“How would you decide the type of foundation for a building ?”
Foundation design is a complex subject and needs careful analysis of multiple factors.
The factors affecting the design of a foundation depends on :
A. Planning factors:
A.1 Column height
A.2 Distance between adjoining columns.
A.3 Load on the column
( dependent on A.1& A2)
A.4 Loading conditions like Dead load,Live load, Wind load,Seismic considerations etc.
These factors are controlled and /or influenced by the planning team .The functional needs of the Owners are transformed into shape( geometry ) & size by the architect .
RCC consultant gives the structural strength to the various elements like slab beam column etc.