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can you tell me the step by step of the procedure about the construction of the pad foundation?

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Dear Aishah

1- Identify the soil properties like subgrade modulus and allowable capacity
2- you should model the foundation
3- apply the loadings on foundation
4- Analyse the foundation
5- calculate the load combinations acoording to your local code of practice
6- check the soil stresses and deflections
7- retune the foundation geometry according to results of (5)
8- Design the foundation section according to maximum shears and moments.
usually you must check the punching effect around the columns for thickness of the foundation .

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beh

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