Analyzing configurations of the basic structural components of bridges and related road structures.
Calculating the pressures, stresses and strains that each component, such as a beam or lintel, will experience from other parts of the structure due to human use or environmental pressures such as weather or earthquakes.
Consider the strength of various materials, e.g. concrete, steel and brick, to see how their inclusion may necessitate a change of structural design.
Liaise with other designers, including architects, to agree on safe designs and their fit with the aesthetic concept of the construction
Examine structures at risk of collapse and advising how to improve their structural integrity, such as recommending removal or repair of defective parts or rebuilding the entire structure
Make drawings, specifications and computer models of civils structures
Work with geotechnical engineers to investigate ground conditions and analyses results of soil sample and in-situ tests
Apply expert knowledge of the forces that act on various structures
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