Powerful Graphical Modeling Environment

Whether you are designing mat slabs or retaining walls, RISAFoundation gives you a comprehensive set of modeling tools to create foundation elements with virtually any shape or configuration.

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State-of-the-Art Mesh Generation & Analysis Capabilities

Robust mesh generation along with analysis features such as multithreaded solutions, thick plate formulation and automatic soil spring stiffness calculation allow RISAFoundation to provide high quality results without compromising solution time.

Comprehensive Rebar Design & Detailing

RISAFoundation gives you the freedom to design slabs, footings, beams and retaining walls for all required code provisions while also providing detailed graphical and report based output, allowing for easy verification and creation of details and schedules.

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RISAFoundation’s powerful graphical modeling environment allows for the simple creation of a wide variety of foundation elements. Model mat slabs, grade beams, pile caps, retaining walls and spread footings in a single model. Utilize comprehensive CAD-like graphical drawing/editing capabilities to draw and modify in model view or leverage robust spreadsheet input to create and edit elements with ease.

  • Spreadsheet Editing
  • Variable Soil Properties
  • Selection Tools
  • Circular Tank Template
  • Thickened Slabs/Openings
  • DXF Import

Graphically apply loads, including point loads and tapered area loads anywhere in a model. Leverage interactive spreadsheets to input or modify several loads at the same time. Automatically generate or create your own custom load combinations with the click of a button. Include soil overburden and additional passive soil resistance when designing slabs and retaining walls.

  • Point loads
  • Point Moments and Line Loads
  • Uniform/Tapered Area Loads
  • Nested Load Combinations

RISAFoundation uses state-of-the-art finite element mesh auto generation for analysis of even the most complex subgrade elements. Automatically calculated soil spring stiffness based on soil subgrade modulus and slab tributary area to give realistic results. Utilize multi-core solver to incorporate cracked section properties and RISA results.

  • Soil Spring Stiffness
  • Auto Finite Element Mesh

Enhanced Seismicity

Transfer Response Spectra Analysis reactions from RISA-3D.


Assign default or multiple soil properties in a single model.

Multicore Solver

Improve the solution time of your model by using multiple cpu cores available.

Easily complete comprehensive design and optimization (including reinforcement) for mat slabs, grade beams, spread footings, wall footings, retaining walls and pile caps. Create member/slab design rules the govern required reinforcement.

  • Design Strips
  • Pile Design
  • Retaining Wall Module

Establish strips/cuts on mat slabs to easily design rebar. Design walls and pedestals on mat slabs or spread footings. Use RISAFoundation to design steel, wood and concrete piles for axial load.

Users can report results graphically with color contouring of the slab, also using line cut tools showing the distribution of moments and shears in the slab at any location, in any direction, simply by drawing a line. Additional result information is available in corresponding spreadsheets, where users can sort, filter and print only what they need. Review and print comprehensive detailed reports of spread footings, retaining walls and grade beams, including expandable force diagrams and design calculations. Includes rebar detailing for slab and beam design and export reinforcement plans and details to dxf.

  • Spreadsheet results
  • DXF export
  • Deflection & Animation
  • Rebar Schedules
  • Contour Plots
  • Detailed Reports

RISAFoundation is a complete foundation solution and operates independently or fully integrated with RISA-3D and RISAFloor. All reactions are automatically imported from the superstructure model into RISAFoundation for design and detailing of the complete foundation system. With design complete, view RISAFoundation elements in an integrated RISA-3D model.

  • Load tracking between all RISA products
  • Inclusion of model geometry, loading and reactions within Revit Integration

Your One-Stop Shop for Foundation Design

A fully integrated, foundation optimization tool with unparalleled ease of use, flexibility and design capabilities. It's foundation design the way it should be.

All-in-one Foundation Design

Model, solve and optimize a wide range of foundation systems, including mats, grade beams, spread footings, wall footings, combined footings, pile caps and retaining walls

Practical Results Regardless of Foundation Type

Utilization of state-of-the-art finite element mesh generation, thick plate formulation and automatic soil spring stiffness gives engineers access to reliable and realistic results.

Full Integration with RISA-3D and RISAFloor

Load transfer from the superstructure model is synchronized, allowing for an unparalleled workflow that virtually eliminates coordination issues.

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