The building design is one of the most complex works in civil engineering. Many of the civil engineers do not know how to design a building properly including earthquake and wind load design.

Today we are going to share a complete design example of a six storey commercial building. The design is done and completed by IIT, Kanpur. The design demonstrates the complete design of the building.

The document solves the following problem:
A six storey building for a commercial complex has plan dimensions as shown in Figure 1. The building is located in seismic zone III on a site with medium soil. Design the building for seismic loads as per IS 1893 (Part 1): 2002.

IIT, Kanpur followed the Indian Standard(IS) to design the commercial building. The Indian Standards is quite similar to ACI 318 with some geographical changes for India. The civil engineers of other countries shall follow the design specifications and standards of their respective country.

The design is carried out in used S.I. units. If needed, engineers are suggested to change to their native units in designing.

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