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Structural Design of Highrise Precast Buildings using ETABS

Get specialised in designing precast concrete structures adhering to Indian codes with our building design courses online. With this mentor-led structural engineering course, you can gain skills to develop an analytical model of a complex building using ETABS.

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Jayesh Suryawanshi

Volkswagen (I) Pvt. Ltd.,

RMD Sinhgad

Mithin SanthaKumar

Timetooth Technology

Cochin University of Science and Technology University in Kochi, Kerala

Manthan Waghaye

Altigreen Propulsion Labs Pvt Ltd

Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College Of Engineering

Hemant Sagar

KN Associates

PM polytechnic, Delhi ncr , sonipat

Jangaiah Chikonda



sai dinesh


usharama college of engineering and technology

Vadapalli A S Krishna Maruthi Srinivas

advance technologies

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada

Manas Metar

Sphinix World Biz Limited

University of Wolverhampton


This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • This course focuses on the structural analysis and design of a sample precast building as per Indian codes.
  • The course emphasises the use of the precast scheme in the structure and develops the element and connection assemblies accordingly.
  • The course covers everything from the concept design stage to the detailed design stage, developing the structural system from the ground up to the final comprehensive design.
  • The course also covers the criterion of element sizes and lifting, as well as the transport mechanisms and constraints of various precast elements.

Course Syllabus

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Week 01 - Basic Intro: Codes, Inputs, software

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Precast concrete structures are distinguished from cast-in-place structures by their essential differences.
    • Structural design of G+15 precast building
    • Inputs required 
      • Architectural plan of the buildings
      • Location of the building
      • Usage of the building
      • Substructure Information (soil capacity, subgrade modulus)
    • Slight brief about the structural codes to be used IS 456, IS 1893, IS 13920, IS 15916, PCI reference
    • Slight brief about the software to be used during the course 

Week 02 - Concept Design

  • In this session, you will learn
    • At a different level, work with the architectural plan and prepare the structural framing.
    • Recognize and establish the building's vertical load path.
    • Understand and establish the building's lateral load resisting system/stability system.
    • Understanding the structure's grounding of forces
    • Freeze the building's structural system's quality.
    • Prepare the structural frame drawings for all levels in order to prepare the analytical model.

Week 03 - Concept Design - Precast

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Breaking down the structural parts into precast members that are possible
    • Understanding the fundamentals of various precast elements
    • The size criteria for various precast members
    • An overview of the different types of precast elements
    • Developing new structural plans in accordance with the precast structural scheme
    • Developing some rudimentary connection sketches at this stage

Week 04 - Force Calculation

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Identifying all the forces considered for the analysis
    • Calculation of all the forces
    • The calculation for wind, snow, & earthquake loads
    • Basic understanding of IS 1893 (Static & Dynamic method)
    • Hand calculations showing seismic base shear
    • Additional stages to be taken for precast members: demolding, transportation, and erection

Week 05 - Load combinations, Strength & Serviceability parameters, Progressive collapse

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Load combination as per IS 456 & IS 1893
    • Strength parameters for precast members
    • Serviceability parameters & checks for precast building
    • Introduction to Progressive collapse
    • Progressive collapse prevention system for the building
    • Introduction to horizontal & vertical ties

Week 06 - Analytical model of the precast building in ETABS

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Setting up the analytical model 
    • The geometry of the analytical model as per framing plans
    • Preliminary sizing of the structural members
    • Section properties of the structural members
    • Support parameters, connection parameters, and mass source
    • DBR preparation

Week 07 - Analytical model – Loading, connection parameters, foundation properties, and seismic inputs

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Load application on the analytical model
    • Seismic load application on the analytical model 
    • Wind load application 
    • Mass source 
    • Load combination
    • Limit state of strength & serviceability 

Week 08 - Behavior of the analytical model

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Checking the behaviour of the analytical model
    • The deflected shape under various load cases (dead, lateral)
    • Base reactions & uplifts
    • Story drifts & deflections
    • Connection forces in FEM design 
    • The mode shapes & governing modes 
    • The mode participation factors
    • Preliminary system run design of the members

Week 09 - Foundation design of the building & Precast element design

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Detailed analysis for base reaction forces
    • Based on base reactions and soil qualities, a form of foundation is suggested
    • Create a foundation utilising SAFE and a raft reinforcement design
    • Additional checks for the foundation
    • Verifying the initially assumed sizes of the members
    • Detailed design of the precast elements
    • Design for reinforcement precast slabs (solid slabs, Hollow core slabs) 
    • Design for precast reinforced beams & Columns
    • Design for precast concrete walls 

Week 10 - Design of various precast elements

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Additional inspections will be carried out during the lifting and transportation stages
    • Other design stages require connection and strengthening
    • Information on many sorts of structural elements in general
    • Slabs with hollow cores, filigree slabs, and balcony slabs, as well as their connections
    • Introduction to Prestressed structural members
    • Types of precast walls
      • Sandwich walls 
      • Double walls
      • Battery walls
      • Cavity walls

Week 11 - Design of precast connections

  • In this session, you will learn about
    • Identifying & computing connection forces from the analytical model
    • Schematic design of a precast connection
    • Connection sketches 
    • Detailed connection design for various connections 
      • Wall – Wall horizontal 
      • Wall – Wall vertical 
      • Wall – Foundation 
      • Wall – Slabs
      • Beam – Slab 
      • Beam – Column connections 
      • Balcony slab – Beam connection
    • General information about various types of connections

Week 12 - Diaphragm design and Robustness

  • In this session, you will learn
    • Design for the semi-rigid diaphragm of the precast deck
    • Cast on-site reinforcement required for diaphragm action
    • Details for cast-on-site reinforcing are being prepared
    • Robustness system of the building 
    • Provision of horizontal and vertical ties in the building
    • Computing Tie forces 
    • Changed connection forces 

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Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 2 Projects that are available in this program.

Structural system of building

A small building architectural plan with some plan and vertical irregularities will be given to the students. The task is to develop the qualitative structural system for the building. Calculate all the required loads and load combinations.

Precast design for a sample building with slight complexities  

A sample building given in the previous project will be continued here for detailed analysis & design using an analytical model. Students are asked to develop the analytical model for the building, analyze and design the members.

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Structural Design of Highrise Precast Buildings using ETABS

The course on Structural Design of High rise precast buildings using ETABS is highly focused on providing information and knowledge in the field of structural analysis and designing of a precast building in accordance with prevalent codes of structural design.

Professional experts designed the ETABS online course with a certificate by Skill-Lync with great focus on the study and details of designing high rise precast buildings, in conjunction with the use and operation of ETABS software. The online course is delivered through video and text-based content, and after completion, you will be eligible to receive a course completion certificate.

Who Should Take The Course?

The most suitable candidates for this course are structural engineers, civil engineers, and anyone who wants to learn about ETABS software. The entire content of the course is designed such that it can be opted by those who are beginning out in the field of civil engineering, either as a student or as a recent graduate.

At the same time, the course is also suitable for those who are professionally capable in civil engineering but want to gain more insights into the design of precast structures. Moreover, students who have completed their post-graduation in civil engineering and structural engineering are also a good fit for this course. This course will benefit such students on multiple levels to learn and develop professionally in this domain.

What Will You Learn?

This ETABS certification course offers various learnings across different civil engineering and basic engineering fields. Once you complete this course, you will gain working knowledge and practical learning about precast buildings. The course will help you develop architectural plans and structural framing for different buildings and understand various precast structural elements. On the practical front, you will also gain information about the calculation of forces, gravity, and different lateral loads on different structures of buildings.

The course also explains strength and serviceability parameters, support and connection parameters, load application, and seismic inputs. You will be able to design precast connections and precast elements in buildings while defining the structural design and analysis of the precast building using ETABS and SAFE software. The course also includes various theoretical concepts, including the detailing of the beam, slab, column, foundation, along with their designs.

At the core of the course, there are topics such as linear static analysis of RCC structures, export reactions from ETABS for foundation design, modelling of staircase using two methods, and performing detailing exercises with the help of software. Thus, students can gain an array of concepts and knowledge through the course when pursuing engineering.

Skills You Will Gain

Generally, ETABS training courses online are developed by experts to impart various skills. At the forefront of these skills are the knowledge of project planning, project selection technique, and ETABS and its operations. The course also exemplifies the knowledge and skills of direct construction activities, equipment upkeep, and project management.

Key Highlights Of The Program

  • The duration of the course is three months.
  • After the course, students will obtain a course completion certificate.
  • The course helps form a clear idea about structural designs of precast buildings and their variations.
  • You will be able to develop industry-specific knowledge and skills needed in the precast industry.

Career Opportunities After Taking The Course

As a professional in structural engineering, you will be responsible for developing frameworks, drawings, and specifications of various buildings, bridges, and towers. On completion, you will become eligible to take up a job in their line and perform various responsibilities in the domain. Some of the prominent job positions you can get hired for are lead engineer, structural design engineer, and more. At these jobs, you will need to display your proficiency in using the ETABS software for performing various complex calculations. Excellence in using the ETABS software also opens several avenues for you in architecture. 

You can gain more experience and then advance further to a project manager level. Else, if you are looking to work at an established firm, you can work across multiple job roles and take up engineering, researching, or quality assessment jobs.

FAQ's on Structural Design of Highrise Precast Buildings using ETABS

  1. Will I get a chance to work across any projects during this course?
    Yes, you will be working on projects during the course. These include structural systems for buildings and precast designs for sample buildings with slight complexities.
  2. Which software will be used during the course?
    You will be working on two software during the course, including CSI ETABS 2019 and CSI SAFE 2016.
  3. Is there any pre-requisite for joining this course?
    It is recommended that students joining this course shall belong to an engineering background in the field of civil and structural engineering.
  4. Will I be able to get an e-verification after completing the course?
    Yes, you will get an e-verified profile after completing the course, which they can share on relevant websites such as LinkedIn.
  5. Will I get any support if I have doubts?
    Yes, you can approach a skilled expert through email support, group video support, forum support, and telephone support to get your doubts cleared.
  6. What will be the mode of delivery of the course?
    The course will be delivered to you through online mode.
  7. Does Skill-Lync offer any community forums where I can get support?
    Yes, you can join community forums to communicate with experts and batchmates from Skill-Lync.
  8. Is this course useful for me if I want to get a job?
    Yes, after completing this course, you will gain a complete understanding of the work expected in a civil engineering firm, which will make you capable of taking up a job.

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