Structural Detailer Training

Fundamental Training for Aspiring Steel Detailers

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New for 2021 - Corporate Training Plans

Enrol your employees as students in this course and reduce the time senior staff spend on training. Pass the responsibility to the learner and allow your employees to learn on their own and advance at their own pace. This course will ensure learning happens with a linear model of training incorporating online material, texts, videos and animated presentations. Testing is incorporated at regular intervals to ensure mastery of all materials before the student is allowed to advance. At course conclusion, the outcome will be a Steel Detailer with the required fundamentals.


Pay now and take up to 1-year to enrol your staff.

#Students Discount Cost per Seat Total
1 0% $2,000 $2,000
2 25% $1,500 $3,000
3 32.5% $1,300 $4,050
4 40% $1,200 $4,800
5+ 50% $1,000 $5,000

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If you don’t have time to train juniors yourself, use this comprehensive steel detailing course to do it for you. Targeted at junior steel detailing professionals and based on the AISC text Detailing for Steel Construction, this will introduce the student to steel detailing fundamentals and the basics of structural steel design principles.

Appropriate for either high school or technology school graduates, or simply steel professionals wanting to review steel detailing fundamentals to expand their careers.

Online, self-paced, interactive and runs on any platform from a PC, to a tablet, to a smart phone. The regular testing keeps students engaged and the process of mastery learning ensures learning is achieved.

Developed for the industry by industry experts

Based on AISC standards, this course covers everything from basic shapes and raw materials, to project management, connections, welds, basic detailing conventions, drawings and bills of materials.

Numerous design examples introduce the student to the mathematics involved in being an efficient steel detailer. ASD and LRFD examples are presented and quizzes for the student force them to become familiar with the tables in the Steel Construction Manual.

The course will take approximately 300 hours (give or take), based on the student’s prior experience. Offline reading can be done and pdf’s of the mathematics material are available for download. The student is given 18 months to complete the course. Required AISC texts are: Detailing for Steel Construction (3rd edition) and the Steel Construction Manual (14th edition).

The course is presented in linear fashion. Completion of one section opens up the next. Content has been broken down into its smallest possible parts with regular quizzing so that students have regular feedback and testing on the subjects they just read.

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At the end of the course, students will be familiar with the important concepts involved in the structural steel industry, have a strong grasp of the mathematics behind structural drawings, and be able to create and understand structural steel drawings.

Upon completion of the web-based course, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion.

The course is now being offered at a new price of $2,000 per student. For more information, see the Pricing section of the course information page.

What previous students have said...

Stephen Kinney

General Manager

Capone Iron Corporation

At Capone Iron, we're always looking to advance our team, with Dowco's Detailer Training course we have found a value added, self paced program that we have used to help promote our staff. The remote aspect has become increasingly important in 2020.

John Hastings


Multi-Weld Services

Taking this course has expanded on the limited amount of knowledge that I had about connection details. Explaining the different connections to simply showing the difference in the between the Engineering dimensions and the Detailing dimensions in the Manual. Detailing will be easier now with fractional figures. This course also teaches the role and responsibility of individuals involve with a project which I did not anticipate learning. Thank you I enjoyed the course.

Stacey Bell Hill

Detailer / Special Projects

Bell Steel Company

I have gained knowledge that would have taken me five years to learn as a detailer without training if I had not taken this course. I now feel comfortable navigating the AISC Steel Construction Manual since my understanding of the material has doubled.

Stephen Ross Nichols II

Prefabrication Department

Southeastern Construction and Maintenance

This course was a great way to learn the fundamentals of steel detailing. The depth of the material covered is immense.

Rupal Shah

Structural Steel Detailer

Skanska Koch Inc.

I am pleased with the knowledge gained after taking this course. This material helped me prepared to be more complete on dealing with steel detailing in daily works related issues.