When it comes to the different parties that are present at a construction site, it is fairly obvious why contractors and managers are there. However, it isn’t always clear what role engineers play on site. While all projects require different tasks, the following is an example of the general roles undertaken by an engineer on site.
You may imagine an engineer as someone who spends most of their time in an office on a computer drawing up plans and writing reports, however, this isn’t always the case during the construction process.
An engineers role on site begins with the initial inspection of the building which involves identifying issues, assessing the nature of them in relation to the buildings overall health and history and reporting back with solutions to be approved by the client.
Once these solutions have been approved, the engineer will supervise the work undertaken by the contractors from time to time to ensure that the job is carried out to specification, on schedule and within the budget. The engineer will also work to ensure that the plans on paper created prior meet the work that is being carried out.
As the project continues the engineer will manage the project and can offer solutions for unforeseen issues should they arise. When all works have been finalised, the engineer will conduct an inspection and review of the building and ensure that the client is satisfied with the structural condition and aesthetic of the building.
Once the client confirms they are happy with the final product, the engineer will head back to the office to write their final reports and get stuck into the next exciting project!
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Wow, I had never considered that you explained that the role of an engineer when it is on-site is to do an initial inspection of the building or construction. My parents told me that they are looking for consulting engineers for one of the projects they are working on, and I think it would be good for them to make sure they look at reviews. It would be really cool to help them find the right service soon, so I will make sure I keep reading articles like this one.
20/4/2020 10:34:00 pm
As you mentioned, the engineer will be there to make sure that everything is being done up to code, and that the building is structurally sound. There is a big office building going up around the corner. I think that it would be interesting to shadow that engineer for a day, and see everything that he oversees.
14/10/2020 02:35:20 pm
I appreciate that this post shared that an engineering consultant will be able to inspect the building and therefore identify potential problems. Due to their ability to identify potential problems, they will also be able to address the issues immediately. Since my sister just bought an apartment, I will encourage her to hire an engineering consultant to have her apartment inspected.
19/1/2021 07:24:56 am
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29/1/2021 01:10:25 pm
You made a good point when you shared that a responsible engineer will manage the project and offer solutions to any unforeseen issues. Once the project is done, he will do an inspection to make sure that the client will be satisfied with the outcome. I would like to think if a company is working on construction, it should consider hiring a reliable engineering service.
4/11/2022 04:26:21 pm
Thank you for mentioning that the engineer will also make sure that the prior written plans match the work that is being done. My husband hopes to construct a pastry shop. I'll track down a civil engineering consulting firm to assist him with the planning and writing of the construction report.
15/11/2022 03:24:21 pm
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