STAAD Foundation Advanced is a comprehensive foundation design program that offers the ability to model complex or simple footings, including those specific to Plant facilities such as octagonal footings supporting vertical vessels, strap beam foundations supporting horizontal vessels, ring foundations supporting tank structures, and drilled or driven pier foundations.
Common foundations such as isolated footings, combined footings, strip footings, pile caps, and mat foundations can also be designed for larger structures or using parametric wizards. It provides a streamlined workflow through its integration with STAAD.Pro and can also be used as a stand-alone program.
Efficient design and documentation is realized through its plant-specific design tools, multiple design codes with U.S. and metric bar sizes, design optimization, and automatic drawing generation. The plant-specific tools include vertical vessel foundations (octagonal and square shape supported on soil or on piles), and heat exchanger foundations (combined, two isolated and two isolated with a grade beam), tank ringwall foundations, and driven or drilled pier foundations.
Powerful modeling includes a physical modeling system, a toolkit mode, automatic pile arrangement, and FEM, which allows complex or simple layouts. The foundation toolkit mode was introduced to address the needs of special footing types like drilled pier and dead man anchor guy foundations.
Productivity is increased through the ability to utilize the structural model with the foundation model through the integration with STAAD.Pro. Changes made in the STAAD.Pro model are tracked and can be merged automatically with the foundation model. View the integrated video.
STAAD Foundation Advanced is the structural engineers’ choice for foundation design of virtually any type.
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“With rough economic times, our company needs to be more efficient and competitive. With the help of STAAD Foundation, we are able to save 50 percent in design time, without sacrificing quality, on almost all of our projects.”
-Rahi Movassagh, Structural Engineer, IQA Solutions