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.
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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.
CADD Centre offers certificate courses in the modules of the following CAD software concerning structural design and engineering:
Upto Rs 3 lakh per year.
If you are into civil engineering, architecture or architectural design, interior design, consider enrolling for these certificate courses. To know more contact us or 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.
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