Architecture and engineering often go hand in hand as any structure requires extensive study of materials, design, stress and strain calculations for all possible eventualities. For a structure to stay safe and durable, a lot of calculations regarding wind speed, weather conditions, the response of material to humidity etc have to be taken into account. Software makes engineers accomplish all the tasks in an efficient and effective way. Use of these software has become an essential part of the designing process.
Cities are characterized very well by their skyline and nothing dominates a skyline more than skyscrapers. Today, with the ever growing urban population, high rise estimated at 404 million urban dwellers increases the need for better infrastructure(Building) and connectivity(Roads and Bridges).Newer methods are being engineered, trying lighter and stronger materials to increase the load capacity and increase efficiency. It is also crucial for the materials to be durable and cost efficient. A lot of challenges are seen when cons high-rise buildings and bridges. The challenges go up as the scale and height of the building increase. Architects and Civil engineers have a very rigorous task to build entire cities and their structure.
There can perhaps be no better time to be a structural engineer. High risers could be the answer to solving housing problems and easing congestion. Skyscrapers aren’t just functional as buildings but also as landmarks and tourist spots. This course will be useful for engineering students and architecture students particularly those interested in designing high rises and bridges. The challenges involved are immense but so are the opportunities for creativity. With buildings getting taller every day, the sky is indeed the limit when it comes to this field.