What Will The Structural Engineer Do?
When you engage a structural engineer you should expect to receive a complete set of documents in accordance with the scope of the engagement. Structural engineering documents form a part of a building contract. These documents may include drawings showing general arrangements, connection details, written specifications defining materials, workmanship, and dependent upon the scope, may include the construction methods.
A structural engineer may be engaged to inspect building works for design compliance. Inspections are usually undertaken at critical stages of the construction, such as excavated ground, tied reinforcement and exposed framing. If the works are not inspected by the design engineer, builder and/or the building surveyor take responsibility for construction compliance.