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What beam design would be needed to support a second floor

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What beam design would be needed to support a second floor balcony with a span of 30 feet. Balcony is 10 ft deep anchored to house. Maybe a combination of microlam and steel plate cross bolted and glued.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

How are you doing? I'll be happy to assist you.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

The length of the balcony beam is 30' (parallel to the house)? And the joist length of the balcony is 10'?

What is the city and state so I can look at snow loading?

I would use a pressure treated glulam or steel. LVLs are not intended for exterior applications.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Which do you prefer?

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