Structural Engineering

Ask Structural Engineering Questions and Get Expert Answers ASAP

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Structural Engineering Questions
Want to build a house that is 24' and 12' wide. snow isn't a
want to build a green house that is 24' long and 12' wide. snow isn't a factor. the structure will be covered in 6MM twinwall polycarbonate. The beam and rafters are the question. I'm interested in op… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,432 satisfied customers
I've got an attic space over my bedroom. The room is 15x17.
I've got an attic space over my bedroom. The room is 15x17. The ceiling is framed with 2x6 inch rafters than run across the 15ft span on 24 inch centers. I want to add a floor with storage space over … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,937 satisfied customers
I am adding a lean-to on my existing shop and want to free
I am adding a lean-to on my existing shop and want to free span the roof beams. the addition is 30'x80' spanning the 30' length with 10 beams. the only loading is snow load which code for my area is 1… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,937 satisfied customers
We had mold remediation in our 3.5 ft gh crawl space 2 weeks
We had mold remediation in our 3.5 ft high crawl space 2 weeks ago. Tech called our floor beams trusses. One truss has a crack that looks like it might be clear through. The edges of the wood on some … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,937 satisfied customers
I have a question about a common Fink or W truss system
Hi, I have a question for you about a common Fink or W truss system installed in a 30' x 40' building (so the truss span is 30'). The top chords are 2 x 6. The bottom chord and diagonal bracing are 2 … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,937 satisfied customers
I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room. The wall is load bearing. The joists are 2x4 16 inch oc and the attic is non storage non occupied. The attic does hold the HVAC ducts, el… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,937 satisfied customers
I am designing a house and want a 28 foot opening on one of
I am designing a house and want a 28 foot opening on one of the outer walls holding up the roof. The house will be 32ft by 56ft with an 8:12 pitch roof to have room for a 2nd floor. If the 28ft span i… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,432 satisfied customers
I have a metal building with a metal roof that is 36' deep
I have a metal building with a metal roof that is 36' deep by 60' wide. It has a wood truss construction, 2x6 upper and lower cords, to support the metal roof. Truss is a shed (low pitch) design with … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,937 satisfied customers
I have a single story house with drywall ceilings and no
I have a single story house with drywall ceilings and no attic storage. The center of the house has a load bearing wall that supports the ceiling joists. My kitchen ceiling has 2x6 joists on 16" cente… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,432 satisfied customers
I have a remodel project with a ceiling that has 2x6's 16"O.C.
I have a remodel project with a ceiling that has 2x6's 16"O.C. and rafters above it. the question I have is the current span on those is 18' on one side of the area and where the kitchen is there is a… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,432 satisfied customers
I would like to create a clear span of 36. One side of the
I would like to create a clear span of 36'. One side of the 10' by 36' floor of the loft would be supported by the beam and the other hung off of existing 6x6 support poles on the outside of the pole … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,937 satisfied customers
Require minimum size W beam to support 60 lbs/sq.ft live load
Require minimum size W beam to support 60 lbs/sq.ft live load plus 10 lbs/sq.ft dead load ( total design of 70 lbs. sq.ft.) over a span of 48 feet with one support at 24 feet. Beam will be used to sup… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,432 satisfied customers
This is a structural engineer question. We had a metal roof
This is a structural engineer question. We had a metal roof taken off our house. The contractor put the plywood sheathing onto the 1 by 4 purlins that were left. The nails are quite long and go quite … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,432 satisfied customers
Am building living quarters in engineered metal building 2x4
Am building living quarters in engineered metal building 2x4 conventional framed walls inside. will frame up cathedral style ceiling. have 20 x 20 room with a cedar 6 x 12 x 20 ridgebeam with 2 cedar … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,937 satisfied customers
what dimension steel I beam is required to clear span 22,
what dimension steel I beam is required to clear span 22', with a 10 psf dead load and 40 psf live load (floor load only, roof already exists) ? what dimension required if same span were to be split i… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,432 satisfied customers
never got answer to my first querstion,so I will try again.
never got answer to my first querstion,so I will try again. Need to span 40ft. Sheet metal roof on shed type building. I fly an ultralight trike with 33ft. wingspan and need the clear opening. The bea… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,937 satisfied customers
I want to build a wooden structure with the following specifications.
I want to build a wooden structure with the following specifications. it is a very large shed. nothing fancy. I wish to keep the material costs to a minimum. Walls 8 feet high width of building is 32 … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,937 satisfied customers
Im building a garage with a 27 ft. wide opening for the garage
I'm building a garage with a 27 ft. wide opening for the garage door. I would like to use an I-beam I already have, at the top of that opening, instead of buying an LVL. There will also be a room with… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
3,432 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

vgdlpc

vgdlpc

Master's Degree

17 satisfied customers

Civil Engineer, Major in Structures and Foundations. Professional Engineer 11 years of experience.

StructuralEng

StructuralEng

Consultant

8,937 satisfied customers

Structural Engineer

walkereng

walkereng

Consultant

3,432 satisfied customers

Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.

Shannon Galway

Shannon Galway

-

208 satisfied customers

VP Technical Services at Major Engineering Company

Matt

Matt

Engineer

59 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineering Hons degree, been working in automotive industry for the last 18 years - Engine development engineer

William Purpura

William Purpura

22 satisfied customers

Managing General Partner at Dargon Developement

ibosley

ibosley

Master's Degree

88 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineering

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x