In the past decade, psu engineers have played an increasingly prominent role in the construction of buildings, with the role of the engineer becoming increasingly important in the design process.
But now, with new structural requirements, the role is becoming increasingly redundant, especially in the case of a massive earthquake, the report found.
“In our study, we found that for most buildings, in the event of a major earthquake, there is a need to consider a variety of options in order to ensure the safety of the buildings occupants and the buildings structure and structural components,” said Joaquín Pons, director of the Psu civil engineer’s association.
“The impact of this on the pusice construction industry has been to reduce the number of architects and structural engineers, which is not good for the future of the industry.”
Psu engineering was once the backbone of the construction industry, but in recent years the industry has seen a rapid decline.
In 2011, the Pusice Construction Industry Association reported that there were about 9,700 engineers in the sector.
In 2017, the number fell to just 6,200.
The association estimates that this represents a decline of 30% from the peak in 2010, when there were over 13,000 engineers.
The Psu Civil Engineer’s Association, in collaboration with the Construction Industry Federation, has called on the government to boost the role and diversify the profession in order for the industry to survive.
“We think that we have reached a tipping point, with structural engineers becoming a smaller and smaller proportion of the profession,” Pons told La Repubblica.
“What we need now is a strong new government to act on the need for more structural engineers and the fact that they will be needed to construct the structures.”
The new report, written by the Psiros Civil Engineering Group, also found that structural engineers will face a difficult future in Italy, given the country’s recent economic crisis.
“This will not be a new problem, as structural engineers have been a part of the architecture of Italy since the 1970s,” Psu engineer Daniela Scarponi told La Jornada.
“But with the crisis, structural engineers are facing a new challenge, which may not be easy to overcome.”