Structural Engineering

Ask Structural Engineering Questions and Get Expert Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Structural Engineering

I HAVE A WALL TO TAKE OUT OF AN INTERNAL BUILDING IN A

Customer Question
FACTORY.IT HAS ONLY CEILING LOAD...
I HAVE A WALL TO TAKE OUT OF AN INTERNAL BUILDING IN A FACTORY.IT HAS ONLY CEILING LOAD AND STRUCTOR FLOOR AS ACSESS ON TOP. THERE IS 280X65 LAMINATED BEAMS AT 1200 CENTRES SPANNING 8.5 METRES AS A ROOF STRUCTURE. PART OF THE BUILDING IS ALREADY OPEN FOR THE FULL SPAN. IS THERE ANY NEED FOR EXTRA BEAMS TO SUPPORT THIS SPAN .WALL THAT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE SUPPORTING.
JA: OK. Is there anything else the structural engineer should be aware of?
Customer: I DONT BELIEVE SO
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Structural Engineering
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Answered in 4 hours by:
11/15/2016
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 1 year ago
walkereng
walkereng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 2,875
Experience: Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.
Verified

Do you have any pictures you can share with me?

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 1 year ago

There is a button on the Chat Window that lets you attach files.

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Unfortunately not.. Beams are laminated timber not laminated veneer.. Lvl. Well supported at each end and do appear to fly over the internal walls.. One area 3.6m wide already clear spanning the full 8.5m. Structure is an office block within a large factory.. No roof load only ceiling and associated trim below and particle board flooring above.
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 1 year ago

If the office was added after the original building construction, then the walls of the office most likely only support the roof over the office and not the roof over the entire building.

I could not give you a specific answer without any pictures of the actual configuration.

If you can take a few pictures (up close and back a way) in the next few days and share them with me, that would work. There is no hurry on my end.

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
office block completely separate within factory.. Really just need to know the allowable span for 280x65 laminated beams with very minimal load. Part of the office is already open to full span and shows no sign of sagging after many years.. Just looking for some confirmation on allowable span..cheers
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 1 year ago

Would you be able to take some pictures? I really need to see your configuration. You know what they say, a picture is worth a thousand words!

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Unfortunately not.. Will not be back on-site til the factory Christmas shut down.. Photos may not make things obvious anyway.. Had to pull air-conditioning ducts out to see construction.. Am happy with how the beams are supported at either end.. Just after some guidance on the spans. Beams are block laminated not lvl veneer laminated.. Cheers
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 1 year ago

The only way I can really guide you for sure is if I have a few pictures.

Can you have someone who is at the factory location now, take some pictures and text them to you and then you can send them to me?

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I understand that pictures probably should have been taken but at the time didn't think they would show much.. Was not looking for legal guarantees just some guidance.. Have found span tables that I believe suit the situation.. Rafters with ceiling load..+ minimal roof load that suggest the span is ok as I can see in the area that is already without a dividing wall. Unless there is something you can add that I may not have thought of.. Thank you for your time.. Cheers anthony.
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 1 year ago

I also understand.

I can give you some general guidance.

Like I said earlier, if the office was added after the original building construction, then the walls of the office most likely only support the roof over the office and not the roof over the entire building.

Another thing you can look at, since your building is most likely large, if there are equal roof spans in areas of the building without an office and they have the same roof beams spanning the larger clear span, then the roof beams you have for the roof over the office zone should work.

I hope this helps.

If you feel you have received a satisfactory answer to your question, click the Rating button that is appropriate. Experts are credited for each adequately Rated answer they provide. If you have additional questions, please let me know. Thanks

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Structural Engineer: walkereng, Consultant replied 1 year ago

Let me know if you have any more questions.

Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Ask walkereng Your Own Question
walkereng
walkereng
walkereng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 2,875
2,875 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.

walkereng is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

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:

walkereng

walkereng

Consultant

2,875 satisfied customers

Over 30 years of Structural Engineering experience.

vgdlpc

vgdlpc

Master's Degree

17 satisfied customers

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

StructuralEng

StructuralEng

Consultant

6,157 satisfied customers

Structural Engineer

Matt

Matt

Engineer

42 satisfied customers

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

ibosley

ibosley

Master's Degree

88 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineering

Ellen

Ellen

Consultant

109 satisfied customers

attorney and legal researcher

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Attorney

142 satisfied customers

45 years old, retired Marine Officer, current attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Structural Engineering Questions
I'm having a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, to get
I'm having a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, to get financing, on a property I own, that is on septic. The previous owner had a lot of trash on the property. Should I do any specific clean up t… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
2,875 satisfied customers
I have contract with GC ,we're not behind work with
I have contract with GC ,we're not behind work with project.they were behind because lack of employee and there work on correct with plan and now he's trying to back charge me with liquid date damage.… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
We have an 18,000lb park model 32' x 11'9" one story. My
we have an 18,000lb park model 32' x 11'9" one story. My husband put it on round concrete column footers 12" in diameter 24" in ground, which is sandy soil in Horntown Va. There are 10- 5 on each side… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
My question is how much weight can a 4" x 6" beam 16'
good morning, my question is how much weight can a 4" x 6" wood beam 16' long support with only 2 4" x 6" vertical wood beam on each end? … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
Need to install a load bearing i beam in a barn the strech
need to install a load bearing i beam in a barn the strech is 23 feet long it carries the weight of the upstairs loft … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
What size beam do I need - knocking an internal solid wall
Hi What size beam do I need - knocking an internal solid wall to open up kitchen / dining area, think the wall is load-bearing for one floor above (and small attic space) although wall above is stud. … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
I'm building a garage at my home and have a question on the
Good morning.I'm building a garage at my home and have a question on the need for rafter/ collar ties and if I should install 2x4 struts from the rafter to the joist. The joist assembly is a full box … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
I have a house in eastern Canada. It was built in 1974. The
I have a house in eastern Canada. It was built in 1974. The owner constructed this house himself. We are looking to beef up the structure and try to eliminate the what we believe is excessive floor bo… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
Looking to remove load bearing wall on the first floor of my
looking to remove load bearing wall on the first floor of my 1940s home. the beam span will be 15ft 3in and the depth of the house is 26ft. the beam will support second floor as well as the 3rd floor … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
I am building a floating desk that spans 16.5'. I am looking
I am building a floating desk that spans 16.5'. I am looking to support the desk between 2 walls so I need a steel beam to hold the desk. … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
I want a 19" steel tube style beam across my back yard to
I want a 19" steel tube style beam across my back yard to mount five strings of lights... so no real weight to carry... just no sag or bow... I'm hoping 2x6 11 ga tube is ok? … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
I have specific hole sizes that I need to obtain, which will
I have specific hole sizes that I need to obtain, which will be determined as predicated on the pressure and flow that will be funneled through each. Can you help figure out the size holes I need from… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
Metal building 40'x50'x14' 1:12 36' span what is the best
Hi there , metal building 40'x50'x14' 1:12 36' span what is the best size beam to go with ,… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
I. I have a garage 22'x22' and I need a beam for the ceiling
I have a garage 22'x22' and I need a beam for the ceiling joist at the halfway point...how big should it be? … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
I have an inside wall under a purlin support. I want to
I have an inside wall under a purlin support. I want to create a cased opening and take out 12' of wall. It had 3 window openings where I want to take out the section. They had 2x8 headers above the o… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
Need to calculate the size of H beam or beam For 20 ft span
Need to calculate the size of H beam or wood beam For 20 ft span one floor house … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
I want to know the lowest profile header i can use for an 8
i want to know the lowest profile header i can use for an 8 foot span … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 satisfied customers
I want to remove a wall and replace with a beam, preferably.
I want to remove a wall and replace with a beam, preferably wood. Span is just under 21'. Originally, was an exterior wall with gable. Ceiling joists run perpendicular to this wall, but common rafters… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
6,157 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.

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