Lecture 01 JSB551 Advanced Construction Technology 2 Introduction to Design of Multi Storey Buildings

Hailane Salam & Noriati Mat Som FSPU

Multi-Storey Buildings
The term multi-storey refers to structures with more than one storey and covers building used for many different purposes including: •Apartments •Office developments •Shopping centres •Car parks •Schools and universities •Hospitals Although the basic anatomy of each building is similar, they may have different requirements for column grid, services, and internal/external finishes.

The speed and economy of construction can also be increased by the large degree of vertical and/or horizontal repetition common in the structural systems of multi-storey buildings.Multi-Storey Buildings The structure will generally be more economic if large-spans are avoided. hence providing a shorter path between the point of application of loads and the ground. The individual contributions of major components to the overall building cost can vary significantly with building function. size and architectural treatment. However they are generally within the indicative ranges given below: Foundations Steel Skeleton Floor Structure Cladding/Finishes Services 5% to 10% 10% to 20% 5% to 10% 15% to 40% 15% to 40% .

Floor slabs Noriati Mat Som FSPU .Framework 3.Design of Multi-Storey Building Structure of multi-storey buildings composed of: 1.Foundations 2.


where an individual base of mass or reinforced concrete is provided under each column is the simplest option. where the supporting ground is good Noriati Mat Som FSPU . Foundations The most common types of foundations are: a) Pad Footings.1.

the individual pads may be connected to form a continuous raft. b) Foundations Raft footings.1. Pile footings. Where ground conditions are poor the load carrying capacity of the individual pads or raft may be increased by installing piles to create individual pile caps or a piled raft c) Noriati Mat Som FSPU . This system may also provide improved resistance to water. or poor ground. For greater loads.

Beams III.2.Columns II. Framework Structural frame transmit vertical and horizontal loads from their point of application to the foundations by the most efficient path with the minimum impact on the economy and function of other elements of the building.Vertical and horizontal bracings Noriati Mat Som FSPU . Stabilize the building by resisting horizontal actions (wind & seismic) Structural frame consists of: I.

typically at 2.5m centres. either simply supported or continuous.5m to 3. Structural Frame Vertical Load-Bearing Elements The floor slab usually spans one way and is.2. Noriati Mat Som FSPU . most of which can be designed to act compositely with the supporting beams if adequate shear connection is provided. It is supported by 'secondary' steel beams. Several different types of slab can be used.

Columns .1. The means of transmission of vertical load is related to the particular structural system used for the framework. Noriati Mat Som FSPU .load transmission Columns are the structural components which transmit all vertical loads from the floors to the foundations.

Columns Load transmission from floors to columns may occur directly from floor beams to the column . which resist all loads transmitted by the column above Noriati Mat Som FSPU .I. or it can be indirect involving the use of major `transfer beams`.

rectangular. or occasionally triangular.1. according to the choice of the global structural system Noriati Mat Som FSPU . Columns The location of columns in plan is governed by the structural lay-out. The most common grid arrangements are square.

Closer centred columns may be used in an external 'tube' stability system for a tall building Noriati Mat Som FSPU .I. Columns Column spacing depends on building function. but is usually between 5m and 10m.

Beams can be protected in different ways (Figure 6b): by sprayed vermiculite. Noriati Mat Som FSPU .Fire Protection The steel skeleton must be protected against fire. Columns filled with cast concrete can be designed for composite action (Figure 6a). Typical solutions of protection are shown in Figure 6. by concrete encasement. by filled concrete or by box-shaped cladding.

Beams Beams support the floor elements and transmit their vertical loads to the columns. Noriati Mat Som FSPU .II.

Noriati Mat Som FSPU . In some cases channels.II. Beams In a typical rectangular building frame the beams comprise the horizontal members which span between adjacent columns. In multi-storey buildings the most common section shapes for beams are the hot rolled I (Figure 6a) or H shapes (Figure 6c) with depth ranging from 80 to 600mm. (either single or double) can also be used (Figure 6b). secondary beams may also be used to transmit the floor loading to the main (or primary) beams.

Noriati Mat Som FSPU . Beams . which are composed by welding together the two parts of a double-T profile. ducts (for air conditioning). The openings may be circular (Figure 6h) or square with suitable stiffeners in the web. castellated beams (Figure 6i). cables (for electricity and telephone).accommodating building services Sometimes openings in the webs of beams are required in order to permit the passage of horizontal services. whose web has been previously cut along a trapezoidal line.II. etc. such as pipes (for water and gas).

They usually consist of slabs which are supported by the secondary steel beams Supported by beams so that their vertical loads are transmitted to the columns Consist of:•Reinforced concrete slabs •Composite slabs using profiled steel sheets Noriati Mat Som FSPU .3. Floor Slabs Floor are required to resist vertical loads directly acting on them.

It is supported by 'secondary' steel beams. either simply supported or continuous.5m to 3.3. typically at 2.5m centres. Several different types of slab can be used. Floor Slabs Vertical Load-Bearing Elements The floor slab usually spans one way and is. Noriati Mat Som FSPU . most of which can be designed to act compositely with the supporting beams if adequate shear connection is provided.

Categories of Structural Floor Slabs Noriati Mat Som FSPU .3.

Floor slabs The structural arrangement of multi-storey buildings is often inspired by the shape of the building plan Noriati Mat Som FSPU .3.

A number of options are available: conventional in-situ concrete on temporary shuttering (Figure 7a). Noriati Mat Som FSPU .50mm thick) with an in-situ structural concrete topping (Figure 7b).3. thin precast elements (40 . in-situ concrete or composite slabs using steel decking. Floor slabs Floor slabs may be made from pre-cast concrete.

Noriati Mat Som FSPU . steel decking with suitable embossments/indentations so that it also acts compositely with the concrete slab (Figure 8c). steel decking acting as permanent shuttering only (Figure 8b). Floor Slabs thicker precast concrete elements which require no structural topping (Figure 7c).3.

3. Floor Slab Construction Noriati Mat Som FSPU .

is a combination of horizontal (beams) and vertical (columns) members which are able to resist axial. bending and shear actions. In this system no bracing elements are necessary. Structural System Moment resisting frame system (column-to-beam connection) To provide resistance to the combined effects of horizontal and vertical loads in a multistorey building. two alternative concepts are possible for the structural system. leading to a framed structure with a high degree of redundancy Noriati Mat Som FSPU . The first.3. so-called 'moment resisting frame system'. The moment resisting frame behaviour is obtained only if the beamto-column connections are rigid.

rigid frame Typical details of beam-to-column joints for rigid framed systems are shown in Figure 12. Column-to-Beam Connections . They are called 'rigid joints' and their task is to transfer bending moment from the beam to the column.3. Noriati Mat Som FSPU . The presence of horizontal stiffeners in the column web (Type (b)) recreates the cross-section of the beam and the column web panel has to resist the shear force only. Type (a) can transfer limited bending moments only because the column web can buckle due to local concentration of effects.

Column-to-Beam Connection .pin ended Pin-ended connection are used to avoid the practical problems of rigid frame construction of site welds a simple frame composed by beams pinned (bolted) together.3. which is capable of transferring the vertical loads to the foundation Noriati Mat Som FSPU .

Noriati Mat Som FSPU . Vertical & horizontal bracings Bracing systems are often identified with triangulated trusses or with concrete cores or shear walls which present in buildings to accommodate shafts and staircases. seismic action) and to transmit them to the foundations.III. Bracing systems are used to resist horizontal forces (wind load.

Noriati Mat Som FSPU .III. Vertical & horizontal bracings When a horizontal load F (Figure 9a) is concentrated at any point of the facade of the building. it is transmitted to two adjacent floors by means of the cladding elements (Figure 9b).

the diagonal bracing can be replaced by diaphragm action of the steel sheeting if it is fixed adequately. they are in the form of diagonal members in the plan of each floor. the horizontal resisting element is the horizontal bracing which is located at each floor. as shown in Figure 9c). Vertical & Horizontal Bracings The vertical supporting elements are called vertical bracings. Noriati Mat Som FSPU . If steel decking is used. Where horizontal bracings are necessary.III.

V-shaped bracing. Single diagonal b. Noriati Mat Som FSPU . Cross-braced (X-shaped bracing) c.III. Unsymmetrical portal e. Vertical & Horizontal Bracings a. Symmetrical portal f. Inverted V-shaped bracing d.

III. Vertical & Horizontal Bracings Noriati Mat Som FSPU .

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