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I need to know what LVL beam to buy 16ft span in the

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i need to know what LVL beam to buy for a 16ft span in the middle of the my house on a support wall with a second story. Joists are 2x12's 16" on center. the 15ft joists will be overlapping under the beam. total width of the house is 30 ft.
JA: OK. Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?
Customer: i also need another header that is 14ft on the same wall.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I can help
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Can I get back to you in s couple hours?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Is this supporting the attic only? I can size the beam, but you'll need to provide a detail to brace the beam against lateral torsiona buckling since the joists will be below the beam.