​What is a Structural Technologist?

A Structural Technologist plays a key role in the design, planning, and construction of building projects. A Structural Technologist helps to assess whether building plans and materials are suitable for the project. A Structural Technologist works closely with design teams and architects to ensure the safety of a structure.

What are the typical daily duties for a Structural Technologist?

From employer to employer and project to project the job description of a Structural Technologist can vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Inspecting buildings to assess structural integrity

  • Working with design teams and other professionals on construction plans

  • Developing design ideas usingCAD

  • Using computer modelling simulations to predict how structures will act under varying conditions

  • Providing technical engineering advice

  • Obtaining planning and building regulation approvals.

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Bristol is a county in its own right and has a population of 449,300, which was recorded in 2016. Bristol is well connected via road, rail, sea and air via the M5 and M4, Bristol Temple meads and Bristol Parkway rail stations and Bristol Airport. In 2015 Bristol won EU's European Green Capital Award and was named the best city to live in Britain in 2014 and 2017.Bristol has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Bristol Glass Wharf Project

This construction project, which will cost in the region of £30m will see a 7-storey 3 Glass Wharf office project comprising of around 115,000 sq ft of office space and featuring shimmering glass facades which reflect the site’s previous use as a glassworks. The floor to ceiling glazing and frameless glass balustrades maximise the panoramic views, with balconies providing solar shading.

£90m Bristol Arena Project

International arena design team Populous together with Bath-based architects Feilden Clegg Bradley and engineering firm Buro Happold have developed plans for the innovative and flexible arena. The arena will have 12,000 seats and will be situated next to the Temple Meads railway station.

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