As you may or may not know, at Cousins Steel International, design, engineering & drawings are all completed in-house. We employ professional engineers and technicians who offer a complete design & construction solution.
For all of those current and aspiring civil engineers out there, we thought we would give you some helpful advice. So we approached one of our top engineers, Adam Oldfield and asked him what his top engineering tips would be. Here’s what he had to say:
Whilst being a professional requires an extensive knowledge of ones field, it is imperative to seek guidance from other professionals in any areas of uncertainty.
Keep a full record of all correspondence in writing.
Just because a client or architect has shown a specific detail (flat roof) on a drawing, it does not mean you need to follow it. Make justified recommendations – see point 2 where not considered.
Always teach your team as opposed to instructing them.