Structural Engineering

Working together to drive digital transformation across the structural sector

Enabling competitive advantage for structural engineers across the UK

Today’s structural engineers are supporting bold, futuristic architectural design with ever more complex and challenging structural schemes. Advances in engineering and design software enable engineers to take advantage of automation and return to a focus on creativity.

Integration and collaboration with architects, building services and contractors is now happening at earlier stages to allow the whole team to design and build better buildings. At the core of this process is digitisation. Structural engineers have always been at the forefront in the use of computer technology for structural analysis and will continue to lead the way into the future.

At Symetri, we will partner with you to ensure that you have access to our cutting-edge software and industry leading experts who specialise in structural engineering solutions.

The value we can add to structural engineering

Innovative software usage methodology

Connected standards and processes

Design automation

Design production efficiency gains

Optimised template and content generation

Companywide design delivery assessments and recommendations

Best practice and future strategy and planning

Digital risk and opportunity management

3D Reinforced Concrete Modelling

Reinforced concrete detailing has traditionally been carried out using 2D processes with CAD software such as AutoCAD. The bar bending schedules are then manually prepared with the use of tools such as Microsoft Excel.

Today, all major projects have a mandate to be designed and modelled using 3D BIM software such as Revit and this process is naturally propagating down to medium and small projects due to productivity, efficiency, and cost savings.
We are at a pivotal point in the industry where digital delivery, manufacturing processes and on-site technology are challenging the traditional working practices and 2D deliverables. This is just one example of a smarter, connected, sustainable future in engineering and construction.

Supporting Architecture

We are currently in challenging times, but we believe that it is also an exciting time to be in engineering.


The Structural engineering profession is one of the key enablers for the high-rise structures that slice through our skylines and define our cityscapes. Many of the new iconic designs are very organic and require a high level of innovation and imagination to create efficient, economic structural frames. Computation design software is enabling engineers to design structural systems that could previously not have been fabricated, constructed, or realised.

The future engineer will work closer and enable architects to create better buildings and infrastructure for our future cities.

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Project and Template Standards in Revit MEP

One of the great things about Revit MEP is that I can incorporate the standards for presentation, mechanical and electrical services, and deliverables into my project template so that every new project I create starts from the same position, saving me time, promoting consistency, and reducing errors in my project.

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Take good care of your emails or risk huge fines

It seems like such a long time ago that we were all wondering how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) would impact our businesses and it’s easy to imagine that the problem has now gone away, but ignore it, and you could be making an expensive mistake.

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Keys, wallet, phone – what have I forgotten?

We all have favourite places where we leave them so that we can easily find them later, it may be on a bedside table, in the kitchen draw, a coat pocket, etc. Wherever it is, we know where to start looking, but what about office equipment and assets, where are they?

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Training courses

Robot Structural Analysis Essentials

This course will introduce the novice user to the Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis system and to provide some guidance on the program configuration, menu system and navigation techniques. It will also show the many and varied methods of data input and extraction of results.

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Training courses

Revit Structure Experience

This one-day Revit Structure Experience course is a unique opportunity for anyone looking to introduce Revit Structure, to gain a head-start understanding some of the key features of the product. This course is designed to show how to best plan a successful implementation and ensure maximum benefits are gained from the investment in this powerful product. The training course will cover considerations of implementation, such as installation, and data exchange as well as how best to target and run subsequent training. It will also present an opportunity to experience using Revit Structure through the hands-on sessions and be guided through its use in real-world structural design scenarios.

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