Column Layout for a residence using the Thumb rules | Building Construction
In my earlier article, we discussed three important thumb rules that are to be followed while making a column layout for any building. They are as follows:
In this article, we will see an example of a residence of which column layout is done keeping the above three thumb rules in mind.
Column Layout for a residence
The residential villa comprises of 1 and half floors. Initially, the column size 9″x12″ had been used with the use of M15 grade of concrete. The builder wanted to save on his budget by making the columns smaller in size. That is why, the columns in the Floor plans below are 9″x9″ in size but the Engineer made sure that M20 grade of concrete would be used for Columns.
Thumb rule no1:
Size of the Columns
The size of the columns are 9″x9″ with the use of M20 grade of concrete.
Thumb rule no.2:
Distance between the columns:
The distance between the columns does not exceed 4.5m.
Thumb rule no.3:
Alignment of Columns
The Columns have been arranged on a iron grid pattern. So there is absolutely no question of zigzag walls and zigzag beams which reducing complications in the structure.
Building Design Guide which includes design of:
- RCC columns
- RCC beams
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