ETABS or SAFE for Foundation Design

There are different types of foundations for building structures. The type of foundation you choose for your building project will depend on a number of factors, the main ones being the type of soil, the weight and height of the planned structure, any construction restrictions in place, and so on. Other important considerations include the climate and the water table (a shallow water table can make excavating difficult).

The purpose of this blog is not to discuss when to choose these foundations, but rather the method that is more feasible for their design. Many engineers think that CSI SAFE is a software that can analyze and design every type of foundation, when this is not the case. Similarly