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I need to span 32'. Can I do that with a I-beam or a

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I need to span 32'. Can I do that with a wood I-beam or a microlam?
It's a showroom that will be built inside of a warehouse. No load, other then some storage on top.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello. I can help

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Storage loads are quite heavy. Is this as joists at 16" on center or as a primary beam?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
16" on center
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Thank you. If this is a "light storage" area that needs a 125 psf live load. That's quite heavy. I will check the size for you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Thks
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

With that span and loading, you need 7" x 20" 2.2E LVL at 16" on center

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok. Thank-you
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

32' is a long span for wood with normal loading

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

No problem. I'm happy to help. Good luck with your project.

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