do the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, the London Eye, and the Gateshead
Millennium Bridge have in common? They were all built using the expertise
and knowledge of structural engineers.
Adams Kara Taylor
engineering is a fascinating and rewarding career. Structural engineers
are responsible for the design of much of the built environment that you
see around you. So when a new office complex is going up, or a bridge
crosses over a river, or an old canal-side Victorian warehouse is being
converted into apartments – the structural engineer is intimately
involved. Engineers take an architect’s paper drawing and make
it work. They are responsible for the design of the beams and columns
which hold the structure up.
way to become a structural engineer is to study maths and physics at school
followed by a degree in engineering at university.
structural engineering career, there are also different options. You
can be a designer in an office or a site engineer responsible for turning
the designs into reality – or both! The field has become fast-moving,
computer-sophisticated, and innovative so young people fit in very well.
You don’t have to spend your working life stuck behind a desk –
a structural engineer can have a very varied life – no two days
are ever the same.
for structural engineers is growing in the UK and
abroad. As more and more companies and governments are becoming concerned
with the environment, overcrowding in city centres, and new types of housing
needed – all sorts of building and construction work will have to
be done. The role of the structural engineer is growing and there
are many opportunities for new talent all around the world.
Taylor are a progressive and 'design led'
Structural and Civil Engineering consultancy based in London.
2 Farringdon Road
London EC1M 3HN
Tel, 44 020