What is Architectural Engineering
Architectural Engineering, also known as Building Engineering or Architecture Engineering, is the application of engineering principles and technology to building design and construction. Definitions of an architectural engineer may refer to:
An engineer in the structural, mechanical, electrical, construction or other engineering fields of building design and construction.
A licensed engineering professional in parts of the United States.
Architectural engineers are those who work with other engineers and architects for the designing and construction of buildings.These creative problem solvers are constantly facing the challenges of the future like sustainable building materials and green energy sources. Architectural engineers are trained to use the latest technologies – like computer based building design and analysis software (Revit, eQUEST, RISA-3D, etc), building information modeling (BIM), and advanced sensors & controls – to design, build, and operate the various systems within a building.
Structural engineering involves the analysis and design of the built environment (buildings, bridges, equipment supports, towers and walls). Those concentrating on buildings are sometimes informally referred to as “building engineers”. Structural engineers require expertise in strength of materials, structural analysis, and in predicting structural load such as from weight of the building, occupants and contents, and extreme events such as wind, rain, ice, and seismic design of structures which is referred to as earthquake engineering. Architectural Engineers sometimes incorporate structural as one aspect of their designs; the structural discipline when practiced as a specialty works closely with architects and other engineering specialists.
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP)
Mechanical engineering and electrical engineering engineers are specialists, commonly referred to as (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) when engaged in the building design fields. Also known as “building services engineering” in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.Mechanical engineers often design and oversee the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and rain gutter systems. Plumbing designers often include design specifications for simple active fire protection systems, but for more complicated projects, fire protection engineers are often separately retained. Electrical engineers are responsible for the building’s power distribution, telecommunication, fire alarm, signalization, lightning protection and control systems, as well as lighting system