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General thumb rules to design a G+1 RCC Building

In this construction video tutorial, you will learn how to design a G+1 RCC Building with general thumb rules. You will be familiar with the minimum required standards to design the elementary structural elements of a RCC building.

Given below, the details of basic structural elements of a RCC building.

1. Column
2. Beam
3. Slab
4. Foundation

Column Cross Section: If M-15 grade of concrete material is used, the dimension of the column should be 9” x 12”.

If M-20 grade of concrete material is used, the dimension of the column should not be under 9” x 9”.

Column Reinforcement: As per IS 456: 2000 standard, the reinforcement should be 0.8%

As per ACI-318 standard, the reinforcement should be 1%

There should be 4 nos. 16 mm dia bars for reinforcement.

For stirrups, 8 mm dia bars @200 c/c should be used.

The thumb rules are based on the following conditions :-

Column sizes according to concrete grade

Column center to center and it should be under 4 meter

The columns should not be arranged in a zig-zag manner

To get more details on the general thumb rules, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Sacademicus

General thumb rules to design a G+1 RCC Building