Rectangular and Strip Reinforced Concrete Footing

The program FUNDA for foundations and the program BEST for column design of RIB are proven basic applications in our office. In addition to the well-known good quality of the results, the new operation and the clear and designable printout are convincing. We are glad to use the effective load transfer from BESTf or foundations. We have been using BEST successfully for more than 30 years and have accompanied the development with pleasure.

Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Jenisch, Lauterbach


New features of FUNDA

  • Output of results using RTreport with preview function and with different software upgrades
  • Update of the material database
  • Option to display a short result list or a detailed result list
  • Design and output for regular and extraordinary combinations
  • Extension of the sleeve design with specifications for recommended or required embedment depths
  • Extension for the import of support loads with functions for replacing, adding and actualising the load components
  • Extension of combination generation for stability analyses considering a combined or separate effect of the individual load case components
  • Versatile extension of the geostatic analyses
  • Verification of the base pressure with the calculation of the admissible base resistance according to DIN 1054
  • Interactive optimisation of foundation dimensions in real time
  • Revised load transfer from BEST, HOST and STUR, if necessary with direct transfer of the combinations of stability from BEST or HOST
  • Load input in table format
  • Extensive combination options (automatic, user-defined)
  • Output of the reinforcement also with upper reinforcement and, if necessary, with sketch and specification of the additional longitudinal reinforcement resulting from punching shear check
  • Output of the self-weight divided into parts for slab, sleeve / base and soil
  • Free configuration of result output with many new features, e.g. filtering functions for tables
  • Latest generation of Eurocodes standards and operation under Windows®10



  • Modern interface with ribbon, quick access toolbar & property tables with an overview at a glance
  • Extension of FUNDA for the design of strip foundations
  • Independent language setting DE, UK & CZ for the input and output lists
  • Extended load transfer from BEST / HOST & STUR software
  • Automatic load combination and generation of design sections
  • Input of line loads
  • Soil mechanics analysis and determination of soil pressures with double eccentricity according to DIN 1054, or EN 1997-1 with national annexes for DE, AT & SK/CZ
  • Punching shear check for circular and rectangular connected supports according to DIN 1045, DIN 1045-1 or EN 1992-1 with national annexes for DE, AT, SK/CZ and UK for different slab geometries
  • Reinforced concrete design according to DIN 1045, DIN 1045-1 or EN 1992-1 with national annexes for DE, AT, SK/CZ and UK for single load cases and load combinations
  • The design according to old standards supports "existing constructions"
  • Specification of different water horizons and soil layers
  • Input of the load directly at the support connection as well as any point or as surface load on the slab with transfer of support loads
  • Option for extension to block and sleeve foundations as well as for circular and polygonal foundations
  • Determination of the reference line position for an open gap and verification of bearing capacity and sliding stability


RTfooting is a versatile structural engineering programme which provides the following advantages:

  • modern user environment with ribbon bar, quick acces bar and property grids for an overview at one glance
  • rc-design according to old design codes for the refurbishment of structures
  • fast and efficient familiarisation with the help of online support and manual
  • graphics with sensitive elements and chain dimensioning as well as immediate indication of all modifications
  • clear control program, program configuration and selection of localization
  • usage of templates

RTfooting is a thoroughly proved foundation program which can be applied both for the solution of standard tasks and for particular problems in foundation design.


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