Column to rafter connection can be designed in various ways as per the choice of designer and functional need of the framing system. In each option of rafter-column design, there are different merits and demerits as steel consumption also vary in each option. Therefore it is necessary for the designer to select an economical connection unless due to some functional constraints. Some of the typical column-rafter design details are mentioned below:
Designer recommends column rafter connection on side mounted also instead of top mounted in all above four options.