Isolated footings (also known as Pad or Spread footings) are commonly used for shallow foundations in order to carry and spread concentrated loads, caused for example by columns or pillars. Isolated footings can consist either of reinforced or non-reinforced material. For the non-reinforced footing however, the height of the footing has to be bigger in order to provide the necessary spreading of load.
The basic program for design and analysis of isolated footings is GEO5 Spread Footing. It is able to design the entire footing and to compute settlement, rotation and bearing capacity of the footing. Also, it determines the required longitudinal and shear reinforcement (punching).