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Given data:

The column load on the building (P) is 500 kN.

The footing is a square footing.

The size of square plate (B_{p}) is 30 cm.

The ultimate capacity of the plate (q_{up}) is 180 kN/m^2.

The factor of safety for plate loading test (FOS) is 2.

The allowable settlement (q_{a}) is 2.5 cm.

Step 2

The ultimate capacity of the footing for clay is given by,

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