I have a question about the difference between (concrete) piers, pedestals, and short columns. I have a colleague that wants a foundation pedestal and/or a shallow pier to be designed as a short column (large reinforcement ratio). I don't know whether I am right, but I think that there is a difference. I tried to explain that a short column is intended for a structural component of building framing (not the foundation). I want to know whether I am right in my thinking or whether I have been steered wrong in my education.
We are constantly designing square footings with pedestals, shallow piers (sonotube cast 4'-5' deep).
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