## concrete building design

hello everyone

i have to design a simple two floor office building with roof.
i am very lost and confused and don't know where to start from.

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 Quote by chiku18 hello everyone i have to design a simple two floor office building with roof. i am very lost and confused and don't know where to start from. can someone help?pleaseeee Attachment 41836
This looks like a static load and strengths of materials problem. You need to specify the type of beam foundation, floor slabs, exterior and internal columns, and roof to be self supporting for static loads only.

Define your roof and floors, calculate weights, If needed, define support beams to support roof and floors, then design columns to support those loads, then define foundation beams to support the full structure.

Hope that helps or somebody with more civil structural background can chime in. It also might help if you would tell us what level of education, statics, materials and math background you are working with.

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 Quote by chiku18 i am very lost and confused and don't know where to start from.
Start at the roof and work downwards. You can't design the top floor till you know the weight of the roof it has to support.

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## concrete building design

 Quote by AlephZero Start at the roof and work downwards. You can't design the top floor till you know the weight of the roof it has to support.
That is more clear than what I wrote. Based on the nodaliztion in the drawing woud you agree that the design probably includes two internal columns on each floor?

 Quote by NUCENG That is more clear than what I wrote. Based on the nodaliztion in the drawing woud you agree that the design probably includes two internal columns on each floor?
yes i agree but how would i find the weight of full roof?

DL=150 lb/ft^3 x cross section

but i can't because its roof...should i just assume snow load?

 Quote by NUCENG That is more clear than what I wrote. Based on the nodaliztion in the drawing woud you agree that the design probably includes two internal columns on each floor?
u mean like this?

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