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What can I expect the charge to be for a simple beam calculation for opening up a first floor wall of a two story house?

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Want a 10 ft. long by 5 ft. high opening in existing interior load bearing and shear wall. Will be supported by posts at each end with corner bracing.

Tutor's Assistant: Is there anything else the Structural Engineer should be aware of?

Only that there is a second floor above this opening

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Are you sure it's a sheer wall? Interior walls are not typically sheer walls. That's not always true, but far more often than not
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Only need the size (solid wood beam). Can I get answers for both sheer and non-sheer?
I can give you the size for gravity only here. If it's a shearwall, it will need a lateral analysis with a frame sized to replaced the lost shear strength and stiffness. A larger beam can't do that without frame action
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Ok - then just do the non-sheer (gravity) wall.
Ok. I will call in just a couple minutes
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