Author: Lazard, A
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Mr. K. A. Sculley (Research Student, Civil Engineering Department, University of Melbourne) writes: 'Contributions on this subject have been made by Masurs, Murray, Waters and Schmidt.'
Structural engineers appear to have been fortunate enough to stay out of reported litigation. The law as it affects them must be gathered from cases relating in the main to architects and, in some instances, to other professional men. The big principles of duty to the client and to others generally can be stated with some confidence, but their application to any particular set of circumstances always requires much thought and that must particularly be the case here, where one lacks the expression of the courts’ views on the position of the structural engineer. Donald Keating
This paper is concerned with the way in which the structural engineer applies his knowledge, skill and experience in the design of structures for buildings. The application of his knowledge-the art of structural engineering-is diflicult to define in the abstract. However, by considering some concrete examples it would appear that the main quality which the structural engineer must develop is an attitude of mind which allows him to apply his knowledge with sensitivity and subtlety and with complete regard for the needs of the building. Peter Dunican