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Looking for a the point load ratings for w16x31 beams,

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looking for a the point load ratings for w16x31 beams
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Customer: 43'-0" W16x31 beam need to know max point loads at say 5' from edge, 10' from edge, and 15' from edge
JA: Is there anything else the Expert should be aware of?
Customer: from end i mean
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
the beam is horizontal span, so the point load are vertical (hoists hanging truss)
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  walkereng replied 7 months ago.

I can help

1. So this W16x31 steel beam will be used for lifting trusses?

2. Do you know the grade of steel for the beam (36 ksi or 50 ksi)?

3. Will this beam be able to be laterally braced along it's span anywhere?

Expert:  walkereng replied 6 months ago.

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