Steel columns are often needed in situations where the load is high, and it may be impossible to design a masonry wall. In comparison a steel column will be slenderer than a masonry pier for the same load capacity. You probably need a pad foundation If the column is at ground floor level. Our structural calculations for steel column include the design of the column and base-plate.
We need the following information to design steel columns:
Architectural layouts or sketch drawings with dimensions.
The height of the column.
Type of construction (concrete or timber floors, brick or block walls etc).