Architectural engineers analyze building or system prototypes submitted by architects in order to increase efficiency, decrease costs, and enforce adherence of building codes and compliance issues. These engineers must also evaluate proposed electrical systems to ensure occupational safety and assess window costs. Professionals in this field typically work in an office setting reviewing blueprints and may travel to a construction site in order to inspect foundations, support systems and layouts.
Architectural engineers may begin a project by meeting with architects to discuss structural designs. During this stage, engineers may ascertain load, power and structural requirements. These professionals also analyze sketches, blueprints and models for environmental, acoustic and safety issues. For example, engineers may assess HVAC system noise and deem whether it is appropriate for the respective facility. If engineers find a potential structural issue, they may consult with architects and civil engineers in order to find a solution.
Architectural engineers may also act as consultants and find employment with firms who specialize in a specific part of construction, such as safety compliance or acoustics. In these roles, engineers may be responsible for ensuring building compliance with government regulations and acts, such as water consumption limits or the Americans with Disabilities Act.
High school graduates should enroll in an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology approved bachelor's degree program in architectural engineering. Bachelor's degree programs generally last 4-5 years and include courses in seismology, structural analysis and thermodynamics. Additionally, these programs typically include aspects of architecture and construction management that may be absent in other engineering fields.Civil Engineering
|Experience||6 - 8 Years|
|Salary||1 Lac 50 Thousand To 3 Lac P.A.|
|Industry||Real Estate / Construction|
|Key Skills||Diploma Civil Engineering Site Architect|