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Re: steel beams bearing on wood columns

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I've done it before as long as I can get a decent connection of the steel to the top of the built up column. I would weld a CC column cap to the steel flange and bolt through the columns, but I would try to use a solid member rather than a built up 2x column. Also, if the load is high, then you have to justify buckling in the column and may find that you can sandwich a HSS or PxSTD column between the trimmer stud and an adjacent king stud. Don't forget to check the need of a larger foundation.

Ted Ryan wrote:

I have done it before, don't see why not.
Ted Ryan

    ----- Original Message -----
    *From:* Ken Peoples <mailto:kspeoples(--nospam--at)>
    *To:* Seaint <mailto:seaint(--nospam--at)>
    *Sent:* Monday, January 17, 2005 8:55 AM
    *Subject:* steel beams bearing on wood columns

    I have a client (architect) who would like me to bear my steel
    beams on built-up wood columns (several 2x6's).  I can't say that
    I have ever seen this done and wondered whether there are any code
    reasons not to as long as I can make all of the stress conditions
    work and they tell me that wood is not an issue as far as fire is
    concerned.  Thanks in advance for your help.
Best regards, Ken Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
    Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
    1584 Weaversville Road
    Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610-262-6345
    Email: kpeoples(--nospam--at) <mailto:kpeoples(--nospam--at)>

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