In places where footings were necessary at the edge of the building boundary line, providing columns at such locations without encroaching adjacent property was a challenge for me.

One such project for Mr. Shylendra Babu was planned by Samartha Architects located at Sadashivnagar, Bangalore. For me, designing the foundation structure involved rigorous study of the possibilities for a building with Basement, ground and Four upper floors.

Figure showing design of eccentric foundation
Figure showing design of typical eccentric footing detail.

Eccentric footings were designed for the edge of the building on the boundary line.

In an eccentric footing, proper distribution of load transfer from the column to the foundation was achieved by providing Strap Beams from adjacent footings to provide stiffness to the eccentric footings.

Footing beams can also be provided in such cases.



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