The design of machine foundation involves careful study of the vibration characteristics of the foundation system. Relevant data required for the design and construction of the machine foundation of machine should be obtained from the manufacturer of the machine, prior to the start of design. All parts of machine foundation should be designed for maximum stresses due to the worst combination of vertical loads, torque, longitudinal and transverse forces, stresses due to temperature variation and the foundation dead load. In case, the machine foundation layout is partly built up of beam and column construction, straight bars should be provided both at top and bottom of the beams and the spacing of the stirrups should be close. The main foundation block should have the designed thickness and should be reinforced both at top and bottom, even if the reinforcements are not required from design considerations..