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Oops, your right. 18x40 at 3' on center.

So...maybe that architect wasn't the one with the screw loose?
Jordan


Mike Jones wrote:
The original floor beams appear to be W18x40, at least to my poor eyes.

M.
  
-----Original Message-----
From: Jordan Truesdell, PE [mailto:seaint1(--nospam--at)truesdellengineering.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 9:16 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Constructability article in April MSC

Did anyone else see the constructibility article on p28 of 
MSC this month and think, "the architect must have been 
crazy"??  The gist of the article is that by doing a full 
review and redesign using modern BIM and  having the 
independent SE using the same software as the fabricator, 
they saved hundreds of thousands of dollars and eliminated 
78% of the beams in a building. It sounds very impressive 
until you look at what the A/E had done to start with: an 8" 
deep steel beam depth spanning (I'm guessing) a 30' to 40' 
bay. They had W8x40s on 3' 
centers!   Most of the efficiency seems to come from 
increasing the beam 
depth to 18" and more than tripling the beam spacing.

    
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