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, I am wanting to build a shop behind the house and

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Customer: Hi,
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I am wanting to build a shop behind the house and want to be able to store things above, so I want to be able to lay 2x10" boards along the 20' span to support 3/4" tongue and groove dead load and then need to know what I can support with this arrangement. 40x60' is what I'm wanting to do. I'm guessing that placing a steel beam along the 60' length and providing a mid-span column will be the hot ticket. I will pour 4klb concrete and make sure that there is a beam down the middle within as well. I don't want to split the span twice and do two beams. If I need to provide a second mid-span column, I can do that
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Customer: I don't mind at all. I posted the Q a bit early so you didn't think I was just sitting there. I would like to provide all of the necessary details. I'm also wanting to build an awning on the outside to park under and need help with the design and span info regarding that. Is that a second charge? Just curious.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  walkereng replied 11 months ago.

I can help

Expert:  walkereng replied 11 months ago.

Let me read your complete question a bit closer

Expert:  walkereng replied 11 months ago.

OK, so you need me to size a center steel beam that will clear span 30' and have 20' span 2x10's off of each side of the steel beam, is this correct?

Expert:  walkereng replied 11 months ago.

What type of items do you plan on storing on the 2nd floor?

Expert:  walkereng replied 11 months ago.

Let me know when you come back online

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