Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 7): Designing a concrete pad foundation

Author: The Institution of Structural Engineers

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1 August 2013

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 7): Designing a concrete pad foundation

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Technical Guidance Note (Level 2, No. 7): Designing a concrete pad foundation
Date published

1 August 2013

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

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The Institution of Structural Engineers

The purpose of a pad foundation is to spread a concentrated force into soil. They are one of the most simple and cost effective types of footings for structures. Provided the founding soil is of sufficient strength and is not too deep to reach, pad foundations are the preferred solution for foundations due to the straight forward nature of their design and construction.

This Technical Guidance Note covers the design of concrete pad foundations, both mass and reinforced concrete forms. It will not, however, discuss how the bearing capacity of the soil is determined, as that is explained in Technical Guidance Note 19 (Level 1) Soil bearing capacity. It is suggested that you read that text in conjunction with this, in order to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the topic.

(This article was updated in October 2016 to reflect errata issued since its original publication.)

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