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Oh, sorry, I was thinking more in terms of a composite tube-and-wide flange

And HSS is not as expensive now as it once was, due to economies of scale. I.e.
they are more commonly used, and so more reasonably priced.

In the situation you describe (and depending upon the detailing) HSS may be more
economical than C for your composite member.

Scott Maxwell wrote:
> A tube is certainly a good choice in this type of condition.  However, it
> may or may not accomplish one of the stated goals...reduce the cost from a
> W16x77 beam.