STAAD.Foundation is a standalone or integrated foundation solution for simple and complex foundation problems. STAAD.Foundation integrates all common footing designs including spread (isolated) footings, pile cap arrangement and design, octagonal footings and mat foundations.

Currently, STAAD.Foundation supports three concrete codes: ACI-2005, BS 8110 and IS-456-2000. These foundations can be on soil or piles. Load types can be predetermined or user-defined with a customizable automatic load combination generator. Wind and zip code based seismic loads can also be generated through a simple wizard-based input.

STAAD.Foundation can calculate footing plan dimension and thickness automatically. It designs for one way shear, punching shear, pile punching shear and corner pile check. It calculates reinforcement along both axes (X and Z) and both faces (top and bottom).

With its powerful 3D graphics, engineers can quickly identify and investigate displaced shapes, stress contour, soil pressure and reinforcement layout.

Feature List

  • Intuitive user-friendly graphical user interface; the workflow is categorized and arranged to flow from top to bottom.
  • Complete foundation project environment which includes isolated, combined, strip, pile, cap, octagonal footing and mat foundations; it connects all the modules through a global layer.
  • Tabbed view, navigator tree and floating toolbar.
  • Modeling wizard for rectangular mat foundation.
  • Physical mat foundation modeling environment saves time and reduces errors.
  • Physical loading like point load on space, quadrilateral load, circular load, or line load allows user to simulate thank loading and wall loading.
  • STAAD.Foundation is seamlessly integrated with STAAD.Pro to import loadings, reactions, column positions. Users can even import any set of analyzed plates to design; program tracks changes made in STAAD.Pro model and can merge the changes with STAAD.Foundation file.
  • Powerful OpenGL-based graphics help visualize output like displacements, stress on displaced shape, combined beam stress, and entities like plates and beams in 3D for a realistic rendered view.
  • Automatic transfer of load from top of the pedestal to the base of the footing.
  • Automatic pile arrangement.
  • Automatic mesh generation considering holes, control regions and column lines; option for both triangular and quadrilateral plates.
  • Physical beam.


Potential Users


  • Structural Engineers
  • Consulting Engineers
  • Engineering Consultants

Firm Types

  • Structural engineering firms
  • Structural consultants
  • Multi-disicpline E/A and A/E
  • Departments in construction companies, owner/operators, and government agencies
  • Offshore platform design firms