Friday, September 9, 2011

Column Layout Thumb-rules

A proper column layout is very essential for accurate execution of work on site. 
There are three major thumb rules that have to be followed in order to make a good and accurate column layout. They are as follows:
  1. Size of the Columns
  2. Distance between columns
  3. Alignment of columns
Apart from RCC Column Design procedure, following these three thumb rules is a must for every Civil Engineer. Architects are also supposed to give a column layout for their design but they do not have to do the Column design calculations. For this reason, it is essential for every architect to have an idea of the placement, size and alignment of columns in design.