-      Go to https://geotecsoftware.com/buy

   -      Add the product you want to buy to the Cart by clicking on Add to Cart

   -      Once you add the product to the cart, a message on the top will appear to confirm that the product has been added successfully.

   -      Also, the “Proceed to checkout” button will appear on the top of the screen.

   -      You can continue shopping for other products and when you are ready to pay, click on the “Proceed to checkout”.

   -      You will be directed to the checkout screen.

   -      You can log in using your GEOTEC account if you have one or create a new account.

   -      If you are creating a new account, provide all the billing information.

   -      You can pay using PayPal, credit cards, or VISA debits through PayPal (preferred) or using Bank transfer

   -      You can also enter any Coupon you received for further discount if applicable and click add to modify the price based on the Coupon provided.

   -      Click “Finish”

   -      If you chose to pay by Credit Cards or PayPal, you will be redirected to PayPal website to proceed with the payment.

   -      You don’t have to have PayPal account to pay. If you have a PayPal account, you can lo in and pay.

   -      If you don’t have a PayPal account, click on the “Pay with Credit Card or Visa debit”

   -      Continue the payment process as per the PayPal instructions

   -      You will receive an email once you create a new order. Also, after PayPal confirm the success of the payment, you will receive another email to confirm the order. The email may have the activation Keys depend on how the order was processed.

   -      All the information about your order will be available under the “User Control Panel” section.

   -      Under order section, you will find the invoice information.

   -      You can click on the invoice link to print your invoice detail.

   -      Use the download section to download the files required to install the product you ordered.

   -      Use the “Serials” section to get the activation keys required for each product.

Engineering Services

GEOTEC has a team of qualified civil engineering professionals who are specialized in foundation design.

GEOTEC Provides various foundation design related services such as:
- Foundation design
- Independent review of foundation design
- Value engineering

GEOTEC offers you cost-competitive engineering solutions without compromising on quality, accuracy, efficiency or timelines. You can sign up at http://service.geotecsoftware.com and get a free quote by requesting an estimate for your project.

The process of getting the project completed is simple:

-          Create a new client account.

-          Request an estimate by providing a form including all the project information.

-          You will receive an estimate from GEOTEC.

-          Once it is accepted, GEOTEC will create a project and proceed with the assigned tasks.

-          You will be able to review the project progress until it is complete.

-          Once completed, the project material will be deliver to you and the invoice as well.

The following are the screenshots of all the required steps:


Sign up form


Account confirmation message

Sign in form


Client Dashboard


Use Estimate menu to access to Request an Estimate form


Select the main Category for your project


Fill out the request form and upload the appropriate files.


Request confirmation


Later you will receive the estimate for your approval


If accepted GEOTEC will be informed


Once accepted, GEOTEC will create a project with the status “Open”


You can watch the progress of the project



You will also receive invoices as needed



You can pay online using secure PayPal link.


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GEOTEC and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Kany

M Kany

In 1961, the Geotechnical institute LGA Nuremberg in Germany was the first to propose to use computer for settlement calculation. For this purpose, a computer program for computer type ZUSE Z 23 was developed and presented at the German geotechnical conference in Berlin in 1964. In that time, Prof. Kany, who was the head of Geotechnical institute LGA Nuremberg since 1955, developed during his a longtime in LGA computer programs for Geotechnical problems. He was the first one in Germany, who dealt with electronic calculations, namely by the computer "Zuse 4". The computer has accompanied the entire career of Prof. Kany until shortly before his death. He with the collaboration of his friend Prof. Konrad Zuse - the inventor of the computer - can be considered as the founder of the Numerical Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering. After he retired in 1987, he established the firm GEOTEC and developed the series of GEOTEC programs.


In 1994, Prof. Mohamed El Gendy finished his PhD under the supervision of Prof. Kany. Because of his PhD research, he further developed the program ELPLA, which was originally developed by Prof. Kany for analyzing rafts by Modulus of Compressibility method. After that, Dr. Amin El Gendy joined the team during the development of the GEOTEC Office suite.


After the death of Prof. Kany, GEOTEC Software Inc. was incorporated in Canada to continue developing GEOTEC Office suite.


GEOTEC and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Hanisch


In 1981, Dr. Hanisch was involved as authoritative for the work of "GruSiBau" (Safety requirements in construction). Dr. Hanisch was also the chairman of the working committee of piled raft guideline "KPP-Guideline" and together with Rolf Katzenbach and Gerd König published the book:

Kombinierten Pfahl-Plattengründung (Combined piled raft foundation) Jürgen Hanisch, Rolf Katzenbach, Gerd König Ernst & son, 2002


The basic idea for analyzing piled raft by ELPLA originated during a demonstration of the program at the German geotechnical conference "Baugrundtagung 1998" in Stuttgart by Dr. El Gendy through the showroom of Geotechnical institute, Uni. Siegen.

At that time, Dr. Hanisch and  Dr. El Gendy discussed the possibility to develop an iteration method to analyze piled raft by ELPLA for the first time. In the proposed method, settlements of raft nodes with pile heads at the first iteration step are assumed from the load settlement relation of pile according to DIN 4014. Due to this discussion and further corporation and exchange of ideas, the method of El Gendy/ Hanisch/ Kany for analyzing piled raft is published in the German journal "Bautechnik":


Empirische nichtlineare Berechnung von Kombinierten Pfahl-Plattengründungen (KPP) (Empirical nonlinear analysis of piled raft) Mohamed El Gendy, Jürgen Hanisch, Manfred Kany Bautechnik 09/2006; 83(9):604-617.


GEOTEC and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Richard Herrmann

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Richard Herrmann

Since 1994 until now, Prof. Herrmann is the head of Geotechnical Institute at Siegen University in Germany. He was a lecturer and visiting professor at Technical University of Dresden (1990–1999) and dean of the Department of Civil Engineering at Siegen University (2003–2005). He is the author of textbooks and publications in the field of Geotechnical Engineering. Besides, he is a member of DIN - Standards committees and EUROCODE for Geotechnical Engineering.


Prof. Herrmann is the first one, who applied ELPLA for analyzing either raft or piled raft through the supervision on their student researches at Siegen University:

• Cruz, L (1994): Vergleichsuntersuchungen zur Bauwerk-Boden-Wechselwirkung an einer Hochhausgründungsplatte zwischen den nationalen Normen und dem Eurocodes (Comparative studies for soil-structure interaction on a high-rise building raft between the national standards and the Euro codes), Diplomarbeit, Siegen University.

• Hattab, F (2007): Vergleichende Untersuchungen  numerischer Modelle für die Berechnung von Pfahlplattengründungen (Comparative studies of numerical models for analyzing piled raft), Diplomarbeit, Siegen University.


Since 1994 until now, he organizes seminars and workshops for ELPLA at Siegen University. Many developing in ELPLA were the result of his discussions and encourage. He is also the coauthor of the consolidation calculation method in ELPLA: 

• Herrmann R, El Gendy M (2014): A layer equation method for 1-D consolidation under time-dependent reloading, Ain Shams Eng J.


GEOTEC Office Authors:  Prof. M. El Gendy and Dr. A. El Gendy