Building on a Global Reputation

In the world of architecture, practitioners like Frank Gehry are pushing the limits of building design with their use of novel shapes and innovative materials, while engineers face the practical task of bringing these elaborate visions to life. Architectural and structural engineers not only ensure the integrity of the architect’s original concept, they also address such pragmatic issues as structural soundness, occupant and pedestrian safety, wind and rain loads, and the long-term effects of weather on building materials.

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