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Re: WALL PIER, PILASTER OR COLUMN

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John J. Treff wrote:
Dear colleagues,
English is not my first language and I am struggling a little defining the differences for these three structural elements in a wall (concrete or masonry). Could you share your knowledge with me and maybe explain the differences in the design of these three elements?

THX!



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This isn't English, it's "Architect-ese," related to Latin.

A Pier can be many things, including a type of foundation, or a "short column." A column itself is a slender vertical support element that is considered to be "independent" of any other parallel element such as the wall itself. A Pilaster is similar to a column, but is integral (or "in line") with the wall.
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