science has made structural engineering a totally separate branch. In order to understand what the difference between a civil and a structural engineer is, you first need to understand the concept behind each line of work.

Civil engineering
This is the core of engineering as a discipline. It’s very general and it includes environmental, Geotechnical, and transportation engineering.

Structural engineering
It involves the maintenance, construction, design, and analysis of structures that counteract or reinforce loads, such as bridges, dams, and skyscrapers. Structural engineering is also used in designing storm-safe houses.

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