Structural Engineering

Ask Structural Engineering Questions and Get Expert Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

What can I expect the charge to be for a simple beam

What can I expect...

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?

Tutor's Assistant: OK. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.

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

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Answered in 9 minutes by:
10/22/2017
StructuralEng
StructuralEng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 7,630
Experience: Structural Engineer
Verified
Hello
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Do you need the actual calculations or just the size?
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
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
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 6 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
Ask Your Own Structural Engineering Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok - then just do the non-sheer (gravity) wall.
Ok. I will call in just a couple minutes
StructuralEng
StructuralEng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 7,630
Experience: Structural Engineer
Verified
StructuralEng and 87 other Structural Engineering Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
ok - standing by for response
Phone call session started
Was this answer helpful?
Ask StructuralEng Your Own Question
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
StructuralEng, Consultant
Category: Structural Engineering
Satisfied Customers: 7,630
7,630 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Structural Engineer

StructuralEng 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

2,637 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

7,630 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
419x79 oregan GL 13 (F14) Beam. As an intermediate beam used
419x79 oregan GL 13 (F14) Beam. As an intermediate beam used on a skillion roof (RLW 2.4) with a pitch of 20 degrees, how far can it span? … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 satisfied customers
I'm building a trail bridge that needs to free span 30'. the
I'm building a trail bridge that needs to free span 30'. the bridge will be pedestrian and biking, but could also be used by ATVs or golf carts. I estimate max load distributed over 10' of the bridge … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,637 satisfied customers
Question about layout of roof trusses and insulating the tin
question about layout of roof trusses and insulating the tin roof of my small old farm house cottage … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 satisfied customers
2nd floor garage loft with span of 15.5' I have a garage
i have a garage with tall ceilings. the current ceiling rafters are 2x6 and span 16'.. id like to utilize the storage up there since is 6' to the ridge. because of this height i'd like to put a staircase in the back of the garage to access the attic space/ceiling space... i don't want to shrink the attic space even by an inch hence, stay with the 2x6 ceiling joists and 16' spans... my thoughts are to add either 4x6x16' every 12" on center to make it sturdy up there to walk around on, after i lay down 3/4" t/g plywood. … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,637 satisfied customers
I have eleven feet of a interior 2x6 wall that is supporting
hello i have eleven feet of a interior 2x6 wall that is supporting roof trusses. i would like to remove wall and replace with a beam. what kind of beam steel or a glb? size? … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,637 satisfied customers
I am screening in my deck and my deck is L-Shaped. the first
i am screening in my deck and my deck is L-Shaped. the first 10 feet i used 14' 2X6 rafters . this other part is 20' from my wall to the end of the deck. In order to run the rafters the same way i wou… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 satisfied customers
Please see two attachments, 1) is Grade Plane Definition
Hi Walker,Please see two attachments, 1) is Grade Plane Definition B and, 2) is Grade Plane Definition 2016 – 2017 CBC. I know 2) is from the state's web site and 1) the city of San Francisco's DBI pr… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,637 satisfied customers
I need design for a post frame structure. I would like to
I need design for a post frame structure. I would like to know beam sizes and purlin sizes. … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,637 satisfied customers
Looking to have some loads calculated for trusses. Have a
have a floor plan and truss plan need to know if it will support weight for certain items. … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 satisfied customers
Looking to build a Pergola over a restaurant patio. Would
Looking to build a Pergola over a restaurant patio. Would like to span 32 feet without middle posts. Is this possible? Total dimensions are 22 x 32. One side of the 32' dimension is against the existi… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 satisfied customers
I am removing an interior bearing wall. Span will be 18',
I am removing an interior bearing wall. Span will be 18', hand framed roof trusses with no vertical support in the middle. What size been can I get away with using? I would hanger the bottom cords to … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 satisfied customers
Im trying to mount a ceiling tv mount to a ceiling joist,
Im trying to mount a ceiling tv mount to a ceiling joist, but im unsure if it can take the load … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 satisfied customers
I currently looking at options on replacing a support beam
Hi I currently looking at options on replacing a support beam in my basement. I live in a bungalow. The beam spans 30'. It supports the main floor and the 2nd(basically attic converted to 2 small bedr… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,637 satisfied customers
I am needing to span at distance of 19' with an I beam. The
I am needing to span at distance of 19' with an I beam. The beam will be supporting the floor of an upstairs area and a roof. The beam will be support by two additional beams on each end used as colum… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 satisfied customers
I have an attic above my garage, I am wondering what the
I have an attic above my garage, I am wondering what the load weight would be per sq foot. 2x10 floor joist on 16" centers spanning 20'. Drywall ceiling and 1/4 plywood floor in attic. … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 satisfied customers
I recently followed a swing set design i saw that uses 6x6
i recently followed a swing set design i saw that uses 6x6 posts and a 4x6 top beam (12ft long). the 4x6 was laid horizontally. now i am unsure of the support of the 4x6 the way it was laid. … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 satisfied customers
I am interested in purchasing a vacant residential lot in
Second opinion] I am interested in purchasing a vacant residential lot in NYS, which is about 1/2 acre, and sloped. The owner did not have a survey or any engineering done on the property. According t… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
2,637 satisfied customers
I live in a new high-rise building. When surface wind hits
Hi, I live in a new high-rise building. When surface wind hits 15 to 20 mph, my one wall starts to creek. Wall is standard rock sheet with metal studs. Wall is only 4'' thick. No plumbing in wall and … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
7,630 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