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Things to Consider While Hiring a Structural Engineer

Author: Nicholas Mills
by Nicholas Mills
Posted: Apr 19, 2018

A structural engineer is a professional who analyses and designs various Dynamic and Static structures such as buildings, tunnels, aircraft, bridges, and satellites at the most extreme. They investigate whether a structure has the capability to withstand the gravitational force and other forces including man-made induced loads, wind, and water. The structural engineers consult with a holistic team such as, the project managers and architectural firms regularly to determine the structural requirements of the project. While hiring one of the Mandurah structural engineers, it is essential to check whether the professional has the proper education, knowledge, experience, and expertise to complete the project successfully in the given time frame.


While hiring a structural engineer, you have to prepare a Scope of Works that explains your expectation towards your project. Before beginning the project, you need to have decisions with the structural engineer regarding the design, materials, and finishes needed to achieve for your project. Discuss with the Mandurah WA structural engineering service provider that all the work should be completed with quality specifications. If you need the engineer to stick to a specific schedule, then you need to inform the engineer, indicating start and end times of the project, and the potential penalties for late completion. Also, you need to make sure that the engineer is flexible in case of any design changes during the project work.


While hiring a structural engineer, you need to check his experience level and their competencies for your project. It is always recommended to hire a structural engineer who has experience in the similar project as the one adopted. For example, if you are looking for a structural engineer to complete foundation work on your home, then you should not hire an engineer who has experience in dealing with heavy machinery or transportation systems. Check the engineer’s portfolio and request references to get a clear idea of how well he does the project and whether he maintains a good relationship with the client.

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The author of this article is an experienced structural engineer who has been working in structural engineering consultants in Mandurah for over 20 years. In this article, he has explained few things to consider while hiring a structural engineer. Visit

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NRM Consultants builds upon the experience of Dr N Mills in the fields of precast and Reinforced concrete structural design. The foundaer of the company has over 20 years in the field of structural engineering.

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