ETABS, an engineering software tool for analysis and design of multi-storey buildings, skyscrapers and various construction projects.  Various Modelling tools, templates, code-based load prescriptions, analysis and solution techniques coordinate with a grid based geometry unique to this class of structure. ETABS are used to evaluate various basic or advanced systems under static or dynamic conditions. Interoperability with a series of design and documentation platforms makes ETABS a coordinated and productive tool for designs which range from simple 2D frames to elaborate modern high-rises.

Prerequisites: –
  • Can access computer system and make use of internet to perform search over Google.


Need to Prepare?
  • Prior programming experience is not required. Basic knowledge of Civil Engineering with design concepts will be appreciated.


Tools Expected: –
  • Windows OS based PC, Smart phone with Internet, Notebook and Pen


Tools Used (for the session): –
  • Sample Codes, Software, PPTs, Reference Materials



Design Concepts, Modelling, Loading, Design Methods and Techniques, Analysis Processes etc.



This workshop will address about the fundamental to ETABS modeling and its generalization that multi-story buildings typically consist of identical or similar floor plans that repeat in the vertical direction.


Highlights & Practical Experiences:-
  • Templates for global-system and local-element modelling
  • Customized section geometry and constitutive behaviour
  • Grouping of frame and shell objects
  • Link assignment for modelling isolators, dampers, and other advanced seismic systems
  • Nonlinear hinge specification
  • Automatic meshing with manual options
  • Editing and assignment features for plan, elevation, and 3D views



2 Days (7 hours each including 1-hour lunch break)


Day 1
Session 1-  (03:30 hrs)

ETABS induction:

  • ETABS Basics
  • Software installation & Algorithm
  • Significance of menus buttons and icons
  • Sample models
  • Sample templates


Session 2- (02:30 hrs)

Modelling process:

  • Geometry creation process
  • Modelling through import methods:
    •  2d import, 3d import, other import techniques,
  • Property assignment
    • Through automation
    • Through the existing templates,
  • Modelling steel
  • Modelling Composite structure


Session Recap

Day 2
Session 1- (03:30 hrs)

Loading and Techniques:


  • Dead, live, wind, earthquake, temperature, notional, live load reduction
  • Releases, supports, diaphragms, all definition parameters
  • Verifying of modelling techniques.


Analysis Process and Techniques:

  • Static analysis
  • Dynamic analysis
  • Second-order p-delta analysis
  • Sequential analysis
  • Time history analysis
  • The significance of each analysis and its use
  • Checking lateral stability.
  • Deflections drifts, torsional irregularities, mass irregularities, stiffness irregularities etc.


Session 2- (02:30 hrs)

Design Methods and Techniques:

  • Design of columns and beams.
  • Methodology & limitations etc.
  • Design of composite columns
  • Design of walls, slabs, foundation & raft
  • Design methodology.


Session Recap
Zonal Round of SkillThon
  • Competition
  • Certificate distribution and acknowledgement



INR 1100 (GST exclusive) Per Participation