Masters Program in STAAD.Pro for RCC, Industrial buildings and Metro Viaducts

This 12 month program covers multiple courses on the software Staad.PRO to make you proficient in the tool

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Structural engineering has always been a prominent and flourishing field of civil engineering. It is a methodical investigation of strength and stability of building structures. So, where have you come across it? Subjects like Structural Analysis, Design of RC structures have played their part. How much of it do you think you can enforce in an industrial project? 

Manual calculations for big structures are engrossing and tiresome. So when technology evolved, man developed softwares to dilute the load. 

The most versatile software used in the industries worldwide to design and analyse a structure is STAAD.Pro.

STAAD.Pro is a software that helps perform structural analysis and design supporting over 90 international steel, concrete, timber & aluminium design codes in 7 different languages. It is shaped to make use of various forms of analysis from the traditional static analysis to more recent p-delta analysis, geometric nonlinear analysis etc. It is interoperable with other softwares like RAM Connections, SACS and Autopipe.

STAAD.Pro offers features like Analytical and Physical Modeling, Building Planner, Advance concrete design, Earthquake modeling and Advance slab design. Here is a Master’s course to bridge the gap between theory and practical prospect. This is called a masters course because of the depth of curriculum. One of the added advantage is, it comprises  “subjects'' that helps understand all features distinctly.

So, what are they?

  1. Analysis and Design of Industrial Structures using STAAD.Pro
  2. Structural steel connection design
  3. Design of elevated metro Viaduct
  4. Analysis and Design of Buildings using STAAD Pro - A Professional approach
  5. Reinforced cement concrete design
  6. Structural steel connection design using RAM Connections


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List of courses in this program

1Modelling and Analysis of Industrial Structures using STAAD.Pro

The early industrial buildings were rectangular in plan and supported by stone walls and wooden roofs.As construction enterprises evolved and new building materials came into view, framed structures emerged.

This course will teach you:

  • The fundamentals on industrial buildings
  • Introduction of it in STAAD.Pro
  • PEB and pipe rack structures
  • The basics of foundations 
  • Typical foundation design in STAAD.Pro 

All of this gives an understanding of basic loading patterns during service when exposed to the context of a realistic building.

In the end, you will be a top choice to be considered by industries in their design engineer role even though no prior industrial experience is obtained.

2Structural steel connection design

Use of iron in construction is more modern than you think, though it has been around for centuries.But to name a few, steel is today used in HVAC, electrical panels, foundation etc. This is because steel is now attaining notability for its flexibility and reduced construction time. 

This course on Steel connections will help you with:

  • Conceptual understanding of connection detailing and its purpose
  • Detailed procedure for manual design
  • Concepts on bolted and welded connection theory
  • Design of Connections for Shear, Moment and Axial force

Companies in the oil and gas industry, power industry, fabrication companies are some of the industries that have connection design as an integral part of their companies.

3Design of Elevated Metro Viaduct

A viaduct is generally a bigger structure, by its size, height or width that consists of a sequence of piers, columns, arches, supporting a long high-rise railway or road. But a bridge is a small structure, built to avoid an obstacle. This course on elevated metro viaduct covers:

  • Overview of elevated metro viaduct
  • Planning & design of metro bridges
  • In depth concepts of:
    • Substructure components
      • open foundation, pile foundation, pile cap, pier, RCC prestressed pier cap.
    • Superstructure components
      • I-girder, U-girder, Box girder, Bearings.

You will learn about fundamentals of structural design and its application to real life structures. The knowledge and skills gained through this course can help you to get an interview call from reputed companies.

4Analysis and Design of Buildings using STAAD.Pro - A professional approach

This course is completely about STAAD.Pro software. Here, the students will learn how to evaluate, calculate, analyse and design different structures. 

This course covers: 

  • Introduction to STAAD.Pro
  • STAAD.Pro Basics 
  • Sample Calculations
  • Design and Analysis of RCC and Industrial Structures

5Reinforced Cement Concrete Design

Reinforced concrete members serve as the functional blocks of structural systems. The design, behaviour and failure of the reinforced concrete members influence the structural system. 

Here, you will learn: 

  • Behaviour of structural members 
  • Analysis of structural members 
  • Design of structural members

6Structural Steel Connection Design using RAM Connections

In conventional analysis and design of steel and composite frames, joints are assumed to be pinned or fully rigid. But real joints exhibit characteristics over an extensive scale between these two extremes. Therefore it is necessary to continue the design and analysis of steel connections in STAAD.Pro.

This course that we have here covers:

  • Software applications of steel connections design
  • Practical knowledge on how to use a commercial software for designing a steel connection. 

This course is focused on helping students cope with the vast gap between commercial consulting engineering services.

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  • Paid Internship : 3 Months

1. Analysis and Design of Industrial Structures using STAAD.Pro

1Introduction to Industrial Structures

  • Steel structures in Industry
  • Stress strain behavior of structural steel
  • Properties of steel & Shapes 
  • Types of industrial structures
  • Basic structural steel elements
  • Types of Structural systems in steel building
  • General loads on industrial structures
  • Gravity and lateral load path
  • General Design Procedure

2Design of Tension Member

  • Types  of Tension members 
  • Behavior of Tension member
  • Failure mode possibilities
  • Sections used for Tension member
  • Design of Tension member

3Design of Compression Member

  • Behavior of Compression member
  • Failure mode possibilities
  • Sections used for Compression member
  • Design of Compression member
  • Built-up Compression member design
  • Base plate design

4Design of Beams

  • Types of beam 
  • Section classification
  • Lateral stability of beams
  • Effective length of beams
  • Design of Purlins 
  • Design of Laterally supported and unsupported beams

5Design of Plate Girder

  • Types of Sections
  • Elements of plate girder
  • Design of plate girder using  IS 800:2007
  • Proportioning of section.

6Analysis & design of Typical Steel Frame structure using STAAD.Pro

  • General modelling & Axis system
  • Load calculations
  • Analysis of structure
  • Application of design parameters
  • Design of structure
  • Interpretation of results

7Introduction to Pre Engineered Building

  • What is Pre Engineered Building?
  • Comparison of PEB Over Conventional Building
  • Various Components of PEB
  • General Loads on PEB
  • Load Combination as per IS 800 : 2007
  • Load Combination as per AISC ASD
  • Analysis & design of PEB

8Design of Gantry girder

  • Introduction
  • Load consideration
  • Design of Gantry girder
  • Effect of gantry girder in column design

9Structural System of PEB

  • Structural Design work flow
  • Lateral load resisting system 
  • Vertical load resisting system

10Analysis & design of Pre Engineered building using STAAD.Pro.

  • Input preparation 
  • Load & Load calculations
  • Analysis of structure
  • Application of design parameters
  • Design of structure

11Analysis & design of Pipe Rack structures using STAAD.Pro.

  • Introduction
  • Input preparation 
  • Load & Load calculations
  • Analysis of structure
  • Application of design parameters
  • Design of structure

12Design of Foundation using STAAD foundation

  • Introduction
  • Input preparation 
  • Load & Load calculations
  • Analysis of structure
  • Application of design parameters
  • Design of structure

2. Structural steel connection design

1Introduction to Connection Design, Bolted Connection Theory

  •  Introduction to Connection Design
    • Types of connections 
  • Bolted Connection
    • Introduction
    • Types of bolts
    • Load Transfer Mechanism



2Bolted Connection Theory (Continued)

  • Bolted Connection
  • Failure Mechanism of Bolted Connection
  • Edge Distances and Spacing of Bolts
  • Bearing Type Connection
  • Slip Critical Connection

3Welded Connection Theory (Continued)

  • Welded Connection
    • Introduction
    • Types of Weld
    • Weld Symbols

4Welded Connection Theory (Continued)

  • Welded Connection
  • Welding Procedure
  • Weld Quality
  • Specifications of Weld
  • Welded Joints vs Bolted Joints

5Design of Connections for Shear, Moment & Axial Forces

  • Design of Connections
    • Introduction
    • General Procedure of Connection Design
    • Types of Connection

6Design of Connections for Shear, Moment & Axial Forces (Continued)

Shear Connections

  • Introduction
  • Single Angle Shear Connection
  • Double Angle Shear Connection

7Design of Connections for Shear, Moment & Axial Forces (Continued)

Shear Connections

  • Fin Plate Connection
  • Extended End Plate Connection


8Design of Connections for Shear, Moment & Axial Forces (Continued)

Moment Connections

  • Introduction
  • Bolted Flange Plate Connection
  • Welded Flange Plate Connection




9Design of Connections for Shear, Moment & Axial Forces (Continued)

Moment Connections

  • End Plate Moment Connection
  • Beam Splice Connection




10Design of Connections for Shear, Moment & Axial Forces (Continued)

Axial Force Connections

  • Introduction to Axial Force Connections
  • Base Plate
    • Introduction
    • Pinned and Fixed Baseplates
  • Column Splice Connection
  • Truss Connections




3. Design of Elevated Metro Viaduct


  • An Introductory lecture on the present and future prospects of metro projects in India.
  • Discussion on elevated & underground metro projects.

2Planning of Metro Viaducts

  • Planning of metro viaduct
  • Challenges faced in design and at construction site
  • Solutions proposed

3Overview of Structural Components

  • Overview of all the structural components of bridge –
    • Superstructure
    • Substructure

4Design of Prestressed Open Web Structures (Superstructure)

  • Design of superstructure component - prestressed open web structures such as U-girders
  • Longitudinal analysis of prestressed open web structures such as U-girders
  • Transverse analysis of prestressed open web structures such as U-girders

5Design of Prestressed I-Girders (Superstructure)

  • Design of superstructure component - prestressed I-girders
  • Longitudinal analysis of prestressed I-girders
  • Transverse analysis of prestressed I-girders & design of slabs

6 Design of Cross Girders/Diaphragms (Superstructure)

  • Design of superstructure grillage component – cross girders/ diaphragms

7 Design of Bearings (Superstructure)

  • Design of superstructure component - Bearings.

8Design of Prestressed Pier Caps (Substructure)

  • Design of substructure component – prestressed pier cap.
  • Longitudinal analysis and design of prestressed pier cap

9Design of RCC Pier Caps (Substructure)

  •  Design of substructure component - RCC pier cap

10Design of Pier (Substructure)

  • Design of substructure component - RCC pier

11Design of Pile Cap (Substructure)

  • Design of substructure component - pile cap

12Design of Pile Foundation (Substructure)

  • Design of substructure component - pile foundation

13Design of Open Foundation (Substructure

  • Design of substructure component - open foundation

14 Design of Well Foundation (Substructure)

  • Design of Substructure Component - well foundation

4. Analysis and Design of Buildings using STAAD.Pro - A Professional approach

1Introduction to Basics

The module covers the  

  1. GUI of the software 
  2. Types of structure 
  3. Material Specifications 
  4. Support Conditions 
  5. Design Parameters and  
  6. General Intro to Analysis & Post Processing options available in STAAD.Pro 

To begin with Preparation of DBR will be touched upon in this session.

2Modeling of RC Building

This module covers the steps involved in modeling, design and analysis of RCC structure. We will go through the Structure’s framework and structural elements considered for study. At the end of the session, students will learn the generation of nodal structure/model of the given building as per geometry using STAAD.Pro

3Input Generation

The next step involves the input viz material specifications, assigning  supports and constants and design parameters of the model under study. The analysis of the building as per requirements will be  discussed.

4Load Generation

The Load Cases and Load Combinations to consider while designing a  structure will be discussed in this module.  

The load calculations involved for each load case viz. 

  1. Dead Load 
  2. Live Load 
  3. Wind Load will be done manually as per the codal standards with the help of MS-Excel.  

The calculated load will then be applied on the software mode

5Analysis of the model

This module covers the complete analysis part of the structure.

Post Processing Results – Output file will be explained. It covers the interpretation of the results and extracting SFD, BMD, Reaction and Displacements for design purpose.

6Output Interpretation

At the end of the session, students will able to understand and execute the design of structural elements (slab, beam, column and foundation) with the aid of STAAD.Pro and verify the results with manual calculation sheets

7Introduction to Steel Structures

This module covers the types of steel structures and introduction to various components in a steel building 

  1. Rafters 
  2. Purlins 
  3. Side wall & End wall Girts 
  4. Column 
  5. Bay spacing 
  6. Cladding

8Modeling of steel building

In this module we will discuss the steel structure taken for study. The  modeling of the structure will be carried out using coordinate method.

9Input Generation

The Inputs to be given as per the specifications and codal standards will be explained first and then generated in the model. The loads considered in a steel building will be calculated using MS Excel and applied on the model.


10Analysis of the model

After entering the input parameters and specifying the design specs, the  analysis of the structure is carried out in this module

11Result Extraction

This module covers the interpretation of Output file generated and  extraction of results like Bending Moment, Shear Force Diagram and  Serviceability check for each element considered in the building under  study

12Documentation & Verification of the Output

At the end of this session we will be going through the representation of  the analysis carried out in the form of document and drawing. Things to remember and consider while representing the design in the  form of drawing (Detailing drawing involving C/S and L/S) and how to  cross-check the extracted results from software with manual calculation.

5. Reinforced cement concrete design

1Structural systems, Properties of Concrete and Properties of Reinforcing steel

  • Objectives of structural design
  • Types of structural systems (different types of floor systems, vertical and lateral framing systems etc.)
  • Basic of concrete mix proportions and unit wt.
  • Compressive strength of concrete (test on cylinder & cube)
  • Stress-strain curve for concrete and its behavior with increasing compressive strength
  • Unconfined compressive strength of cylinder v/s cube
  • Confined strength of concrete
  • Characteristic strength of concrete, modulus of elasticity, tensile strength & Poisson’s ratio
  • Concrete stress-strain curve per IS 456:2000
  • Properties of steel (stress v/s strain, Fe250/Fe415/Fe500)

2Design Philosophies Beam in flexure (analysis)

  • Preview into WSM, Strength Design (ULM) and Limit State Design (LSD)
  • Two Limit States (serviceability & strength)
  • Explain collapse mechanism 
  • Material safety factor 
  • Characteristic loads and load safety factor
  • Introduction to flexure
  • Cracking moment
  • Modular ratio (per IS:456 and IRC:112) & neutral axis based on 1st moment area (balanced NA)
  • Moment of inertia (gross v/s cracked)

3Beam in flexure (analysis)

  • Equation of equilibrium & computing moment of resistance
  • Balanced moment 
  • Brittle failure (concrete fails first)
  • Ductile failure & concept of moment-curvature
  • Concept of flanged beams (what are they?)
  • Analysis of singly r/f flanged sections in flexure
  • Analysis of doubly r/f beams (rectangular & flanged beams)

4Design of singly r/f beams

  • Effective span
  • Min. & max. r/f criteria and rebar spacing in beams
  • Serviceability criteria (short & long-term deflection)
  • Deep & slender beams
  • Design of singly r/f rectangular beam
  • Design of singly r/f flanged beam 
  • Concept of neutral axis at different levels 
  • Bar curtailment location (development length & other criteria)


  • Principal stress in beams
  • Modes of cracking
  • Shear transfer mechanism
  • Beams without shear r/f
  • Beams with shear r/f
  • Shear stress in uniform depth beam
  • Shear stress in non-uniform deep beam
  • Shear resistance of beams without shear r/f
  • Shear resistance of beams with shear r/f (shear stirrups spacing)
  • Min. shear r/f and max. spacing of stirrups
  • Curtailment of longitudinal stirrup (revisit)

6Torsion, Bond and Anchorage

  • Ways in which torsion might act on the structure (equilibrium or compatibility)
  • Design strength in torsion (w/o torsional r/f)
  • Torsional r/f provisions per IS code
  • Design strength (torsion & shear)
  • Bond in concrete (mechanism, and type i.e. flexural & anchor)
  • Development length and end anchorage
  • Splicing of r/f
  • Deflection as serviceability limit state
  • Deflection limits (for s/s, cantilever beams)
  • Short term & long-term deflection
  • Design spreadsheet (MS Excel)

7One-way slab

  • One-way slab v/s two-way slab
  • Structural system showing one-way slab (sketch that shows one-way slab action in beam-slab floor system)
  • Structural analysis of one-way slab systems (moment & shear coefficients)
  • Effective span
  • Design of one-way slab (unit width method) 
  • Minimum r/f, spacing of rebar, diameter of rebar
  • Shear strength of one-way slab
  • Sketch showing rebar arrangement/detailing

8Two-way slab

  1. Simply support & restraint condition
  2. Span to depth criteria
  3. Moment coefficients
  4. Rebar detailing
  5. Two-way slabs without beams (flat slabs)

9Axially Loaded members

  • Compression member (pedestal, column and wall). Tied columns and helical r/f
  • Effective length of the column (braced & unbraced length)
  • Slender and short columns
  • Possible loadings on column (purely axial, P & M, P with eccentricity)
  • Code provisions for slenderness, min. eccentricity, long. r/f, trans r/f (ties and spiral)
  • Design strength of short column under pure axial load (Design example)
  • Analysis of short column with uniaxial moment (introduction, and eccentricity)

10Compression members: Axial compression and flexure

  • Strain profile for simultaneous uniaxial moment and axial load
  • Interaction curve
  • Various points on the interaction curve
  • Design for moment and axial load (interaction ratio)

11Design of isolated footing

  • Types of footing 
    • Isolated
    • Raft/combined
    • Piles
  • Bearing pressure under footing (due to axial load, axial load + uniaxial moment)
  • Design considerations and code requirements/recommendation
  • Design for shear (one-way and two-way)
  • Design for flexure
  • Rebar detailing

12Modelling session in STAAD Pro.

  • Problem statement (plan of two-storey symmetrical building frame)
  • Modeling in STAAD
    • Support condition of columns
    • Modeling beams and columns
    • Assigning floor loads
  • Analyzing the structure
  • Extracting results/reactions (bending moment and shear) for beams and column
  • Computing rebar requirements for the beams and detailing the rebar
  • Designing column 

6. Structural Steel Connection Design using RAM Connections

1Concept of Steel connections and types of connections

  • Steel Member joints – Rigid Joint, Flexible joints, Semi-rigid joints
  • Force flow through connections and concept of force distribution
  • Types of Connection 
  • Difference between shear and axial connection 
  • Analysis and Design of Bolted connection & Welded connection

2Concept of Moment connection & Base Plate

  • Concept of Force flow in Moment Connection / Rigid Joint
  • Analysis and design of a moment joint
  • Concept of force flow in Base plate connection 
  • Types of base plate connections 
  • Analysis and design of Pinned type base plate

3RAM Connection – Shear Connection Design

  • Shear Connection module Introduction 
  • Bent Plate Beam Column Flange Connection
  • Bent Plate Beam Girder Connection

4RAM Connection – Shear Connection Design (Continued)

  • Clip Angle Beam Column Connection
  • Clip Angle Beam Girder Connection 
  • Welded Beam Column Connection

5RAM Connection – Moment Connection Design

  • Moment Connection module Introduction 
  • Moment Connection Angle At beam column junction

6RAM Connection – Moment Connection Design

  • Moment Connection End Plate at beam column junction
  • Moment Connection with Haunch

7RAM Connection – Base Plate Connections

  • Base Plate module Introduction 
  • Pinned type Base Plate Connection
  • Fixed type Uniaxial Base Plate Connection
  • Fixed type Biaxial Base Plate Connection

8RAM Connection – Splice Plate Connections

  • Bolted Splice Flange Plate connection for Beam splice
  • Bolted Splice Flange Plate connection for Columns splice
  • Bolted Splice Web Plate connection for Beam splice
  • Bolted Splice Web Plate connection for Columns splice

9StaadPro Connection Module - I

  • Introduction to connection module in Staad
  • Welded connections method of design 
  • Moment Connection method of design

10StaadPro Connection Module - II

  • End Plate connections method of design 
  • Base Plate design
  • Splice Joints design

11Hilti Profis – Anchor rod Connections I

  • Introduction to connection module in Profis
  • Cast in place Anchor Design method  
  • Cast in place rebar design method for anchorage

12Hilti Profis – Anchor rod Connections II

  • Post installed Anchor Design Basics
  • Post installed Anchor Design method in module
  • Post installed rebar anchorage


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1Who can take your course?

Any Civil Engineering graduate and candidates graduated from a Structural Engineering post graduation can take up this course.

2Which companies will I get a job in?

If you do well in the program, you will be able to apply for tech companies starting from consultancy services to top Y-Combinator startups. 

3What salary can I expect after this program?

Expected CTC after the program completion can range between 2.5 to 6LPA. For experienced professionals, you can expect a hike between 10-45%

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