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Engineering Consultants

Engineering consultants usually work as part of a consulting company, and come into the
field after receiving an engineering degree and obtaining several years of experience in the field.
They are experts at whatever field of engineering consulting they are involved in. Engineering is
a very broad field, and consultants are required to have a very clear understanding of everything
that a potential client may need.

One area that engineering consultants may work in is mechanical engineering. A consultant
would be able to design and help implement plans for a more efficient heating and cooling
system in a large building. Consultants may also be hired to assist in improving indoor air
quality, processing exhaust and ventilation fumes, and designing commercial kitchens.

Engineering consultants can also work with businesses to create solutions for electrical
problems. This may mean designing better lighting for a portion of the building or the parking
area. They will also work on regulating energy distribution, and planning for an emergency
power generator. An engineering consultant may also design a fire detection system or a security
system complete with video surveillance equipment.

The plumbing system of a building is another section that an engineering consultant might be
hired to work on. Waste removal, ventilation, hot and cold water distribution, and water heaters
are all a part of what an engineer may work on. The sprinkler system, used to control fires, may
also be designed by an engineering consultant.

An engineering consultant may also be responsible for designing an airport. He or she may also
do land assessments, help with landscaping designs, and plan walkways through parks.
Consultants design flood plans, making sure that there are sufficient drainage ducts to prevent
costly flooding repairs. They assist with zoning decisions and planning development sites for
residential, commercial, and government use.

Traffic studies are often performed by an engineering consulting firm. They plan roadways, plot
traffic patterns, and create designs for new subway systems. They help to design better
pavement for roadways that will last longer and require less maintenance. They also design and
inspect bridges.

The work of an engineering consultant is varied. Because engineering is such a wide field, there
is almost no limit to the work a consultant can perform. They perform several different types of
work, for many different types of businesses. Engineering consultants find solutions that meet
or exceed the needs of their clients.
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a. ¿Cuál o cuáles serían las funciones de un ingeniero consultor?

b. ¿Cuál o cuáles son los requisitos para llegar a ser un ingeniero consultor?