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Mastering Revit® Structure 2010 by David J. Harrington, Jamie D. Richardson, Thomas S. Weir

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Chapter 4. Structural Columns

Structural columns, which are different from architectural columns, are what help support almost every building. They are a major part of the skeleton structure that other structural elements like beams and slabs connect to. For this reason, they are probably going to be one of the first or second components that you will model in your project and will be the primary focus in this chapter.

Columns can take on many different shapes and sizes, as well as different construction materials. Depending on the type of material they consist of—wood, steel, precast, concrete—they demand different connection requirements, annotations for location, and documenting of sizes and reinforcing (if any). You should understand the various ...

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