The importance of architectural engineering

The creation of modern buildings is a complex operation requiring professional skills from many disciplines. Architectural engineers bring together the creativity of building design, the precision of engineering analysis and the skills of construction and management, applying engineering principles to the construction, planning and design of buildings and other structures. They may work on new building projects or renovations of existing structures.

Using their expertise in engineering, mathematics and physics to make sure a structure is sound and functional, architectural engineers work in teams with other engineers and architects and are responsible for the different systems within a building, structure or complex. This can include the structural integrity of buildings, acoustic and lighting planning, efficiency and design of heating, plumbing and electrical systems and energy conservation issues.

Architectural engineering is also known as building engineering, and includes engineers in the structural, mechanical, electrical, construction or other engineering fields of building design and construction. However, most architectural engineers work in the construction industry or related areas. They may also find themselves working in different geographical locations based on the site of a construction project.

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Wherever you work, whatever you do, at Arcadis you’ll have the chance to improve quality of life. It’s why we focus on attracting people who bring their all, value new perspectives and seize the opportunity to transform their world – and the world around them.

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Buckingham Group Contracting Services

Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is an owner-managed, multi-disciplinary contractor

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General Dynamics UK Ltd

General Dynamics UK specialises in military communications, battlespace management, mission systems and information management applications

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NPS Group

NPS is a national organisation, delivering a comprehensive and flexible range of property services.

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