Structural Design & Development

Structure design and development is related through various means that include a wide range of involvement with respect to the structural requirements to the design, form and functionality of the structure. Structural design and drafting is one of the key processes which include structural plans for a structure and its relation to the nature and environment. Structural designers play an important role in determining the form and harmony of the buildings, offices, public amenities and infrastructure. Aesthetics of the construction are also considered in designing structures.

Structural Design and Architectural Engineering

Structural design and architectural engineering play an important role in determining the quality of services and products for both commercial as compared to residential architecture. It is essential for buildings, monuments, dams, airports, tunnels, bridges, railways and many other structures. It is usually a collective responsibility of schematic designers, engineers, architects and flexible construction managers to ensure that the project meets the structural requirements. Structural design services include pre-development as well as post-development designing. Post-development services include feasibility studies, environmental assessments, risk management and code enforcement among others.

Structural Design Planning

Structural design is a planning process which determines the overall arrangement and alterations of various components in that specific type of structure. This planning serves as a guide in the development of a certain structure. This methodology enables structural engineers to incorporate various structural elements into a structure while keeping the architectural details in mind. In the field of structural design, various techniques are used in order to determine the structural requirements. It can be classified into three main categories which include dynamic, tensile, and branched-approach.

Structural Dynamics

Dynamic structural design is a dynamic planning methodology in which the changes take place dynamically. This is an excellent planning tool because it is able to take the architectural space planning into consideration. This is very useful in calculating and maintaining the relationships between structural elements and their relationships with one another. The main goal of this method is to ensure the structural elements function together properly.

Tension-based Methodology

Tension-based methodology refers to the use of tensors and tensions. Tensions refers to the architectural space. A tension-based methodology is used to calculate the tensional strength of a building by spatial programming. At the Dubai architecture conference, it was announced that the tension of a building is now used in new buildings that are being built. This is very beneficial for the developers since they do not need to calculate and maintain the tensional strength of each and every part of the house separately.

Neutra-ceutical Structure Architecture Conference

Neutraceutical structure and architecture conference was also held at Dubai which showcased the work of architectural firms and their ability to meet the structural requirements. Neutraceutical engineering is a high-tech architecture discipline which mainly uses water. A large number of industries around the world are using this development of concept in order to manufacture medicines, detergents and cleaning agents. Neutraceutical industries mostly produces medications that can help in the treatment of diseases caused by viruses and bacteria. It is mainly used in the field of agriculture.

The relationship between structure and architecture is defined as a balance between form and function. It is very essential to have a good structure that has the right functionality. However, at times it becomes impossible for the engineers to achieve the right functionality when they have to compromise with the aesthetics or the structure integrity. It is very important to have an architect who has a good amount of experience in order to provide the best solution for the structure’s functionality. One of the most important decisions lies in what material are you going to choose for the structure? Reinforced concrete structures are made a lot differently than masonry structures, and for good reason.

What Makes a Successful Conference?

A successful structure and architecture conference aims to enhance the relationship between structural engineers and architects so that more efficiency can be achieved in the future. Both the structural engineer and the architect should work hand-in-hand in order to provide the best solution for any construction project. By implementing the above mentioned techniques and ways, we can see that good relationship and coordination between both the parties can definitely result in a more efficient building structure and a successful construction. This can only be achieved if you follow the rules and guidelines mentioned in this article.