Define a Structural Engineer
A Structural Engineer is an individual who is knowledgeable about structure (buildings, towers, bridges, boats, airplanes, space craft, etc.). They provide design, analysis and inspection of structures using calculations based on applied loads and strengths of materials.
The Structural Engineer is bound by the governing building codes and sound engineering principles to assure a structures integrity for the safety of the general public. Structural engineers are licensed by each individual state in which they practice and cannot legally be called structural engineers without being licensed. Although not required by law, they usually carry errors and omissions insurance to cover mistakes in their work.