Structural Design is the science of ensuring stability, strength, and rigidity of structures so that resist all applied loads without failure. This discipline is concerned with designing a physical structure in such a way that the load-bearing members (such as beams and columns in the case of a building) of the structure support each other in sharing the load or stress
Structural Design is a part of civil engineering. A great deal of what structural designers do involves designing structures such as buildings, bridges, and tunnels. The primary tasks of a structural designer include: Analyzing configurations of the basic structural components; calculating the pressures, stresses, and strains that each component is likely to experience; considering the strength of various materials, e.g. concrete, steel, and brick to be used to create the structures; making drawings, specifications and computer models of structures for building contractors and using CAD.
Structural engineers are employed in many infrastructure companies. They act as consultants for architects and civil engineers.
The Role of CAD
Structural Designers use CAD to produce drawings of structures for buildings to bridges. Using CAD, they create complex drawings and 2D and 3D renderings of structural components, including framework, foundations, roofs and retaining walls.
CAD helps designers outline designs, gather data, perform graphic imaging, draw sketches of existing structures and interpret structural markups. The software also helps them perform computations, administrative tasks, documentation and generate project reports.
Structural Design CAD Software Courses
CADD Centre offers certificate courses in the modules of the following CAD software concerning structural design and engineering:
- ANSYS Civil
- AutoCAD structural Detailling
Students pursuing diploma or degree courses in Civil engineering or masters in Structural engineering can benefit from these courses. To know more, please download the Course Summary here.
Upon completion of these courses, students can apply for the jobs of Structural Design Engineer / Structural Engineer / Structural Designer / Structural Detailer / RCC Detailer / Structural Steel Detailer.
Diploma, Professional, and Master Diploma Courses
Structural designing is a highly specialized field with diversified applications. The domain seeks expertise in different CAD design and Project Management tools. At CADD Centre, we offer high-end courses that teach students software and concepts that they require to reach their professional goals. Our courses include:
Master Diploma in Structural Design
This course is focused on the structural design space and will help participants with expertise required to carry out specific tasks of structural design analysis, structural detailing and project management. Participants are equipped with appropriate tools enabling them to explore design and other prerequisites of structural design.
Professional in Structural Design
The professional courses provide the students comprehensive combination of software tools and project management concepts. The combination of tools widens the career options available to students and professionals in the field of structural analysis, design and detailing.
Diploma in Structural Design
The diploma program in structural design equips the participants with the tools required to carry out tasks of structural design. It also prepares participants to handle all the essential facets of structural analysis and design.
Students pursuing a diploma or degree in Civil engineering or Masters in structural engineering can enroll in these courses. To know more please download the course summary.
Structural engineers are employed in many infrastructure companies. They act as consultants for architects and civil engineers. Upon completion of the course, students can apply for the jobs of Structural Project Engineer / Senior Structural Engineer.