Rules-of-thumb for

Beams and Columns
Class Instructor :
RINO D.A. FERNANDEZ

SITECAST CONCRETE COLUMNS:

SIZE
200 x 200mm
300 x 300mm
400 x 400mm
500 x 500mm
700 x 700mm
900 x 900mm

TOTAL TRIBUTARY AREA
150 sq.m.
300 sq.m.
450 sq.m.
600 sq.m.
900 sq.m.
2,000 sq.m.

SITECAST CONCRETE BEAMS: DEPTH WIDTH SPAN 15” (400mm) 30” (750mm) 45” (1150mm) 60” (1500mm) 5” (120mm) 10” (250mm) 15” (400mm) 20” (500mm) 6.00 meters 12.00 m 18.00 m 24.00 m .

m.m. 300 sq.PRECAST CONCRETE COLUMNS: SIZE 200 x 200mm 300 x 300mm 400 x 400mm 500 x 500mm 700 x 700mm 900 x 900mm TOTAL TRIBUTARY AREA 150 sq.000 sq. 2. 900 sq. 600 sq.m.m. . 450 sq.m.m.

00 m 16.00 m 20.PRECAST CONCRETE BEAMS: DEPTH WIDTH SPAN 12” (300mm) 24” (600mm) 30” (750mm) 36” (900mm) 48” (1200mm) 8” (200mm) 8” (200mm) 10” (250mm) 12” (300mm) 16” (400mm) 6.00 m .00 m 14.00 meters 11.

00 m 28.POSTTENSIONED CONCRETE BEAMS: DEPTH WIDTH SPAN 15” (400mm) 30” (750mm) 45” (1150mm) 60” (1500mm) 8” (200mm) 10” (250mm) 15” (400mm) 20” (500mm) 10.00 m .00 m 36.00 meters 18.

m.WOOD COLUMNS: SIZE 150 x 150mm 200 x 200mm 250 x 250mm 300 x 300mm 350 x 350mm 400 x 400mm TOTAL TRIBUTARY AREA (max) 50 sq.m. (Residential only) 100 sq. 450 sq. 180 sq. 380 sq.m. 280 sq.m.m.m. .

COLUMN ANCHORAGE: .

COLUMN ANCHORAGE: .

50 m 9.WOOD BEAMS: DEPTH WIDTH SPAN 6” (150mm) 8” (200mm) 10” (250mm) 12” (300mm) 14” (350mm) 16” (400mm) 18” (450mm) 20” (500mm) 24” (600mm) 10” (250mm) 2.80 m 9.00 m 6.80 m .50 m 5.40 meters 3.80 m 9.30 m 8.00 m 7.

COLUMN & BEAM CONNECTION: .

COLUMN & BEAM CONNECTION: .

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00 m 5.00 m 13.GLUE LAMINATED BEAMS: DEPTH WIDTH SPAN 6” (150mm) 8” (200mm) 10” (250mm) 12” (300mm) 14” (350mm) 16” (400mm) 18” (450mm) 20” (500mm) 24” (600mm) 10” (250mm) 3.00 m 8.00 m 10.00 m 6.00 m .00 m 9.00 m 7.00 meters 4.

GLUE LAMINATED BEAMS: DEPTH WIDTH SPAN 30” (750mm) 36” (900mm) 42” (1050mm) 48” (1200mm) 10” (250mm) 16.00 meters 20.00 m .00 m 28.00 m 24.

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00 meters 30.STEEL OPEN-WEB JOISTS: DEPTH SPAN 24” (600mm) 48” (1200mm) 72” (1800mm) 96” (2400mm) 16.00 m - .

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