steel beam

Clearance of Steel Beams in a Crawlspace

by Jim Houlette, PE February 9, 2018

For any elevated structural you need to provide sufficient space below the framing members to meet code requirements.  But there are several other reasons why you should provide additional clearance. If you are building a structural floor with wood joists you must provide 18” clearance […]

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Got to Love Big Steel Beams

by Jim Houlette, PE May 8, 2012
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I recently revisited a custom home we designed in Evergreen.  The architecture required a large cantilever of the roof framing.  An awesome look! But it has it’s cost, a large steel beam.  I love designing with steel and appreciated the size of this steel beam […]

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