It goes without saying that designing a structure or building is a complicated venture that requires a whole lot of direction and input by a diverse group of people. Each member of a design team is there and responsible for different facets of the building design. Believe it or not, there are a lot of myths that go along with structural engineering. To better understand how structural engineering works, it is a good idea to be well versed on a few of the myths associated with it.
Heat Rises – Contrary to popular belief, heat is able to be transferred in any direction depending on the manner in which it is transferred.
Day Lighting Is Crucial – Of course, when it is designed properly any structure will be better off with natural daylight. However, you may find that too much natural day lighting can be dangerous if not taken into consideration over the long term.
Overhead Supply Air – While it used to be thought that supply air can only come from above, there are now many structures that deliver quality supply air via outlets that are built into the raised flooring.
Generators For Emergencies Can Be Costly – Today, there are actually quite a few generator systems that are quite cost efficient. If you take the time to look into the right generator suited for the structure in question, you are going to find that there could be a good fit that will actually save money over the long term.
When it comes to structural engineering, the list of myths is actually quite endless. Because of this, it is always important to take the extra bit of time to go over everything that needs to be discussed before a new structure is put in place. In the end, you can save a lot of time by making sure that you are putting nothing but the safest and most efficient structure into play.