Tekla Structural Designer Course


Tekla Structural Designer is a leading software solution for structural analysis and design in the construction industry. This corporate training course is designed to provide professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively use Tekla Structural Designer for structural analysis, design, and modeling. Participants will gain hands-on experience in creating structural designs, analyzing their performance, and generating detailed documentation.


10 days

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for professionals in the construction and engineering fields, including but not limited to:

  • Structural Engineers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Construction Managers
  • Architects
  • Design Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Drafters and Designers
  • Researchers in Civil and Structural Engineering

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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
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Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected]

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Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of structural analysis and design using Tekla Structural Designer.
  • Create and model structural systems efficiently.
  • Perform structural analysis and evaluate the behavior of designs.
  • Generate comprehensive design documentation and reports.
  • Utilize Tekla Structural Designer's advanced features for efficient design workflows.
  • Apply best practices in structural engineering and design.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Tekla Structural Designer

  • Overview of Tekla Structural Designer
  • User interface and navigation
  • Project setup and preferences

Module 2: Structural Modeling

  • Creating structural elements (beams, columns, slabs, etc.)
  • Defining structural loads and load combinations
  • Assigning materials and properties

Module 3: Structural Analysis

  • Performing linear and nonlinear analysis
  • Understanding analysis results
  • Load takedown and distribution

Module 4: Design Codes and Standards

  • Introduction to design codes and standards
  • Code-specific settings and requirements
  • Load combinations and load factors

Module 5: Concrete Design

  • Reinforcement detailing and design checks
  • Shear, bending, and axial design
  • Foundation design

Module 6: Steel Design

  • Steel member design (beams, columns, braces, etc.)
  • Connection design
  • Seismic design considerations

Module 7: Timber Design

  • Timber member design and detailing
  • Connection design for timber structures
  • Fire resistance considerations

Module 8: Dynamic Analysis and Seismic Design

  • Introduction to dynamic analysis
  • Response spectrum analysis
  • Seismic design codes and procedures

Module 9: Detailing and Documentation

  • Creating detailed drawings and reports
  • Customizing drawing templates
  • Exporting models and documentation

Module 10: Advanced Features and Workflow Optimization

  • Custom components and templates
  • Integrating Tekla Structural Designer with other software
  • Best practices for efficient workflows

Course Administration Details:


The instructor-led training are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute(IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected] or [email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected] or [email protected]

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