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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what size girts in my spacing
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year ago.

I can help

Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year 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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its a existing steel building, i want o add living space above the warehouse and plan on using steel i beam
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Spaning is 36' across
and what should my spacing be and size of i beam
Expert:  walkereng replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.

Let me know when you come back online.

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