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Old 2019-02-20, 08:56 PM
BartBandy BartBandy is offline
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Required bearing for beams in Part 9 of the OBC is 3 1/2".

Steel beams are typically supported by steel posts or concrete/masonry walls. The connection between a built-up wood post and a steel beam is awkward. I can't recall if the requirement for a steel, concrete or masonry support is in the building code or not. Haven't designed one of those in a while, but I used to only spec steel posts.
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