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.
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.
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