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## The live load and dead load in a three storeyed residential building, transferred through a single column, is 12 tons and 18 tons respectively. If the soil bearing capacity is 10 ton/sqm and the factor of safety is 1.5, the area of column footing is _____________ sqm (up to one decimal place). (GATE-Architecture-Planning-2018)

The live load and dead load in a three storeyed residential building, transferred through a single column, is 12 tons and 18 tons respectively. If the soil bearing capacity is 10 ton/sqm and the factor of safety is 1.5, the area of column footing is _____________ sqm (up to one decimal place). (GATE-Architecture-Planning-2018)

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Factor of safety = 1.5

So total considerable load for designing of column footing = 30 tons x 1.5 = 45 tons

Load bearing capacity of soil = 10 tons/ sqm

So area required for footing = (45 tons)/ (10 tons/ sqm) = 4.5 sqm

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Factor of safety = 1.5

So total considerable load for designing of column footing = 30 tons x 1.5 = 45 tons

Load bearing capacity of soil = 10 tons/ sqm

So area required for footing = (45 tons)/ (10 tons/ sqm) = 4.5 sqm

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