Your house may look pretty astonishing from the outside and the inside, but ask yourself the following: Does it built to resist a strong earthquake? Can it withstand a strong typhoon without major damages?
If you’re planning to build your dream home, these questions must be answered prior to construction. Proper consultation to relevant Civil/Structural Engineers is a must. Not only for the reason that is stated in the National Building Code but for the safety of yourself and your family. Otherwise, your dream home can be a potential killer structure in future.
The design process does not only involve beautiful drawings. As such when it was conceptualised and only for presentation purposes. A proper design also involves Structural Analysis whether one story or two storey building no matter how big or small the project is.
Structural Analysis is a key skill defined simply as the determination of the strength and foundation of the whole structure. This branch of science enables Civil Engineers to determine the most economical proportions and dimensions of columns, footings, beams, slabs and other structural elements that could withstand the forces of nature. The purpose of which is to ensure the safety of its residents.
Would you agree that you and your family’s safety should not be compromised? It must be a priority the same as design for safety. Consult a Civil Engineer for the construction of your dream home. It is also equally advisable to consult an Architect for the visual, accessibility, fire rating materials and aesthetic design aspect, but sound structural analysis and building should be the most important which are managed by a qualified Civil/Structural Engineer. It’s not only for legal aspect, but it is also logical and practical in the long term. Have a peace of mind in times of unforseen forces of nature strikes.
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