A structural engineer's job is to design a building that can stand up to the elements, natural or man-made, for a long period of time. But often it is assumed a building under construction can sufficiently support loads it will see during construction because they are generally not as high as what the building is designed for. Although this may be true, many times the normal assumptions we make during design are not always sufficient for what a structure may see during construction. It is often necessary to look into construction loading and the overall construction process on top of the codes and design loads used to design a building to also ensure the safety of the people working on the project as well as the occupants once construction is finished. All never hope the below accident happens again.
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