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I am not quite sure of how the roof system bears on the masonry lintel.
If the roof system bears on the block which bears on the lintel, the
lintel will be unsupported.  If the roof system bears directly on the
beam, then the lintel could be considered supported.

Brian McDonald P.Eng

-----Original Message-----
From: John P. Riley [mailto:jpriley485(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 7:27 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Steel lintel beam

Because the roof framing provides lateral bracing for the lintel, I intended
to suggest that a note be placed on the plan, such as "roof joists and deck
must be fully installed prior to applying masonry to lintel."

But then I got to thinking, the roof joists and (partial) deck are load to
the lintel prior to the diaphragm being fully installed.  Is it necessary to
dictate temporary bracing?
John P. Riley, PE, SE
Riley Engineering
20 Oakwood Drive, Blue Grass, Iowa 52726
Tel & Fax:  319-381-3949

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