The industry that ensures the strength and durability of buildings is structural engineering. Structural engineers work to form and shape man-made structures in such a way that they will be safe to have people inside of them without falling down. They also work to keep buildings safe from earthquakes and other threats to integrity. In this video, you will follow a structural engineer through a typical day so you can see what it is like.
The structural engineer spends most of the workday in the office. He uses programs on a computer to model buildings and performs tests on them virtually. He will use this program to check how well the building is able to withstand forces like gravity and wind. He also mentors younger employees and discusses design ideas with them. This helps them to improve and give him new viewpoints at the same time. There is a lot of collaboration with other people to ensure the best buildings possible are made.