Structural engineers in Richmond are design engineers, employed in the construction industry and work closely with architects, civil engineers , mechanical, electrical engineers and construction managers. Mostly, licensed civil engineers work as structural engineers, however, this field of engineering may also be studied independently.
Structural engineers in Richmond specialize in analyzing, designing and planning of structural components and are concerned with the comfort and safety of occupants. Structural components would include buildings, towers, tunnels, bridges, dormitories, houses, etc. They primarily focus on safety, technical and environmental concerns, and may or may not consider aesthetic factors of construction. An architect comes up with a building design , and a structural engineer takes up from there, fitting structure to the architecture. They are also involved with dismantling of a structure, either permanently or for repair work.