MasterKey: Pile Cap Design

Analysis, design, detailing and scheduling of concrete pile caps. Design to Eurocode, British Standard and SABS


Standalone module, and also Integrates with our Building Design Suite, PowerPad and MasterPort analysis and design suites.

MasterKey: Pile Cap Design provides advanced analysis, design, detailing and scheduling of Pile Caps, with up to 9 piles supporting circular or rectangular columns.

Pile cap design as a part of a 3d multi story building

Used in conjunction with Building Design Suite, MasterKey: Pile Cap Design allows you to interactively design the pile caps by integrating directly with the 3D structural model. In integrated mode, all of the geometry properties and forces are seamlessly transferred from the analysis model giving you maximum speed, economy, and accuracy as well as the flexibility of design.

Integrated pile cap analysis and design in MasterFrame

Design of bi-axially loaded, eccentric pile caps to EuroCode or British Standard.

  • Design pile caps based on Bending Theory or using the Strut & Tie Analogy Method
  • Scheduling to BS 4466, BS 8666 or SABS 82 using the built in MasterRC Scheduler
  • Follows the conventions established by Whittle and Beattie (Concrete, 1972)
  • Any steel outside the 3 diameter bands is ignored in design
  • Deep beams accurately designed using Deep Beam Theory
  • The Strut & Tie analogy considers concrete compression
  • Switch between design codes to compare results
  • Design to EuroCode 2, BS 8110 & SABS 0100
  • Enhanced shear stress capacity
  • Full details as DXF oputput
  • Bi-Axial applied Moments
  • Eccentric Columns
  • 1 to 9 pile caps

MasterRC Pile Cap Design gives you numerous output methods

  1. Schedule printed to Printer: View PDF (page 12)
  2. Design Results printed to Printer: View PDF
  3. Details printed to Printer: View PDF
  4. Sample DXF export: View PDF

Stand Alone Product

Available as a Standalone

Part of Building Design Suite

Available as a Building Design Suite Design Add-on

Included in PowerPad

Pile number limited version included in PowerPad

Integrated Product

Integrates with MasterFrame and Building Design Suite