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Like beam and columns

Like beam and columns

RE: Like beam and columns

If you mean to express concern that the beam and column seem to be the same size and reinforcement -- that is potentially OK. It depends on what the beam is meant to do.

At a quick glance, while I wouldn't call it the best construction, the only potential issue I see is the direction of hooks at the tops of the column bars. (again, depends on the purpose)

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RE: Like beam and columns


I was thinking if topcolumns did not have supports like if brick walls was constructed there earlier, it would give support to the top beam.

RE: Like beam and columns

As long as falsework or shoring supports are provided to the beam (as it appears they are), it is acceptable to pour the top beam without a brick wall.

Assuming a brick wall is to be added later, that style of construction is called "masonry infill". If the wall is built first, then the columns and beam poured, that style is called "confined masonry".

just call me Lo.

RE: Like beam and columns

The construction sequence is to complete the column, then form the beam with support (post) below. Or, sometimes it can be done by one shot, but less desirable though. I guess the beam is to support a pipeline above.

RE: Like beam and columns

At a glance, it appears that there is excessive deflection at the center of the beams and that deflection will be compounded when concrete is poured to form the beams.

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