Software for Precast/Prestressed Concrete Design

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  • Full Support

    Support is included for both AASHTO LRFD and Standard Specs. Instantly, you can switch between them to see just where the differences between them really are.

  • True 3D Visualization

    Powerful OpenGL graphics provide a perspective that numbers alone cannot. View your designs in 3D to ensure they are correct and constructible.

  • Save Time and Money

    Designed and developed by Engineers that understand the need for easy-to-use, reliable, high-performance software so you can stay focused on design and production.

  • Easy to Use

    Built from an Engineer's perspective resulting in a straightforward, intuitive interface that helps you get up to speed quickly and efficiently.

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Eriksson Beam

A Better Way to Design Precast/Prestressed Beams

Eriksson Beam Demo

Key Features

  • Support for ACI 318 (-05 thru -18) and PCI Design Handbook (7th & 8th editions)
  • Same advanced input/output paradigm as Eriksson Wall
  • Supports standard shapes: double tees, inverted tees, spandrels and hollow core slabs
  • Asymmetrically-loaded sections, such as stadium risers
  • Polygon editor included for general cross sections
  • Non-composite and composite sections
  • Prestressing strand, mild rebar, and/or mesh
  • Strand patters can be draped or straight with debonding
  • Start and stop reinforcement anywhere
  • Specify holes in both webs and decks, as well as solid zones in hollow core
  • Advanced analysis options include cracked section, strain compatibility, concrete stress-strain curves, biaxial bending, slender spandrel
  • Comprehensive output: complete intermediate calculations and details of all analysis results
  • Concise output: Performance Summary + Design Summary
  • 3D visualizer: Accurate, flexible 3D rendering of all design details plus export capabilities

Eriksson Beam allows the engineer to quickly analyze and design precast/prestressed concrete beams in accordance with ACI 318-. All types of horizontal precast members can be designed, including double tees, inverted tees, spandrels and hollow core slabs. Also included are sections that require a principal axis analysis, such as stadium risers. Reinforcement can be any combination of prestressing strand, rebar, and mesh. Multiple holes in both beam webs and decks can be modelled. A general purpose polygon editor is included for the design of unusual cross sections. Beam’s fast and accurate computational engine includes many advanced features, such as cracked sections, strain compatibility, concrete stress-strain curves, biaxial bending, slender spandrels, and more. Output consists of a mix of text and graphs, allowing the user to quickly converge on a workable design. The one-page Performance Summary, along with the one-page Reinforcement Sketch can be used as a concise submittal package. A 3D model is generated as a visualization tool to confirm your design.

Eriksson Wall

A Better Way to Design Precast Wall Panels

Eriksson Wall Demo

Key Features

  • Supports solid and insulated walls
  • Overlapping holes and reveals are permitted to create any shape
  • Prestress, mild reinforcement and WWR
  • Single or stacked panels
  • P-Delta and cracked section analyses
  • Stripping and handling checks
  • Dynamic 2D sketches and 3D rendering
  • Graphical results
  • Production information summary
  • User-friendly input and output
  • Technical support provided by structural engineers
Take a guided tour through Eriksson Wall. This 30-minute recorded webinar will give you an overview of the program architecture, walk you through the input, and explain the output options.

Eriksson Wall allows the engineer to quickly analyze and design load-bearing solid or insulated precast concrete wall panels and tied columns. The user can analyze a single panel or multiple, stacked panels. Joint restraints can be either pins or springs. Multiple sketches and 3D views that are updated in real time combine to assist the user in visualizing the panel and eliminate input errors. Input and output are separated into panes that eliminate the need to navigate dialog boxes. Input panes display onscreen as they do in reports to make navigation even easier. Output is shown graphically, allowing the user to rapidly converge on an acceptable reinforcement pattern. The one-page Performance Summary presents a dashboard view of the design for quick review, and a reinforcement sketch is provided for conveying all useful design information to production.

Eriksson Pipe

Pipe Culvert Analysis and Reinforcement Design

IMPORTANT: All users of PIPECAR should transition over to Eriksson Pipe as all known issues in PIPECAR have been corrected in Eriksson Pipe, and calculations have been brought into conformance with the 7th Edition of the AASHTO LRFD Specs.

Key Features

  • Uses Direct Design to analyze concrete pipe
  • Supports LRFD 4th Edition through the 7th Edition (and beyond)
  • Either Heger or Radial soil pressure distributions can be used
  • Optional shear steel
  • Modern Windows interface with support for XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • Familiar to users that have experience with PipeCar
  • Multiple reinforcing cage configurations

ACPA members receive a 25% off the initial license fee. Contact us for the discount code.

Eriksson Pipe is a computer program that performs the structural analysis and design of circular and horizontal elliptical reinforced concrete pipe. Internal dimensions of pipe culverts are sized based on hydraulic or other service requirements and are then structurally designed to support the weight of earth, live, or other loads that are imposed on them. Eriksson Pipe provides the structural analysis and reinforcing design. This method of design allows the user to obtain reinforcing steel areas for user-specified pipe geometry, material properties and loading data.

Eriksson Pipe completes the structural analysis and design of pipe sections by the following steps:

  • Compute loads on the structure.
  • Apply the calculated load to the structure through an assumed pressure distribution.
  • Complete a structural analysis.
  • Design reinforcing to carry the resulting moments thrusts and shears.

Eriksson Pipe is intended to be a design tool for the practicing engineer. For routine designs the engineer may input as little information as the diameter, wall thickness, depth of fill, and method of load application and then utilize a default file to generate the remainder of the input. For non-standard designs the engineer can override the default input parameter and use all the input menus to address the special conditions of his project. The user may quickly evaluate the effects of varying any of the input parameters to select the optimum design for a particular set of conditions. Because of its flexibility, Eriksson Pipe is intended for use by engineers. Many of the input values require knowledge of design specifications with which the user must be familiar.

Eriksson Pipe supersedes and replaces PIPECAR.


Key Features

  • Precast or CIP
  • 1 to 4 cells
  • 4-sided or 3-sided culverts
  • AASHTO LRFD or Std Specs
  • Rebar or WWF (mesh)
  • Optional shear steel
  • User-definable truck library
  • Auto variable fill depths
  • Load ratings (LRFR or LFD)

ETCulvert is a high-performance Windows-based program that seamlessly combines the functionality of a state-of-the-art structural analysis engine with both fully-automatic design and analysis capabilities. Integration of the critical design tasks into one system means you get superior productivity and flexibility and improved quality control.

Precast or CIP 4-sided, 3-sided, and V-bottom culverts can be handled. In auto design mode, ETCulvert quickly analyzes and designs wall thicknesses and reinforcement sizes and spacing. Reinforcement can be rebar or WWF (mesh). For rebar, a comprehensive reinforcement schedule is produced, complete with all bar dimensions and bends. Both AASHTO Standard and LRFD/LRFR Specifications are supported.

The highly-graphical user interface provides multiple views to render the design and present the results. Complete details of the design are provided, along with detailed calculations. Powerful graphics show all rebar rendered in true 3D. Sophisticated live load capabilities include a user-customizable truck library.


Prestressed concrete bridge girder design in accordance with AASHTO specs.

Key Features

  • Continuous, multi-span structures
  • Time-dependent restraint moments
  • Design & permit vehicles
  • Section, truck & rebar libraries
  • Section properties generation

PSBeam is a high-performance Windows-based program for the design and analysis of simple-span or continuous precast, pretensioned or post-tensioned precast concrete bridge girders. PSBeam is professional grade software. It’s the tool of choice for professional engineers who demand results. They know they can count on PSBeam’s rock-solid reliability to deliver the results they need. Support is included for both AASHTO LRFD and Standard Specs. Instantly, you can switch between them to see just where the differences between them really are. There's no better way to learn LRFD! PSBeam sets a new standard for plant-cast prestressed bridge girder design. Now you can extend spans by segmenting girders and including post-tensioning--all within PSBeam.


Bridge Pier, Bent and Abutment design in accordance with AASHTO LRFD or Standard.

Key Features

  • Piers, bents, and abutments
  • AASHTO LRFD or Std Specs
  • Dual units: US & SI
  • Hammerhead, multi-column, walls
  • Spread or pile footings
  • AASHTO load types & groups
  • Automatic load generation
  • True 3D Modelling
  • Interactive design

ETPier is a high-performance Windows-based program for the design and analysis of highway bridge piers, bents, and abutments. ETPier seamlessly combines the functionality of a state-of-the-art structural analysis engine with concrete column, beam, and footing design capabilities. Integration of the critical design tasks into one system means you get superior productivity and flexibility and improved quality control. ETPier is specifically designed for bridge substructures. Powerful parametric modeling wizards are included to facilitate rapid structure layout and generation. Specify which load combinations to investigate and ETPier will automatically process them and quickly identify the governing case for each component of the structure. Under the hood is a structural analysis engine that redefines performance. True 3D analysis capabilities are built in. Non-linear second order effects are handled at the matrix level to dramatically cut processing time. The result: complete analyses can be done real-time in seconds rather than minutes or hours. Fast and accurately.

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Complete the form to request a free trial version of our software.

It is our policy to allow qualified (see below) organizations to try a trial copy of our software before they consider licensing it.

Upon request, you will be sent a demo download page via e-mail link. From this page you can download the demonstration version of ETCulvert, PSBeam or ETPier.

Trial Version Limitations

Demonstration versions are complete, fully-functional programs. However, several operational limitations are present in the demo versions:

  • Data files cannot be saved
  • Library files cannot be accessed
  • Printouts will contain "Demonstration license..." in the headers

Demo versions are intended to provide you with a detailed look at the product to help you determine whether they will meet your needs in practice. Please note that these are licensed products. When you install one, you must agree to Terms and Conditions of the License before you will be able to complete the installation process.

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Who We Are

Together we do more, better, faster.

Eriksson Software is a growing company located in Tampa, FL and Denver, CO. we specilize in the development of software for the precast concrete industry. The principals each have over 30 years experience in both the software and engineering fields.

Select Software Licensees

Eriksson's installed base is broad and diverse. There are active licensees in most U.S. States.


  • California DOT
  • Mississippi DOT
  • Ohio DOT
  • Minnesota DOT


  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • URS
  • HDR
  • Palmer Engineering


  • Cretex Companies
  • Knife River
  • Con-Fab
  • Central Pre-Mix


  • Purdue
  • Univ. of Illinois
  • CA State
  • Univ. of Nebraska

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Tampa Office (Headquarters)

Eriksson Software, Inc.
13101 Telecom Drive, Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33637

(813) 989-3317

Office Hours:
8:00 - 5.00 (ET)


Denver Office (Branch Office)

Eriksson Software, Inc.
Denver West Business Park
1536 Cole Blvd,
Building 4, Suite 310
Lakewood, CO 80401

(813) 989-3317

Office Hours:
8:00 - 5.00 (MT)

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