Structural engineering provides the expertise to insure against construction mistakes and oversights in large-scale projects. Experience in construction is no substitute for the professional consultation of a professional engineering. The engineering team at OSE are the guardians of safe construction, working with architects, carpenters, urban planners, surveyors, and commercial managers to ensure that buildings can withstand the unique threats to manmade construction in a given area (for example, extreme weather, seismic activity, or heavy traffic). OSE works to obviate against disasters and maintain a high standard of expertise by learning about new construction techniques that are climate-friendly, or able to modernize older properties that must be conserved. In addition to providing guidance for pending construction, OSE also conducts studies on existing properties to guarantee that a building is structural sound and meets current regulations.