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RC Spreadsheets:

Toptipsfordesigningwithconcrete

Webinar
12:30 - 13:30 on 13 July 2015

CharlesGoodchild
CEng.,MCIOB,MIStructE
PrincipalStructuralEngineer
MPA TheConcreteCentre

Whatarethespreadsheets?
The RC Spreadsheets v4 are intended to help with
the rapid production of clear and accurate design
calculations for reinforced concrete elements.
These Excel spreadsheets are intended as aids for
design to both Eurocode 2 and BS 8110-1:1997.

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GettingStarted
1. RC Spreadsheets require an MS Office
operating system with Excel 2010 or 2013.
The TCC series of spreadsheets are saved as the more
efficient.xlsm files (MS Office 2010). Macros in .xlsm files can
help complete repetitive tasks but may lead to warnings
within Excel. For earlier versions of Excel, use the Help
function in Excel Help to ensure compatibility.

2. The RC Spreadsheets v4B are supplied on a


USB.

GettingStarted
3. Insert the USB into the appropriate port in
your computer and follow the on-screen Windows prompt to
open the device.

4. The folder can then be copied to your


preferred location within your computer. It is
recommended that the source version is retained, to enable
the product to be restored if required.

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GettingStarted
5. There are comprehensive user guides in
the ADMIN folder (in Adobe pdf format). Additional
guides for beta versions of spreadsheets are also in this folder.

6. Help:
Help function in Excel,
the User Guides,
restoring the base version of the
spreadsheet,
www.concretecentre.com/rcdesign or
email helpline@concretecentre.com.

GettingStarted
Using the Spreadsheets
Blue underlined cells are for data entry
Red highlighted cells or red text indicate entry errors
Do not paste or drag data (destroys conditional cell
formatting)
Do not open an individual spreadsheet in more than one
window (this may disable pull-down menus)
Information about each spreadsheet will be found in the
User Guides, contained in the ADMIN folder.

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GettingStarted
Macros
The macros used enable automated routines.
The printing macros have been assigned to buttons
Turning the macros off will affect the function of some
spreadsheets
Turning the macros off will also make printing of the
sheets as configured difficult and make the choice of
options much more difficult
If macros are not enabled on your system:

within Excel 2010 click Tools/Macro/Security, set your


security level to Medium and reboot.

within Excel 2013 click File/Options/Trust Centre/Macro


Settings and choose Disable all macros with notification (or
lower). Answer questions anout Enable content, Enable
content and Trusted Document affirmatively. Reboot as
necessary.

GettingStarted
Fonts
The embedded graphics assume Marker and two
Tekton fonts are used
To check fonts select Start (or Settings)/Control
Panel/Fonts, and view the font list
To install the intended fonts, click ADMIN/THE FONTS
then in turn right click the desired font and click
Install/.

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GettingStarted
Managing the Spreadsheets
The spreadsheets should be used in
compliance with the User Guides available,
with attention paid to any amendments
Users and managers should be aware that
spreadsheets can be changed and must address
change control and versions for use under a QA
procedure
Appropriate levels of supervision and
checking, including self-checking, must be
exercised when using these spreadsheets
Good design requires sound judgement based
on competence derived from adequate
training and experience not just computer
programs.

SpreadsheetstoBSEN199211(andUKNA)
TCC11 Element Design
TCC12 Bending and Axial Force
TCC13 Punching Shear
TCC14 Crack Width
TCC15 Axially Loaded Walls Slabs
TCC21 Sub-frame analysis
TCC22 FE Assistant
TCC31 One-way Solid Slabs (A & D)
TCC31R Rigorous One-way Solid
Slabs
TCC32 Ribbed slabs (A & D)
TCC33 Flat Slabs (A & D) (single bay)
TCC33X Flat Slabs. Xls (whole floor)
TCC41 Continuous beams (A & D)
TCC41R Rigorous Continuous Beams
TCC42 Post-tensioned Slabs &
Beams (A & D)

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TCC43 Wide Beams (A & D)


TCC51 Column Load Take-down &
Design
TCC52 Column Chart generation
TCC53 Column Design
TCC54 Circular Column Design
TCC55 Axial Column Shortening
TCC55X Axial Column Shortening:
24 storeys
TCC61 Basement Wall
TCC62 Retaining Wall
TCC63 Core Wall Design
TCC71 Stair Flight & Landing
Single
TCC81 Foundation Pads
TCC82 Pilecap Design
TCC94 Two Way Slabs
TCC101 Detailing data

SpreadsheetstoBS8110
RCC11 Element Design
RCC12 Bending and Axial Force
RCC13 Punching Shear
RCC14 Crack Width
RCC21 Sub-frame Analysis
RCC31 One-way Solid Slabs (A & D)
RCC31R Rigorous One-way Solid
Slabs
RCC32 Ribbed Slabs (A & D)
RCC32R Rigorous Ribbed Slabs
RCC33 Flat Slabs (A & D)
RCC41 Continuous Beams (A & D)
RCC41R Rigorous Continuous Beams
RCC42 Post-tensioned Slabs &
Beams (A & D)
RCC43 Wide Beams (A & D)

RCC51 Column Load Take-down &


Design
RCC52 Column Chart generation
RCC53 Column Design
RCC54 Circular Column Design
RCC61 Basement Wall
RCC62 Retaining Wall
RCC71 Stair Flight & Landing
Single
RCC72 Stairs & Landings Multiple
RCC81 Foundation Pads
RCC82 Pilecap Design
RCC91 One-way Solid Slabs (Tables)
RCC92 Ribbed Slabs (Tables)
RCC93 Flat Slabs (Tables)
RCC94 Two-way Slabs (Tables)
RCC95 Continuous Beams (Tables).

Basis:Eurocode 2:Designaidsfrom
theUKconcretesector

Concise Eurocode 2

Worked Examples

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How to compendium RC Spreadsheets www. eurocode2.info

ECFE scheme
sizing

Properties of
concrete

Concise for bridges

Basis:Notably

How to Compendium

The How to Compendium:


Introduction to Eurocodes
Getting started
Slabs
Beams
Columns
Foundations
Flat slabs
Deflections
Retaining walls
Detailing
BS 8500
Structural fire design

SpreadsheetstoBSEN199211(andUKNA)
TCC11 Element Design
TCC12 Bending and Axial Force
TCC13 Punching Shear
TCC14 Crack Width
TCC15 Axially Loaded Walls Slabs
TCC21 Sub-frame analysis
TCC22 FE Assistant
TCC31 One-way Solid Slabs (A & D)
TCC31R Rigorous One-way Solid
Slabs
TCC32 Ribbed slabs (A & D)
TCC33 Flat Slabs (A & D) (single bay)
TCC33X Flat Slabs (whole floor)
TCC41 Continuous beams (A & D)
TCC41R Rigorous Continuous Beams
TCC42 Post-tensioned Slabs &
Beams (A & D)

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TCC43 Wide Beams (A & D)


TCC51 Column Load Take-down &
Design
TCC52 Column Chart generation
TCC53 Column Design
TCC54 Circular Column Charts
TCC55 Axial Column Shortening
TCC55X Axial Column Shortening:
24 storeys
TCC61 Basement Wall
TCC62 Retaining Wall
TCC63 Core Wall Design
TCC71 Stair Flight & Landing
Single
TCC81 Foundation Pads
TCC82 Pilecap Design
TCC94 Two Way Slabs
TCC101 Detailing data

Finally
Further Information
The RC Spreadsheets are made available as shareware
from The Concrete Centre:
www.concretecentre.com/rcdesign.
The spreadsheets may not be used for commercial
purposes until the user has purchased and validated a
licence.
Licences are issued on receipt of an order and payment.
Individual, site and multi-site licences are available from
www.concretecentre.com/bookshop.
Help: helpline@concretecentre.com or call 0207 963
8000.
Updates
Updates are made available to licenced users via
www.concretecentre.com/rcdesign. In the event of
significant updates registrants are notified by email.
V4b-1 available July 2015

RC Spreadsheets:
toptipsfordesigningwithconcrete

Webinar
12:30 - 13:30 on 13 July 2015

CharlesGoodchild
CEng.,MCIOB,MIStructE
PrincipalStructuralEngineer
MPA TheConcreteCentre

RC Spreadsheets 13 July 2015

Concept:
13schemesin5minutes

Webinar
13 July 2015 (if there is time)

CharlesGoodchild
CEng.,MCIOB,MIStructE
PrincipalStructuralEngineer
MPA TheConcreteCentre

Concept
Concept.xls is an invaluable design tool for the conceptual design of
reinforced concrete frames. In minutes, the spreadsheet produces
13 concrete frame options which can then be compared for time
and cost.
It suggests the optimum concrete frame, giving:
initial slab, beam and column sizes;
reinforcement estimates and
quantities of formwork and concrete.
the costs of foundations, construction time, labour and cladding for
each of the potential concrete frames.

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BasedataforConcept

Comes from Economic Concrete Frame Elements (ECFE)


Most economic depth for different loads and spans.
Based on minimising total cost of concrete, reinforcement, formwork,
cladding and self weight (load to foundations).
For instance : Flat slab 7.5 m spans 5.0 kN/m2 IL 1.5kN/m2 IDL.
350
330
310

Depth mm

298
294
290

280mm
cheapest
overall

286
282
278

Data in
ECFE

274
270

69.00

69.50

70.00

70.50

71.00

Budgety Cost /m2

BasedataforConcept
ECFE Flat slabs (square spans)
600
550

e.g. Flat slab 7.5 m spans


5.0 kN/m2 IL 1.5kN/m2 IDL

Slab deph mm

500
450
400
350
300

280 mm

250
200
150
100
4.0

5.0

6.0

7.0

8.0

9.0

10.0

11.0

12.0

Span m
IL = 2.5 kN/m

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IL = 5.0 kN/m

IL = 7.5 kN/m

IL =10.0 kN/m

10

BasedataforConcept
ECFE

Concept:
13schemesin5minutes

Webinar
13 July 2015 (if there is time)

CharlesGoodchild
CEng.,MCIOB,MIStructE
PrincipalStructuralEngineer
MPA TheConcreteCentre

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Concept

Concept

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Concept:
13schemesin5minutes

Webinar
13 July 2015 (if there was time)

CharlesGoodchild
CEng.,MCIOB,MIStructE
PrincipalStructuralEngineer
MPA TheConcreteCentre

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