Using Excel is very helpful in any engineering industry because of its possibilities to make automated calculations, arranging big amounts of data, providing crucial analysis information with the help of conditional formatting and/or automated charts and graphs. This computer program is very important and wide used in structural engineering. An average structure contains numerous structural members. With each member, there exist various checks which are essential for implementation; flexure, bending, torsion, axial, etc.
Here are several examples of the wide use of Excel and there is a link that would help you more.