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Read Concrete Structural Drawings

  • Suitable for: Builders, Site Managers/Engineers, Project Managers/Engineers, Junior Design Engineers, etc.
  • Chosen by: Tier 1-2 builders including Lendlease, Laing O'Rourke, Hansen Yuncken, Watpac, Probuild, Buildcorp.
  • Length: Total 1.5 hours
  • Access: 6 months access on mobile & PC

Master reading concrete strucructural drawings within just 2 hours



This course is great for beginners such as junior design engineers working in design consultancies or site engineers working in construction companies. If you have just joined in the construction industry but experiences some difficulties reading concrete structural drawings so would like to know how the structural drawings look like and how it can be read and interpreted on the construction site, this course will definitely help you manage your job with confidence. In this course, we will cover:

  • Read slab concrete profile and fully visualize the complicated cross sections
  • Read reinforcement drawing and extract the critical information
  • Read post tensioned slab drawing and understand what need to be checked
  • Read Precast shop drawing and comprehend the technical terms
  • Read column and wall schedule drawing

If you are not even familiar with some jargons above, that’s fine. Our course instructor (A senior design engineer who have ample experiences and knowledge) will explain everything from basic stuff in detail.

Since 2017, we’ve delivered our courses to a wide range of members of the construction industry. The course participants included construction managers, operation managers, site managers, project managers, design managers, site supervisors, project engineers, site engineers, foremen, contract administrators, project coordinators etc.


This course strengthens capabilities by giving you the confidence and competence to successfully read and interpret concrete structural drawings in for future projects.

  • What does solid and dashed line mean in a concrete profile?
  • What is a beam, upturn beam, step, fold, pour strip, prop, set down, recess?
  • What does bar layering mean in a reinforcement drawing?
  • How to read the amount and spacing of reinforcement in a plan?
  • What is a dead end, stressing end and pan end for a PT tendon?
  • What is PT drapes and which drapes need to be checked?
  • What is precast trimmers, lifting points, strong back?
  • What is precast ferrule, block out, bend out bar connection?
  • What is column schedule and where to extract the lap length for column bars?


Sometimes you may have questions even after the course, we understand. During your course access period, you can ask any questions in our expert forum. Our instructor will answer your question within 3 working days.


Our courses have been developed in close collaboration with reputable industry professionals. Our courses are thoroughly reviewed and quality assured by many senior quality directors/managers from major builders.



All our courses have been rated very highly by the participants, the average rating score being 96%.

  • “Extremely informative, in depth, lots of information on the subject”
    – John, site engineer
  • “Good course content and explanation”
    – Adina, project engineer
  • “It contained very useful information. Was very relevant to what we see day to day and addresses issues commonly seen on site”
    – Eugene, construction manager
  • “Good course, good content, useful for what we do and well presented”
    – Bill, site supervisor
  • “Information was excellent and very descriptive”
    – Jason, contracts administrator


This course is deliverable at request as a corporate workshop or an interactive webinar as well.
Please send us an email (admin@teletraining.com.au), and we will attend to your request.

About Instructor

Aaron Jamalzadeh

Aaron is the Founder and Managing Director of TeleTraining, a company that develops and delivers interactive and engaging training courses for the construction industry in Australia. Aaron is highly experienced as a Structural Engineer and Educator in the construction industry. He graduated with a Masters in Structural Engineering from UNSW and has 10 years of professional experience as a structural engineer, designing for industry leaders including Westfield and Meriton. Aaron also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and has been a valued guest lecturer and tutor for major tertiary institutions including UNSW, The University of Sydney, UTS and TAFE.

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Course Includes

  • 11 Lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • 1.5 CPD Points

Ratings and Reviews

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6 Ratings
What's your experience? We'd love to know!
Zac Bird
Posted 1 year ago

Informative for a wide range of application

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Husam Murshed
Posted 2 years ago

A good simple course that briefly explains whats happening in the construction world in general. Thanks for spending the time Aaron.

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Kadriye Arslan
Posted 2 years ago
presented clearly and concisely

Every aspect of structural plan is thoroughly described, and the themes are incredibly informative, with actual construction site examples.

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Sam Rad
Posted 3 years ago
Very practical and simply explained

It is well explained and covers how to read a complicated slab profile and sections, steel drawings general notes and part plan and precast shop drawings are also well covered.

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Matthew B.
Posted 3 years ago
It helped me a lot

Definitely recommend to ppl working in construction site who need to know basic things about how to read drawing.

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Max K.
Posted 4 years ago
Really great course, helped me a lot

It was a good coverage of slab concrete profile and complicated sections, general notes used in steel drawings, Post tensioning plans were well explained and precast walls and column schedules drawings was also covered in a very simple way but yet engineering.

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