How to calculate the total load on the footing? | Building Construction
This article has been written on the request from my readers. Engineering students generally get confused when it comes to calculating loads for footings. They ask weird and inappropriate questions regarding the load calculations. This is because they haven’t understood what loads are to be calculated when footing/foundation for a building is designed.
Calculation of loads is extremely simple. I hope after reading this article, the queries of many of my readers would get a satisfactory answer.
Four loads are to be considered in order to measure total load on the footing:
- Self load of the column x Number of floors
- Self load of beams x Number of floors
- Load of walls coming onto the column
- Total Load on slab (Dead load + Live load)
You are free to ask any further queries you have regarding foundation design.
Check the procedure for Building Foundation design
Also check out: Introduction to Load Calculations
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