# Maximum distance between 2 columns

Hello, guys in this article we are going to discuss, what should be the maximum distance between 2 columns. Because the column is a very important and load-bearing structure. So, the column should be on the right distance.

There is no specific rule to determine the maximum distance between two columns because the distance between two columns depends on many factors like the type of building, the load of the structure, the function of the building, etc.

What is column

The column is a very important member of the building. The column is a vertical member of the structure, Which carries all structure load, like beam, slab, and all load of the building. Column transfer all structure load in the footing. RCC column is made up of Cement, sand, aggregate, and steel bars. 4 steel bars are used in the column and Stirrups are also used in the column.

## Maximum distance between two RCC columns for residential buildings up to G+3 story

If you are planning to construct a building. Then a common question is what should be the maximum distance between two columns? This question is also important Because the column is the only member of the structure by which all loads transfer to the ground. The maximum distance between the two columns in feet should be 13 to 16 feet and in meters 5 to 6 meters for the residential building, Which is applied up to the G+3 floor.

### What factors can affect Column size?

There are many factors that can affect the column size. But to decide the column size most affecting factor is the load of the column’s structure. Here is the list that can directly affect the column size.

Factor affecting the column size

• Number of floors in the building.
• Design of the column.
• Total number of columns for a particular building.

### Size of the column | Maximum distance between 2 columns for single storey residential building

The size of the RCC column should be 9″×9″ (230mm × 230 mm), and any column size can not be less than 9″× 9 “. 4 steel bars of 12mm should be used, for a single-storey building, and in the column. The size of the steel bar should not use less than 12mm. Stirrups are used in columns, and stirrups are made up of at least an 8mm size steel bar.

4 to 5 meters or 13 to 16 feet should be the maximum distance between 2 RCC columns for a single-storey residential building. It is an ideal maximum distance between two columns. This distance can be increased in high-rise or commercial buildings by using the post-tensioning method.

### Size of the column | Maximum distance between 2 RCC columns for G+1 storey residential building

The size of the RCC column for G+1 storey building should be 9″×12″ (230mm × 300 mm), and any column size can not be less than 9″×9″. 6 steel bars of 12mm are used for G+1 storey building. In any situation size of steel bars, less than 12mm should not use in the column. Stirrups are used in columns, and stirrups are made up of at least an 8mm size steel bar.

4 to 5 meters or 13 to 16 feet should be the maximum distance between 2 RCC columns for a G+1 storey residential building. It is an ideal maximum distance between two columns. This distance can be increased in a high-rise or commercial buildings by using the post-tensioning method.

### Size of the column | Maximum distance between 2 columns for G+2 storey residential building

The size of the RCC column for G+2 storey building should be 12″×12″ (300mm × 300 mm), and any column size can not be less than 9″×9″. 6 steel bars of 12mm are used for G+2 storey building. In any situation size of steel bars, less than 12mm should not use in the column. 8mm Stirrups are used in columns, and stirrups are made up of at least an 8mm size steel bar.

4 to 5 meters or 13 to 16 feet should be the maximum distance between 2 RCC columns for a G+2 storey residential building. It is an ideal maximum distance between two columns. This distance can be increased in high-rise or commercial buildings by using the post-tensioning method.

### Size of the column | Maximum distance between 2 columns for G+3 storey residential building

The size of the RCC column for G+3 storey building should be 12″×14″ (300mm × 350 mm), and any column size can not be less than 9″×9″. 4 steel bars of 16mm and 2 steel bars of 12mm are used for G+3 storey building. In any situation size of steel bars, less than 12mm should not use in the column. 10mm Stirrups are used in columns of G+3 storey buildings. But the size of stirrups steel bars is a minimum of 8mm.

4 to 5 meters or 13 to 16 feet should be the maximum distance between 2 RCC columns for a G+3 storey residential building. It is an ideal maximum distance between two columns. This distance can be increased in high-rise or commercial buildings by using the post-tensioning method.