In the previous articles, we talked about 5 stages of architectural design process, and in this article, we want to talk about The structural design process.

Ara Engineering provides structural design which refers to the process of designing the structural elements of a building or structure to resist the loads and forces that it will be subjected to during its lifetime.
The structural design process typically involves the following steps:


The first step in structural design is to establish the building’s purpose and requirements, including the intended use, occupancy, and desired architectural features. This will inform decisions about the building’s size, shape, and location.


Conceptual Design:

During this phase, the designer will develop a preliminary design that shows the proposed layout of the building’s structural elements. This may include sketches, diagrams, or computer-generated models that help to visualize the design.

Structural Analysis:

Once the conceptual design has been developed, the structural engineer will perform a detailed analysis of the building’s structural components to ensure that they can resist the loads and forces that they will be subjected to during the building’s lifetime. This includes analysis of the building’s foundation, framing, and other structural elements.

Detailed Design

Detailed Design:

Based on the results of the structural analysis, the designer will create detailed plans and specifications for the building’s structural components. This may include detailed drawings, calculations, and other technical documents that describe the size, shape, and configuration of the building’s structural elements.


Once the design has been completed and approved, construction can begin. The construction process typically involves the installation of the building’s foundation, framing, and other structural components, as well as the installation of other systems such as electrical, plumbing, and HVAC.


Throughout the structural design process, it is important to consider a variety of factors, such as building codes and regulations, environmental conditions, and the intended use of the building, in order to create a safe, durable, and functional structure.