We have recently proposed a design for a G+1.5 house on a plot size of 45′ x 37′ 6″. The ground floor has a large living room, one guest bedroom, kitchen and dining room. We also have a combined store + washing machine room. The staircase is 3′ 6″ wide. Slab top per floor is 12′ 3″, with a total of 21 steps of 7″ height each.
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.
Step by step procedure to RCC building design | Design of RCC Structures
A building is composed of various structural components such as Foundations, Plinth beams, Columns, Beams, Slab, Staircase, Doors and Windows.
Design of Foundation | RCC Building Design
Foundation design is the structural component from where the RCC design is initiated. The foundation design guide discussed earlier includes in detail the design procedure for isolated column footing. Column footing is the most commonly used type of foundation. It serves a variety of different buildings.
- Design of Foundation – the most commonly used foundation is Column footing.
- Calculation of loads in Foundation Design Calculation of loads is very important for the purpose of structural design. This article outlines the thumb rules for the calculation of various loads in foundation design.
- Types of Foundations This is a generic article on different types of foundations. It covers some commonly used shallow foundations and also explains pressure distribution under a foundation.
Design of Beams | RCC Building Design
Beams are mainly classified into two types:
- Doubly reinforced beam (most commonly used in RCC Construction)
- Singly reinforced beam
A series of articles have been written for the design of Singly reinforced sections. The articles include basic definitions and formulas, understanding stresses and modular ratios, assumptions for singly reinforced sections, Design method 1, Design method 2, Moment of resistance and a number of solved numerical examples.
Design of Columns | RCC Building Design
The article discusses the classification criteria for a column, and design of different types of reinforcements for columns which include longitudinal, transverse and helical reinforcements.
The articles important thumb rules to be followed for column layout design. Three important thumb rules have been discussed.
- Size of the Columns
- Distance between Columns
- Alignment of columns