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Old 05-24-2011, 11:04 AM   #1
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Hi. I'm new here. I'm currently in an engineering class at my high school, but dont know how to determine the size of the beams that I need for my building. Can anybody offer any advice?
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:59 PM   #3
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tried that, didnt find anything
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Your engineering teacher or books should have some instructions to use..... allowing for local building codes for both one and two story buildings. There should be some simple formulas to calculate based on load, support span, type of materials used, etc.

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...I tried it too. Got 9.5million results.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:42 PM   #6
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Youíre engineering class teacher should provide you with standard building code calculation specís for one and two story dwellings to size the beams needed. If they are over sized then he should show you how to calculate the load that is required.
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Maybe read your high school engineering class textbook?
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:02 PM   #8
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Western Wood Products Assn has some handy tools that run on excel that can probably help you out.
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