Last Updated March 13, 2018


ReWaRD is one of the leading programs for the design of embedded retaining walls, incorporating several UK and international design standards including BS 8002 and Eurocode 7.

Designed by engineers for engineers, ReWaRD draws upon the technical expertise of Geocentrix to produce the most powerful and user friendly set of tools for retaining wall design.

What's New in ReWaRD 2.7

Feature ReWaRD
Version 1.x 2.0 2.5 2.7
Year of release 1992 1997 1999 2013
Target Operating Systems
Windows 3.0 Yes Yes
Windows 95 Yes Yes
Windows 98 Yes
Windows NT4 Yes
Windows XP Yes Yes
Windows Vista Yes
Windows 7 Yes
Design Standards Implemented
CIRIA 104 Yes Yes Yes Yes
CP2 Yes Yes Yes
Piling Handbook Yes Yes Yes
BS 8002 Yes Yes Yes
BS 8002 Amendment 2 Yes
Geoguide 1 Yes Yes Yes
ENV 1997-1 (EC7 pre-standard) Yes Yes Yes
EN 1997-1 (Eurocode 7) Yes
… with factors on actions Yes
… with factors on effects Yes
Custom design standard Yes greatly improved Yes
User Interface Features
Stockyard Yes Yes Yes
Workbooks Yes Yes Yes
Synchronized user interface Yes Yes
Ordnance datum Yes Yes Yes
Database of properties for 250 soils Yes Yes Yes Yes
No. of pre-built engineering objects 36 48 51
including Borehole, Tidal Water & Observation Level
No of custom engineering objects 2 2 2 2
Drag-and-drop editing/pop-up context menus/cut, copy, paste Yes Yes Yes
Graphs Seperate Fully integrated and customizable
Wizards Start-up & Construction Wizards
Print preview Yes Yes Yes
SI/Imperial unit conversion Yes Yes
Read/write v1.x JOB files Yes Yes Yes
Read v2.0 RWD files Yes Yes Yes Yes
User defaults Yes Yes Yes
On data entry Yes Yes Yes Yes
Before calculation Yes Yes
Earth Pressure Calculations
As-built Yes Yes Yes Yes
At minimum safe embedment Yes Yes
With maximized safety factors Yes Yes
At failure Yes Yes
Coefficients customizable by layer Yes Yes Yes
Customizable wall friction Yes Yes Yes
King post walls Limited Broms’ method
Multi-propped walls Continous beam method Hinge method Improved beam/hinge method
Other Calculations
Peck’s envelope selection Manual Automatic + override
Displacements database selection Manual Automatic + override
Electronic Piling Handbook Yes
Audit trail through calculations via Messages View Yes Yes