Updated: Feb 5, 2022
"Architects" carry out technical drawing works, while "Engineers" carry out structural calculations. Both tradesmen do not work for free and obviously need paying for their professional services they offer.
Engineers work along side architects designing the structural supports needed for the proposed alterations the home owner wants. The architect is the designer of the building layout and looks after the building methods, aesthetics of the externals getting approved from planning departments and building control for basic construction procedures.
Engineers have to study six years in the own industry to be able to design any structural design procedures relating to structural engineering design works on alterations to properties existing or new - that's why no structural calculations are provided by the architectural side of the business, i.e. the architect. No architects have the experience in carrying out this kind of works.
SUMMERY: ENGINEERS CARRY OUT THE STRUCTURAL CALCULATIONS. ARCHITECTS DESIGN BUILDING REGULATION DRAWINGS FOR THE PURPOSES OF PLANNING AND BUILDING CONTROL DEPARTMENTS