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Structural design - the engineer's role

Publication Year

2011

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Abstract

Provides an overview of the role of a structural engineer in the context of design and construction, looking at processes, preparing for the design brief and information needed, procurement factors and the construction phase.

Document History

This report has arisen from the Institution's decision to update: Aims of structural design. 2nd edition (IStructE, 1987), Communication of structural design (IStructE, 1975), Stability of buildings (IStructE, 1988) and Achievement of structural adequacy (IStructE, 1990). This report updates the content of: Aims of structural design. 2nd edition (IStructE, 1987) and Communication of structural design (IStructE, 1975) in particular.

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Institution of Structural Engineers

The Institution of Structural Engineers publishes authoritative books and technical reports that provide essential, accurate information for structural engineers.

47-58 Bastwick Street
London
EC1V 3PS
UK

Website: www.istructe.org
Email: mail@istructe.org
Tel: 020 725 4535

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