What is Site-Structural Engineering?
Site-structural engineering comprises a variety of engineering problems necessary to interface a new structure to its site when construction exposes the surrounding built environment to risk. These are structurally-oriented problems, related to the proposed structures, adjacent structures and temporary structures, but also require a background in geotechnics and construction engineering.
For a given project, site-structural engineering might include:
- Demolition planning and stabilization of party walls.
- Selection and design of foundations and basement walls to mitigate risk to adjacent construction.
- Construction impact assessment of adjacent buildings or infrastructure.
- Temporary or permanent excavation support structures.
- Underpinning, shoring and other protective structures.
- Planning and data analysis for construction monitoring programs.