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The only problem that I can see is the timber post will shrink.  If you have 5-story then the shrinkage could be problem.

"Seth W. Cutler" <seth(--nospam--at)> wrote:
For some reason, I have it in my head that if you have a steel beam in wood
construction that you can't support it with a wood column. I tried finding
that in UBC 97 but I have not been able to locate a section stating this in
either Chapter 22 or 23.

Did I just make this up? The architect called me on this and now I'm
wondering if I just made this decision because you still have to provide a
positive connection for framing members. The beam is purely for gravity
loads and it's deflection controlling. The architect is doing this on his
own but I told him the steel column requirement and now I'm just wondering
if I should tell him its a connection issue not a code requirement.

Any thoughts would be helpful.


Seth W. Cutler
R. L. Morrison Engineering Co.

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