The latest episode of American Structurepoint’s Making Our Point podcast explores structural engineering as a career choice. This is the first in a series of podcasts focused on providing insights about the different types of engineering to help young adults determine whether engineering is right for them.
American Structurepoint’s Structural Practice Leader Luke Nisley shares insights about the projects structural engineers often tackle. He also gives excellent information for people considering a structural engineering career, such as the current job market, salary expectations, career paths, and more.
Structural engineering is a specialty within civil engineering. Structural engineers often work hand in hand with architects. The architects envision a project and structural engineers help them achieve their vision. They use problem-solving skills to design a structure and choose the right materials so that the building remains standing in all kinds of environments and is safe and stable throughout its use.
“I like to tell people being a structural engineer is like building a puzzle and also being responsible for designing the puzzle pieces as well,” Nisley said.
Nisley also says American Structurepoint is a great place for engineering graduates to begin a career because the group takes on many different types of building projects while also focusing on mentoring and career development of each team member.