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What size i beam should i use for a 36' span with 16"

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what size i beam should i use for a 36' span with 16" spacing
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
what size girts in my spacing
Expert:  walkereng replied 4 months ago.

I can help

Expert:  walkereng replied 4 months ago.

Can you take a look at the following link and answer the questions at the bottom of the sheet? Your answers will allow me to accurately model the loading and size your beam. Thanks

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3LjUB_rxIbcNVlreGljdFZUZ3kxTHhvVDFnRV9uQQ

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
its a existing steel building, i want o add living space above the warehouse and plan on using steel i beam
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Spaning is 36' across
and what should my spacing be and size of i beam
Expert:  walkereng replied 4 months ago.

Sorry for the delay, I have a few questions:

1. So you want to know what spacing you need for 36' clear span floor beams to support a 2nd story living space? When you say living space, do you mean a general residential occupancy?

2. What general range of spacing are you looking at for your 36' span beams? 15' or 20'?

3. Do you have any depth limits on your 36' span steels beams?

Expert:  walkereng replied 4 months ago.

Let me know when you come back online.

If you could answer my 3 questions above, that would be great.

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