Master the design of Shallow and Deep Foundations

5 hours of practical learning content with 24x7 instructor support, 28-days access to a license of S-FOUNDATION on your laptop, certificate from S-FRAME (an Altair company)

You will learn to design, analyze and detail foundations with S-FOUNDATION, the most customizable and automated foundation software in the market. See how S-FOUNDATION automatically generates and manages the underlying structural FEA model as you create the foundations. Analyze with a linear or non-linear analysis, followed by a design-code assessment to produce detailed engineering reports. Customize and automate any part of the process while maintaining complete control over geometry, material, reinforcing, and loading.
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For Working Professionals

Indian pricing (including 18% GST)

₹INR 43,658
Monthly EMI from ₹ 2,096.14

International pricing
$USD 499

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5 Hours of Foundation Design:
Basic to Advanced Applications

✓ 28 days license access: S-FOUNDATION Expert License

60 Days Access to Recording
Certificate Included
Instructor Support via Mobile, Email & Zoom
Networking opportunities through our closed group forum

For University Students

Indian pricing (including 18% GST)

₹INR 17,699
Monthly EMI from ₹ 1,019.74

International pricing 
$USD 199

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5 Hours of Foundation Design:
Basic to Advanced Applications

✓ 28 days license access: S-FOUNDATION Expert License

60 Days Access to Recording
Certificate Included
Instructor Support via Mobile, Email & Zoom
Networking opportunities through our closed group forum

Are you a University Professor?

₹INR 17,699  FREE

✓ University Classroom Training
✓ Flexible Course Schedule
✓ Custom Training Content as per request

Skills you will develop

  • Mastering Basic and Advanced workflows in S-FOUNDATION

    How to use S-FOUNDATION software from beginner to the advance level. Creation of various footings, definition of load cases and combinations, analysis and checking of design results, various import options to import support and loading data.

  • Basic and Advanced Modelling. Model Virtually any foundation.

    Learn how to model virtually any foundation including isolated footings, combined footings, continuous footings, wall footings, strap footings, and mat foundations. Foundations can include pedestals, walls, piles, steps, holes, and areas of increased or decreased thickness.

  • Quick and Easy Footing Creation

    With easy to use graphical tools you can define a footing component database to efficiently model footings.

  • Automation and Customization

    Customizable Design Wizards: S-FOUNDATION includes design wizards to help design foundations according to your custom constraints. Wizards use the S-FRAME OpenAPI, are open source and fully customizable to meet your design requirements. Customizable Modeling Wizards: Included modeling wizards in the foundation software provide a starting point for modeling your standalone model and allow further customization to meet user needs.

  • Automatic Finite Element Model Generation

    The underlying finite element mesh is automatically and quickly generated using the same industry-leading mesh algorithms used in S-FRAME. Mesh constraints are fully adjustable by the user. Update your model and watch the algorithms redefine a new mesh using your constraints.

  • S-FOUNDATION Analysis

    Soil Supports: Nonlinear zero tension soil springs automatically generated on foundation joints considering the assigned soil properties. View and verify spring stiffness, pile head fixities, and tip support conditions to match desired analysis parameters. Soil Pressure and Uplift Analysis: Visualize soil pressure contours to identify areas of uplift and run an uplift code check. Rigid Zones: Rigid zones automatically created under pedestal footprints and walls using rigid links, to avoid load concentration and ensure loading pressure is transferred to the pad realistically. Strip Lines: S-FOUNDATION automatically generates strip integration lines, with exclusion areas, based on code requirements and pedestal locations..

  • Design according to any of the available codes

    CSA A23.3-04 ACI 318 – 11 Eurocode 2 EN 1992-1-1:2004 Default and UK Annex

  • Performance Assessments

    One way and punching shear, Flexure, Bending Plus Axial, Axial Forces and Deflections, Pile Lateral Deflections, multiple geotechnical checks and intermediate calculations, multiple structural checks and intermediate calculations

  • Geotechnical Calculations

    Soil Bearing, Soil Settlement, Overturning, Contact Loss (Uplift), Bearing at Support, and Horizontal Sliding

  • Material Quantities

    Produce Rebar Cut Lengths, Rebar Total Lengths, Concrete Volumes, Rebar and Concrete Weights, and Rebar and Concrete Costs

  • Foundation Design

    Design using the rigid or flexible (FEA) method. S-FOUNDATION’s analysis, design and detailing capabilities are built on the proven and trusted S-CONCRETE and S-FRAME FEA solver and design engines. Automated Design Wizards optimize foundations quickly and efficiently.

  • Understanding S-FOUNDATION Analysis and Design Results

    View code check results to any desired level of detail – including intermediate calculations, formulas and code clauses. Filter results on multiple criteria to pinpoint areas of interest. Advanced 3D model visualization, comprehensive and customizable reports in PDF or Excel™ format.

Course curriculum

5 hours of the most industry relevant content, applications and practices.

    1. 2.Modeling of shallow foundations

    2. 3.Modeling of deep foundations

    3. 4.Grid systems definition

    4. 5.Model organization

    1. 6.Footings with irregular configuration

    1. 7.Database and Objects management in S-Foundation

    1. 8.Define load cases and load combinations

    1. 9.Code checking - Rigid approach

    2. 10.Code checking – Flexible approach

    3. 11.Defining Surcharge loads

About this course

  • $500.00
  • 21 lessons
  • 4.5 hours of video content

Course Overview

What will my learning journey look like ?

  • Narrated Videos

    Become an expert with on-demand access to 5 hours of learning content.

  • Get a free full version S-FOUNDATION trial license

    Complimentary 28 days S-FOUNDATION license to practice the designs you learn at your own pace.

  • Certificate + Online Community Access

    Get a certificate of completion and join like-minded aspiring design engineers for discussion in our closed group forum. Unlock opportunities together.

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Senior Application Engineer @ S-Frame Software Inc., Canada. Matthew Sauer

Matthew is a Senior Application Engineer at S-FRAME Software in Vancouver, Canada, and is responsible for technical support, technical training, and product management. "My goal is to help Structural Engineers around the world become more proficient in Structural Modeling, Analysis, and Design.”

Why take S-FOUNDATION training ?

The training is intended to teach all basic and advanced features of S-Foundation Software for the analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations.

  • Avoid mistakes and know "DOs" and "DON'Ts" of using S-FOUNDATION for Foundation design.

  • Exponentially increase your productivity in foundation design.

  • Opportunity for students to network with design professionals to open up new opportunities together.

  • Enhance your credibility in the eyes of colleagues customers, contractors, and authorities.

  • Get a globally recognised user certification from S-FRAME which clearly sets you apart.

  • Stand out from the crowd of job applicants with highly valuable skill for your future employer.

Watch Intro Video

Deep Foundations with S-FOUNDATION

Modeling a Pile Foundation

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Shallow Foundations with S-FOUNDATION

Design an Isolated Footing

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