Prepare reports, designs and drawings. Make calculations about pressures, loads and stresses. Consider the strength of construction materials and select appropriately. Provide technical advice on safe designs and construction. Obtain planning and/or building regulations approval. Analyze configurations of the basic components of a structure. Liaise with professional staff such as architects and engineers. Monitor and inspect all work undertaken by contractors to ensure structural soundness. Administer contracts and manage projects. Inspect properties to evaluate the conditions and foundations. Use computer aided design technology for simulation purposes.