Late last year I had the pleasure of joining the BellMont Façade Engineering team as their Junior Marketing co-coordinator. When applying for a job within a civil and structural engineering firm I thought that I had a sound idea of what the industry entailed. In actuality, the work it encompassed was far more than I imagined, leading me to strongly believe that the work my co-workers are capable of, is nothing short of amazing.
I always pictured it the same way, a person sitting at a desk sketching the plans for what would become a flawless structure I could pass on the street. The reality is, there are many different sectors of engineering. In my time so far I have learnt that civil and structural engineering is not just drawing up plans and watching them magically come to life at the hands of skilled tradesmen, but rather hands on work on strata buildings, heritage buildings and iconic monuments to name a few. These projects involve hours of consultations and inspections, pages upon pages of expert given recommendations, months to years of progress watching a project truly blossom, hundreds of projects in the ultimate balancing act and the most rewarding part, having the power to successfully transform a buildings health.
So I leave you with this…The best way I’ve come to understand it and a way that might help you too, is to think of a civil or structural engineer as your structures doctor. Just like you, your structures health is going to have moments where it’s not at its best and requires professional advice. BellMont Facade Engineering have over 17 years of experience in the structural and civil engineering industry overseeing the restoration of hundreds of buildings. So…who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! No…Its BellMont of course! (Unless your building is haunted, we don’t do that sort of thing ;) )