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structural engineering Syllabification: struc·tur·al en·gi·neer·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈstrək(t)SH(ə)rəl ˌenjəˈni(ə)riNG/

Definition of structural engineering in English:


The branch of civil engineering that deals with large modern buildings and similar structures.
Example sentences
  • In addition to dismantling quarterbacks, Walker is a licensed civil engineer who specializes in structural engineering.
  • Schulte is a 1976 graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, with a degree in fire protection engineering and a minor in structural engineering.
  • Some fire protection engineers are suggesting a new service to architects and owners that would combine fire and structural engineering.


structural engineer
Example sentences
  • Mr. Grimm was a consulting architectural engineer and licensed structural engineer by profession.
  • He has a PhD from the University of Minnesota and is licensed as a structural engineer and as a professional engineer in Illinois.
  • ‘It's unbelievable to structural engineers how much drift these walls could take,’ says Astaneh.
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