PRI is standing to support you with designing of foundations to the structure you make. We are experienced to designing and detailing of foundation in very poor soils with high level of underground water. Therefore we know how to make strong underground of your structure. We do design for single, combined, mat foundations, pile, pedestal, pit, container, sump, reserviour, sea water intake and everything which shall be made under ground. We do also inspection to construction of concrete foundations.


Design of a building foundation is a highly specialized part of all structure designs. Procedure for foundation design include:

– Determine the location of foundation and types of loads.

– Estimation of allowable bearing pressure of soil based on soil investigation report

– Decision about depth and type of foundation

– Calculate and analysis of foundation area

– Determine vertical stresses

– Calculate Settlement

– Preparation of 3D models, drawings, and reports


Permanent Consulting Engineers has extensive competence in designing and detailing of different foundation such as single-, combined- and mat foundations, pile, pedestal, pit, container, sump, reservoir, sea water intake as well as foundation in very poor soils with high level of underground water.

Here are some codes and standards that we use in design of foundations:

– EN 1997 Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design

– EN 1998 Eurocode 8: Design of structures for earthquake resistance

– EN 1992 Eurocode 2: Design of concrete structures

– American Concrete Institute (ACI)

– ACI 318- 2011- Building code requirements for structural concrete

– BS8110- part1- Structural use of concrete –code of practice for design and construction

– SP- 16-1980 – Design Aid for Reinforced concrete to IS456-1978

– SP- 34-1987 – Handbook on concrete reinforcement and detailing.


Permanent Consulting Engineers participate in all phases of the project, from idea and basic design to detailing, oversight and execution.

We use the latest digital tools such as REVIT and Tekla for 3D modelling of foundation, ETABS and SAP2000 for FEM analysis, and AutoCAD for drawings. Therefore, we provide a full package of services, including design basis, drawings, detailing, bar-bending schedules, and 3D models.