Structural Engineering Basics

Your ONE STOP SHOP for learning the basics of structural engineering without going into complicated formulas or into too much detail.

We are excited to provide a platform that provides you with the NEED to know information on structural engineering as opposed to the NICE to know information.

Our Vision

Many people have invested time and money into buildings and structures whether they know it or not. Our vision is for people we work with to have a better understanding of how structures work and what goes into the design and modification of these structures. We want people to be confident in their abilities to come up with solutions to problems associated with structures based on their knowledge of structural engineering basics.

Who we are


Noah Moscovitch Structural Engineering Basics

Noah is a professional engineer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has over 8 years of experience working in the engineering profession as a structural designer and project manager. He has worked on many unique projects throughout his time in the engineering field including condition assessments of existing structures, renovations to existing buildings, additions to existing buildings, and the design of new structures where he gets the privilege of seeing them  being built from the ground up in the city he grew up in. Noah’s most notable projects he has worked on include a new 14 storey apartment building in Winnipeg's north end, a new 85 000 ft² elementary school in southern Manitoba, and a new fall arrest system for one of downtown Winnipeg’s tallest buildings. Noah works with architects, owners and contractors on a daily basis and understands the importance of his role as a team member in the wide range on projects that he works on. He is passionate about what he does and is always willing to help out those around him, especially when it comes to learning about structural engineering and the work that he does for his career.

Mostafa El Mogy Structural Engineering 101

Mostafa is a professional engineer who is passionate about structural engineering. He works alongside Noah as a structural designer and project manager. He achieved a Bachelors and Masters degree in Engineering in Cairo, Egypt and has a Doctorate degree from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB, Canada where he also teaches engineering. His research is published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. Mostafa has over 14 years of experience in the engineering consulting profession and has worked on high profile projects with architects, owners, contractors, other engineers and professionals in many countries including Canada, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Mostafa’s expertise in the design of tall-buildings includes projects using reinforced concrete, structural steel, masonry and wood framing. Some of the notable projects he has worked on include a new 40-story residential building in downtown Winnipeg, a 280 000 ft² expansion to Winnipeg convention centre and structural restoration of a multi-story parking structure in the downtown area of Winnipeg. He finds it rewarding to share knowledge and help others succeed. His commitment to high standards and friendly approach towards others has helped him influence people and build trust.

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About Our Structural Engineering Program

We have created a Structural Engineering for Non-Structural Engineers online course in order to help educate those who interact with structural engineers on a daily basis. We hope that after learning the basics of what goes into our decision making, the lives of those we work with will be easier, with less stress, head-aches, and time/money wasted.

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