Safety of society

Structural engineers are of critical importance in managing the risk to society throughout the lifecycle of the structure.

Structural engineers consider the safety of structures from design and construction through to operation and demolition, in accordance with local legislation. 

Structural engineers are key to ensuring that the built environment is robust and that lessons are learnt. This topic impacts upon the collaborative nature of construction and the need to ensure responsibilities are clearly defined at the outset of projects.

Effective retention and communication of project information, including maintenance and refurbishment, is paramount in ensuring the safety of society.

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CROSS-UK Newsletter 66 has been published which includes expert comment on fire and structural safety reports.

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