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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my project needs a structural engineer?

Any project involving the structural components of a building or structure will require structural engineering. Structural components are any members that are designed to withstand loading from the expected use of the system. 

How do structural engineers, civil engineers, architects and surveyors differ from one another?

Structural engineers primarily concentrate on the structural elements of a building, such as the foundation, walls, and floor framing, as well as connections to the building. Civil engineers are engaged in the comprehensive planning and execution of infrastructure projects. Architects are focused on the design, functionality, and aesthetics of a project. Surveyors specialize in land measurement and mapping, which includes elevations and locations. These professions frequently collaborate closely to ensure the smooth execution of construction and development projects.

Do you offer surveyor services?

We do not provide surveyor services, but we can recommend some partners who do.

What information do I need to provide when requesting a quote?

We are happy to assist you with your project. To provide you with a quote, we kindly ask for a brief overview of your project along with any site plan, architectural drawings, permit information, and photos that you might have. This will allow our engineering team to evaluate and review the details, and then we’ll reach out to discuss how we can accommodate your needs within our schedule and establish the next steps.

Do you require a deposit or upfront payment to proceed with the quote?

No, a deposit is not necessary. Once we have reviewed your project, we will forward a proposal agreement for your signature. Your first invoice will be issued after hours of work have been completed.

How long does it typically take to receive a quote or proposal?

It can take up to 5 business days.

Do you offer online quote requests, or do I need to contact you directly?

All quotes are conducted via email. Therefore, we kindly ask you to provide all necessary information through the email address info@dibbleengineers.com.