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Re: Buliding steel frame's columns embedded in concrete

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I think embedding the column base in the foundation concrete is a great
way of making a moment connection.  I suspect it isn't done too often
mainly because of coordination problems (delays completion of foundation
concrete until after the steel is erected).

Jay Bryan, P.E.
K. Hemmatyar wrote:
> Recently I've noticed a two storey commercial building under the
> construction here in our city, Vancouver (Canada.) The front steel moment
> resisting frame of the building has its columns embedded in the concrete
> foundation. I noticed that there are some stirrups around the columns in the
> foundation.
> These types are common in gas stations. Does anyone have any comment on this
> type of column to foundation connection in a Commercial Building?
> Casey Hemmatyar, P. Eng.