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Difference Between RCC Frame & Load Bearing Structure

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In RCC framed structure, the whole load is supported on beam and slab, where in load bearing structure, it is supported by masonry wall. The whole load of beam and slab is transferred through columns to footing in RCC structure, and masonry wall to masonry foundation in load bearing structure.

RCC Framed Structure vs Load Bearing Structure

01.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Load transfer path is from slab to beam, beam to column and column to footing.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Load transfer path is from slabs to walls and walls to footing.

02.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Multi storey buildings can be constructed.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Limited storied buildings only be constructed.

03.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Though resistant to Earthquake, if not properly designed can be more hazardous also.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Less resistant to Earthquake.

04.

RCC Framed Structure

  • In RCC framed structure, the carpet area available is more.

Load Bearing Structure

  • In load bearing structure, carpet area available is less.

05.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Mostly used form of construction

Load Bearing Structure

  • Rarely used form of construction now days.

06.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Excavation for the construction of RCC framed structure is less.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Excavation for construction of load bearing structure is more.

07.

RCC Framed Structure

  • It is less labour intensive.

Load Bearing Structure

  • It is more labour intensive.

08.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Speed of construction is more.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Speed of construction is less.

09.

RCC Framed Structure

  • It is less material intensive.

Load Bearing Structure

  • It is more material intensive.

10.

RCC Framed Structure

  • It consumes less brick.

Load Bearing Structure

  • It consumes more brick.

11.

RCC Framed Structure

  • It consumes more cement & steel.

Load Bearing Structure

  • It consumes less cement & steel.

12.

RCC Framed Structure

  • It is a greener way of construction

Load Bearing Structure

  • It is not a greener way of construction as more bricks are used and making of bricks emits more gases and also consumes fertile top crust of soil.

13.

RCC Framed Structure

  • RCC framed structure is prone to corrosion.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Load bearing structure is not affected by corrosion.

14.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Cost of repairs is more.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Cost of repair is less.

15.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Life is reduced if not done properly.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Life is less effected with the technique of work.

16.

RCC Framed Structure

  • In RCC framed structure, skilled worker are needed for its construction.

Load Bearing Structure

  • In load bearing structure, skilled as well as non skilled worker can construct it.

17.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Thickness of wall can be maintained uniform throughout.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Thickness of wall cannot be maintained uniform throughout.

18.

RCC Framed Structure

  • There is great flexibility in architectural design as there is no need to construct walls over walls. And hence room layout on different floors can be different.

Load Bearing Structure

  • There is no flexibility in architectural design as walls need to be constructed over walls. And hence room on different floors cannot be changed.

19.

RCC Framed Structure

  • There is flexibility in changing room dimensions.

Load Bearing Structure

  • It is not possible to change room dimensions.

20.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Cantilever element can be easily provided in the system.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Inclusion of Cantilever element is difficult and permitted upto short span only.

21.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Thickness of wall remains same with increase in height.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Thickness of wall increases with increase in height.

22.

RCC Framed Structure

  • RCC Frame does not provide additional enclosure to water, fire, sound & heat and infill walls are needed to provide the same.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Load bearing provides additional enclosure to water, fire, sound & heat.

23.

RCC Framed Structure

  • No Limitation of spanbut column/wall may obstruct free area.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Limitations of span.

24.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Large span areas possible.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Large span are not possible.

25.

RCC Framed Structure

  • There is not much increase in cost with increase in depth of foundation.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Foundation cost of Load Bearing is more than RCC framed if depth of foundation increases beyond a limit, say more than 1.2m to 1.5m.

26.

RCC Framed Structure

  • Construction is simple.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Construction is cumber some.

27.

RCC Framed Structure

  • The detailing of beam column joints is very important and needs skill both in design and execution.

Load Bearing Structure

  • Provision of plinth and lintel bands, corner reinforcement, reinforcement at openings etc needed to resist earthquake, Needs skilled labour and makes it cumbersome and time consuming.
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