ASDIP FOUNDATION is a structural software that includes the design of spread, strap, combined, and wall footings in addition to pile caps. Now ASDIP FOUNDATION complies with the Canadian concrete code CSA A23.3-19. Following is a brief discussion of the implementation of this new feature in the software.
CSA A23.3-19 has been implemented
To specify the design code, go to Design > Design Criteria > Codes. In addition to the ACI 318, now ASDIP FOUNDATION includes CSA A23.3-19 as an option for both the concrete code and the load combinations. Select this option and the design will fully comply with the CSA A23.3-19 provisions.
Even when CSA A23.3 has its own set of load combinations, you can specify your own load factors, or specify the ASCE 7 combinations if desired. This offers a great flexibility in the design capabilities of the software.
Exposed formulas with references
The Detailed tab shows a step-by-step set of detailed calculations, which include exposed formulas and references to the code. This information is very useful for a granular check of the calculations, both during the design process, and when the project is submitted for check approval.
The new CSA A23.3 provisions include bending, one-way shear, punching shear, load transfer, and column design, as shown below.
Now ASDIP FOUNDATION fully complies with the Canadian concrete code CSA A23.3-19. This new feature affects the design of spread, strap, combined, and wall footings. The provisions include bending, one-way shear, punching shear, and load transfer design.
For our collection of blog posts about footing design please visit Footing Design.
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Javier Encinas, PE
ASDIP Structural Software