As usual, before diving into the topic make sure to read the below topics for better understanding.

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There may be other methods to find out bar bending schedule for column. The below method is just a guide. Some people will calculate for each floor, here we discussed the bar bending schedule for a column to a whole building at once.

## BBS For Column – Important Notes

Ensure to follow the below rules while bar bending for column

• Always tie the column at the centre of each floor Since the axial loads & internal forces are maxim at top & bottom of the column.
• Always lap alternate bars
• Always lap top bar over the bottom bar
• Try to minimize the lap length and cutting of the bar as much as you can. ## Given Data

• Slab Thickness – 175 mm & 125 mm
• Floor height – 2750 mm
• Basement height – 650 mm
• Footing height – 1200 mm
• Footing Development Length – 250 mm
• Column Size – 600 x 300 mm
• Column Cover – 40 mm on each side
• Column Reinforcement – 6 nos of 16mm dia
• Stirrups – 8 mm of 200 c/c
• Ld = 50d (assumption)

## Step 1 – Find the total length of vertical bar height

Vertical Bar Length = Footing Development Length + Footing height + basement height + Height of all floors + Slab thickness of all floors + Development length at the end of the column top

Vertical Bar Length = 250+(1200-30-25-20)+650+(4*2750)+(175+150+150+125+125)+50d

= 13750+(50*16)= 14550 mm or 14.55 m

## Step 2 – Find Lap Length of Column Reinforcement

As you know the steel comes at a predetermined length of 12.25 m or 40 feet. From the above calculations, we know that we have to lap the column at least once in order to attain the height.

Assuming, Lap Length of column reinforcement as 40d

Lap Length = 40d = 40*16 = 640 mm or 0.64m

Total Vertical Reinforcement = 14550+640 = 15190 mm or 15.19m

## Step 3 – Find Number of Stirrups

Number of Stirrups = (Total Vertical Bar Height / Spacing) + 1

Total Vertical Bar Height = Footing height + basement height + Height of all floors + Slab thickness of all floors

= (1200-30-25-20)+650+(4*2750)+(175+150+150+125+125) = 13500

Number of Stirrups = (13500/200)+1 = 68.5 or 69 Nos

## Step 4 – Find Cutting Length of Stirrups

Cutting Length of Stirrups = Perimeter of Stirrup + 2 hook length – 3 * 90° bends – 2 * 135° bends

= 2(520+220)+(2*9d)-(3*2d) – (2*3d) = (2*740)+(2*9*16)-(3*2*16)-(2*3*16)=1576 mm

## Step 5 – Bar Bending Schedule – Column Format

 Description Dia of Bar (mm) Number of Bars Length(m) Weight Per metre Quantity (Kg) Vertical Bar 16 6 15.19 1.58 144 Stirrups 8 69 1.576 0.4 43.50 TOTAL 187.5 Kg

Happy Learning 🙂 Bala is a Planning & QS Engineer working at Megha Engineering & Infrastructure Limited who has more than 9+ Years of experience in Building & Infrastructure. He is the author, editor of Civil Planets.

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