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

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

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


Enroll for a Face-to-Face (In-Person) Class

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Join a scheduled class with a live instructor and other delegates.

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Enroll for an Online Self-Paced Class

Keep track of your own progression throughout your course and ensure continuous improvement.

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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

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 Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise 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 professional 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).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.