You are required to design a WF section steel column W12x106 (d=12.89 in and b-12.22 in.) at the first floor and its base plate. Assume that the column is only subject axial load and sits on an independent isolated concrete footing. The dead load on the column P, 320 Kips, live lad P =580, and wind load P =180 Kips. You are required to design base plate for this column.
To do this, you need to go to the website of http://www.aisc.org/ get free AISC student membership, download the Steel Design Guide Series 1 Column Base Plates, read it, bring your questions to your team for discussion, ask the instructor, finish the design by yourself, turn in the project report individually on the due day in the class, and ask for the receipt of the project from the instructor. You are also required to write the journal on your process and refection on collaborative learning, This project includes following processes. Analysis (10 points): Load determination for column, base plate, and footing.