It is a branch of civil engineering with staff working on structural analysis and structural system design. Steel structures, reinforced concrete structures, wooden structures, building statics and structural dynamics, earthquake engineering are the main areas of expertise.
The purpose of the structural engineer or engineering; It is to model the structures under a certain safety, sufficient rigidity, economically and most suitable for the purpose.
A structural engineer in this field of expertise first obtains information about the purpose of the building to be built. After determining the material to be used in the building, calculates the forces acting on the structure, creates the mathematical model and models the building elements. Then, static calculations by considering current regulations, specifications and standards are performed.
At the same time, a structural engineer has the authority to supervise the construction during the construction of the building and to ensure that the construction process is carried out in accordance with the approved projects and specifications.