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Building ranch style home want to use steel beams 44 ft span

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building ranch style home want to use steel beams 44 ft span and 24 ft span what size beams do I need
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Can you post a sketch do I can see how they're loaded?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
print calls for laminated beams 1.75 x12inch 23.67 ft and 46.33ft not 45 ft
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
did you get my specs
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Yes, but I don't understand the question

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the blueprints call for 1.75 x12 inch laminated beam I want to switch to steel beams 23.67 ft and 46.33 ft
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I can size steel beams to match the strength and stiffness of the wood beams, but the information isn't very clear. No 12" wood beam can span 40'

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they show steel teleposts every 8ft 5 in not clear span
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
never got my answer the beam has steel teleposts every 8ft 5in it does not clear span
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Are they joists? That sounds like joists, not beams

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