Design procedure

A procedure for carrying out the detailed design of braced columns (i.e. columns that do not contribute to resistance of horizontal actions) is shown in Table 1. This assumes that the column dimensions have previously been determined during conceptual design or by using quick design methods, for example those presented in Economic concrete frame elements4. Column sizes should not be significantly different from those obtained using BS 8110. Steps 1 to 4 of Table 1 are covered by earlier chapters and the next step is therefore to consider fire resistance.

This chapter is taken from The Concrete Centre's publication, How to design concrete structures using Eurocode 2 (Ref. CCIP-006)
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