Design the most economical foundation for this building

Design the most economical foundation for this building

The plan and elevation of an office building in Cleveland area are shown. You are required to design the most economical foundation for this building. In addition, you have to provide a retaining wall to bring the ground level to the finished grade. Before you can propose the most optimum designs, you will need to determine the followings: 1. The floor loads (DL & LL) according to code and load in each column. 2. The soil properties of the subsurface (from literature).


 

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