Become a certified connection design professional

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Online course "Theory and practice of steel connection design"

Comprehensive online training for all structural engineers and detailers involved in connection design. You will master the analysis, design, and code-check of various steel connections.

What will you learn?

  • How to use IDEA StatiCa software from entry to the most advanced level.
  • Design and code-check your welded and bolted steel connections, footings and anchoring of various topologies and loading.
  • Obtain critical information about the connection design and its compliance with the code (AISC, Eurocode, etc.).
  • Understand the design assumptions of IDEA StatiCa and how to interpret them. Get familiar with the Component-based Finite Element Method (“CBFEM”).
  • Optimize connection design topology while keeping the design code-compliant.
  • How IDEA StatiCa works with programs like SAP2000 and ETABS, Tekla Structures, Autodesk Advance Steel, Revit.

Why study IDEA StatiCa Campus courses?

  • Exponentially increase your productivity in connection design.
  • Enhance your credibility in the eyes of colleagues, customers, contractors, and authorities.
  • Get a worldwide applicable IDEA StatiCa user certification which clearly sets you apart.
  • Stand out from the crowd of job applicants with a highly valuable skill for your future employer.

What does the course look like?

Narrated videos

Get the best of more than 10 hours of to-the-point videos narrated by structural engineers for structural engineers. 

Complex PDF handouts

Enjoy the exclusive access to more than 400 pages of tutorials, theoretical background, and steel connection visualizations from IDEA StatiCa. 

Download sample tutorial

Quizzes, assignments

Test your course progress via automated quizzes and milestone assessments. Anytime, you can ask your colleagues or tutors for support or discuss your findings in chat.

Total study time varies between 30-40 hours.


Enhance your professional value with the certificate, issued by IDEA StatiCa, upon completing the course.

What do the participants say about the course?

The course is perfectly structured to get to know the software in a comprehensive way. Very practical exercises and explanations. As a steel detailer with more than 10 years of experience, knowing and learning this software is essential to stay up-to-date and stay competent. It is the present and the future of steel connections.
Luciano Ruben
Luciano Ruben
Civil Engineer/Steel Detailer – RITEWELD ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
The IDEA StatiCa Connection course has helped our company to increase our productivity in connection design. After the course, we are able to analyze, design and check various steel connections efficiently and effectively. Furthermore, the interaction with other students as well as course tutors helps me to broaden my knowledge of steel connections and understand all the features of the software.
Eleni Symoni
Eleni Symoni
Civil Engineer – RC-DC Ltd.
This course is very well organized, where you can find lots of material and explanations about how to operate the software. It's about 400 pages of lectures, and lots of videos of different topics, where you develop your knowledge about IDEA StatiCa and how to understand the software inputs and output. There is a big difference between seeing a simple tutorial on youtube and make this training. I improved a lot with this training and now I can model any connection in different ways also. Just try it! The grading system is not so easy, you should study and think.
Carlos Franca
Carlos Franca
Civil Engineer – STEELBIM
It’s been an enriching experience in a very well organized course and a great chance to learn a state of the art connection software. I totally recommend this course!
Dumitru Candale
Dumitru Candale
Design Engineer – Consolis Engineering Services
The course is very well structured with vast material for study and practical exercises. The evaluation system obliges us to study and apply the content learned in each chapter. I strongly recommend the course. The tutors are incredibly experts and always ready to answer all the questions.
Sérgio Henriques
Sérgio Henriques

Whats next?

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What does it cost?

Full price