The Client will initially appoint an Architect who will produce general layouts of the planned structure and approximate costs for various alternative forms of construction. On the approval by the Client of a particular scheme the Architect will appoint a Structural Engineer to carry out the detailed analysis of the structure. The precise time and brief for the Engineer will vary from structure to structure, but in most cases the Engineer will design all the structural members, and the foundations and prepare a series of structural drawings. These drawings will show the framing layout of structural members showing size of members and connection details. The structural drawings can then be used to communicate details of the structure to the steelwork fabricator or to other specialist suppliers.
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BSc, CEng MICE, MIStructE Dene R. Warren
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