​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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​Essen second-largest city of the Ruhr, the largest urban area in Germany, with an estimated population of 582,000 inhabitants. Essen is often regarded as the Ruhr's "secret capital" due to is central location. Essen is also often considered the energy capital of Germany with E.ON and RWE, Germany's largest energy providers, both headquartered in the city. Essen has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

ThyssenKrupp Quarter

The ThyssenKrupp Quarter is a multi building campus that houses manufacturing conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG’s main offices. This project required the sifting and cleaning of 15.9 million cubic feet of earth, and during the process, the cleaned soil was moved to create small hills and a park scape around the site. The total cost of this incredible project was estimated at €85.2 million, with the campus covering 325,070 gross square feet. 

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