Who does what in Engineering.

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Engineering is a broad term, and not all engineers are created equal.

Even though some engineering work slips into others, they all have specific jobs that enable a project to be successful.

Here are the differences between five of the most famous engineers in the construction industry.

  1. Building Services Engineer

Building Services Engineers is a general term for four kinds of engineers. They are responsible for the safety, comfort, and working environment and systems within a building. The most popular are:

  • Mechanical Engineers: responsible for the heating, thermal comfort, domestic water, drainage, ventilation, insulation, sewage, controls etc.
  • Electrical Engineers: responsible for all things electrical, ensuring the safety of all power supplies, lighting, fire alarms, and other electrical systems.
  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, they cover both roles.
  • Public Health Engineer: Mechanical Engineer responsible for designing and implementing infrastructure and systems for foul and surface water and can also cover domestic hot and cold water services within a building.
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health (MEP) have the above skills and expertise.
  1. Civil Engineer

They generally work on external construction projects. They plan, design and oversee the construction infrastructure of large buildings, bridges, roads, canals, rivers, water systems, railway tracks and stations, and tunnels.

  • Structural Engineer
    • They design the strength and stability of a structure, ensuring that it can withstand the stresses and pressure imposed by its environment. They use their knowledge of physics and engineering principles to ensure that a building is structurally safe, stable, and able to withstand various environmental and human-induced stresses.
  1. Sustainability Engineers.

They advise and design technologies and implement various processes and systems that can prevent and control environmental impact and restore and reverse environmental damage. 

  1. Construction Engineers

A construction engineer designs, plans, and manages construction projects. They are responsible for ensuring that construction projects are completed on time and to the required quality standards. They may also be involved in the selection of building materials, the oversight of construction workers, and the management of project budgets and schedules.

  1. Façade Engineers are responsible for resolving the aesthetic, environmental and structural issues associated with the effective enclosure of a building. They ensure that the design of the building considers the beneficial elements of the external climate and its impact on the building.

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