How to Select a Capable Structural Engineer
It is important to have a property assessed before initiating a structural project. The assessment must be done by a professional structural engineer to ensure that the inspection for the residential properties, commercial buildings, and industrial structures is done properly. Hiring a capable NJ structural engineer can help the property owners save time and money in the project.
Looking for a reliable structural engineer can be difficult because there are many engineering firms to choose from. One thing to look into when choosing an engineer or engineering firm is certification.
Reliable structural engineers that are great choices must have a Professional Engineering license from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and a certification from the Structural Engineering Certification Board (SECB). The SECB, in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers – Structural Engineering Institute (ASCE-SEI), certifies engineers with more experience, education, and skill that focuses on structural engineering.
Besides the license and certification, consider whether the structural engineer is a member of the National Academy of Building Inspection Engineers or NABIE. NABIE-member engineers abide by an established Standards of Practice to provide the highest level of expertise for their clients.
When looking for a reputable structural engineer New Jersey, property owners must also consider the engineering firm’s assessment techniques, the scope of services, staffing, and client reviews. For information on these other considerations, see this infographic by Lockatong Engineering.