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Structural engineering is a field of engineering dealing with the analysis and design of structures that support or resist loads. Structural engineers are most commonly concerned in the design of buildings and large non-building structures but can also be involved in the design of medical equipment, machinery, vehicles or any product where structural integrity affects the item’s safety or function. Structural engineering is usually considered a specialty within civil engineering, but it can also be studied in its own right.
Structural engineers oblige to ensure their designs satisfy given design and construction criteria, serviceability and performance (e.g. building sway must not cause discomfort to the occupants) or predicated on safety (e.g. structures must withstand certain material loads and not collapse without due warning). Buildings and Foundations are made to endure extensive loads as well as changing environmental occurrences or natural disasters.
Structural engineering theory is based upon physical laws and empirical knowledge of the structural performance of different surroundings, landscapes and materials. Structural engineering design utilizes a relatively small number of basic structural elements to build up structural systems that can be very challenging. Structural engineers are responsible for making efficient and creative use of structural elements, materials and funds to achieve these perimeters.