4 Ways to Get Storage Out of a Support Wall or Column
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. So instead of peering at that immobile column or the completely necessary but “did they really have to put it right there?” support wall with disdain, take another glance and start to see the opportunities that those architectural features might afford you. Like lots of storage… Shelves that surround a column on all sides offer a big storage boost without taking up a lot of extra room.
SSEF - Fun is in the Details - Understanding Framing
Picture this: How they actually connect I-beams together. So you're designing a building and the requirement has beam columns connected together. How are they really connected? How will that connection be affected by the larger forces on the structure? If you don't know the reality, you can't create a good model simulation! Love this site. It shows some great pictures that connect the theory with the reality