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Structural Design of Highrise Precast Buildings using ETABS in Chennai

A 3 month course which focuses on the structural analysis and design of precast buildings as per Indian codes

12 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 2 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

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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 in Chennai

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

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 

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

Industry Projects in Chennai

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.

Our courses have been designed by industry experts to help students achieve their dream careers

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Upgrade Your Career with the Structural Design of Highrise Precast Buildings using ETABS Course in Chennai

This ETABS certification course guides you on the structural design, analysis, stability, safety, and performance of precast buildings as per Indian codes. 

The Structural Design of Highrise Precast Buildings Using ETABS Course in Chennai

With this online course, you will learn to set up an analytical model of precast buildings in ETABS. You will also understand geometry, preliminary sizing, and sectional properties of structural members. The course further delves into the foundational concepts of precast concrete structures, including knowledge of precast design and connections, force calculation, load combinations, diaphragm design, etc.

Skill-Lync's ETABS online certification course includes two industry projects demonstrating how to design a precast building under various load connections. These real-world projects will allow you to apply the relevant design codes with commonly used software.

Industry experts with eight years of experience will help you learn ETABS online. They will provide you with the latest industry insights to guide you in your career. 

FAQs on the Structural Design of Highrise Precast Buildings using ETABS Course in Chennai

What is the expected salary range after completing the ETABS online certification course at Skill-Lync?

According to data on AmbitionBox, the average annual salary for a Civil Structural Designer is ₹8.4 lakhs. However, the figure may vary depending upon experience.

What are the benefits of doing the online ETABS course at Skill-Lync?

Pursuing an ETABS online course at Skill-Lync would offer many benefits to you.

  • Industry-oriented curriculum.
  • Hands-on experience in solving industry projects.
  • Email and forum support from the technical support team to clear your doubts.
  • A certificate of completion for all participants and a merit certificate for the top 5% of the scorers.

What are the career prospects after completing the ETABS certification course at Skill-Lync?

After successful completion of the ETABS training course in Chennai, you can apply for several roles like—

  • Structural Engineer - Buildings
  • Civil Designer
  • Civil Site Engineer
  • Lead Engineer

What is the program fee for the ETABS online course in Chennai?

Skill-Lync offers three fee options for enrollment: Basic, Pro and Premium. The Basic Plan provides 2 months' access at Rs 7,000 per month for 3 months. The Pro Plan offers 4 months' access at Rs 10,000 per month for 3 months, and the Premium Plan offers lifetime access at Rs 15,000 per month for 3 months. 

What are the prerequisites for the ETABS certification course at Skill-Lync?

The course is meant for structural and civil engineers. If you have graduated or are at the beginning of pursuing your degree in civil engineering, the entire course content will benefit your academic orientation.

Why should I choose Skill-Lync's ETABS training course in Chennai?

The ETABS training course in Chennai will help you draw up architectural plans and carry out structural framing for different buildings. The course delves into hand calculations showing seismic base shear, strength parameters for precast members, wind load applications, etc. 

Can you tell me more about Skill-Lync?

Skill-Lync is among India's leading EdTech platforms dedicated to transforming engineering education. We equip young engineers with the latest skill sets and cutting-edge tools in new-age technologies.

The brainchild of two engineers from Chennai, Skill-Lync, is on a mission to bridge the skill gap between aspiring professionals and the industry's demands through job-oriented courses.

Instructors profiles

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Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.


8 years in the experience range

Instructors with 8 years extensive industry experience.


Areas of expertise

  • precast

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