Load Bearing vs Framed Structure
Load Bearing vs Framed Structure – Generally, there are two types of Building Construction – Load Bearing vs Framed Structure. Here we will see the comparison between both.
Load Bearing Structure vs Framed Structure
|Load bearing structure
|Almost all the walls are load-bearing walls
|All the walls are partition walls or screen walls None of the walls is load-bearing.
|Almost all the walls are provided with shallow or deep foundations
|All the walls rest on a Plinth beam and are not provided with any footing or foundations
|All load-bearing walls are taken deep into the subsoil for the foundation
|Only columns are taken deep into the subsoil and are provided with footings.
|Load-bearing walls are constructed of bricks or stones
|Columns, beams, and slabs are constructed of R.C.C
|The thickness of load-bearing walls, in any case, is not less than 200mm
|Only exterior walls are of a thickness of 200mm and all interior walls are of a thickness of 100mm or less.
|A load-bearing wall when once constructed shall remain in position and should never be dismantled.
|The walls of framed structure can be shifted at any place as they are lighter and not load bearing.
|Too many openings for doors, windows, ventilators, etc. are not permissible.
|There ai no such restriction in framed structure. The space between two columns can be kept fully or partially open as per planning and requirements.
|Plans for different floors remain the same as every wall on the upper floors must be a corresponding wall in continuation of the wall of the lower floor.
|Planning for each floor is independent and free from whatever the planning of the lower floor is.
|It requires soil of good bearing capacity like rocks, sandy soil, gravelly soil, etc.
|Even in the case of soil with poor bearing capacity, piles may be driven until a hard stratum is reached and R.C.C. columns are constructed over them.
|Best suited for small residential houses, rural houses, and houses up to three stories.
|Best suited for multistoried and high-rise buildings, commercial complexes, public buildings, etc.
This is the main difference between Load Bearing vs Framed Structure.
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