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    My friend says she's a building engineer. I ask: Is that the same as an architect?

    My friend says she's a building engineer. I ask:

    Is that the same as an architect?

    can this be said?

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    Re: My friend says she's a building engineer. I ask: Is that the same as an archite

    Yes.

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    Re: My friend says she's a building engineer. I ask: Is that the same as an archite

    No. Big buildings have architects, who concern themselves with all aspects of design, including the artistic, and also engineers who concern themselves exclusively with applied science matters, e.g, structural engineers (will it stand up in a hurricane a hundred years from now) and mechanical engineers (how will we get water and fresh air to the occupants, and dispose of their sewage).

    But the architect is the boss.
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    Re: My friend says she's a building engineer. I ask: Is that the same as an archite

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post

    Can this be said?
    Yes, it can be said, but her answer will be no.

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    Re: My friend says she's a building engineer. I ask: Is that the same as an archite

    There are also people who specialize in architectural engineering. My former college roommate is one.

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    Re: My friend says she's a building engineer. I ask: Is that the same as an archite

    You could ask her what kind of building engineer- that might clear things up.

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