Architectural design is a concept that focuses on components or elements of a structure. An architect is generally work with space and elements to create a coherent and functional structure. And Structural design is a methodical investigation to get the economical specification of a structure or a structural element to carry the predicted load safely. With the application of structural design we can obtain required size, grade and reinforcement etc. of structural members to withstand the internal forces calculated from the structural analysis.
Structural engineers and architects both design building projects. Structural engineers consider the strength and durability when designing a building, while architects focus more on the appearance of the building. Both are working together towards the same goal of having a well-structured building.
In general building construction, architectural design comes before structural design. A space is conceptualized by the architect as per the client brief. This preliminary design is sent to the structural engineer. A good architect, however, has a fair idea of how his building would stand. There is also a lot of back and forth in the architectural and structural layouts due to design constraints. Good communication and coordination between the architect and the structural engineer results in less wasteful and truly great buildings.
SFCS have a balanced team with architects & structural engineers both are working together on your dream project and design the structure with the sense of balance and attempts to safeguard air, water and earth by choosing eco-friendly building materials and construction practices.