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I’ll check for bi-axial bending, and use a HUC hanger welded to HSS columns. 


David A. Topete, SE


From: Mark L. Puccio [mailto:mpuccio(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 2:14 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Cc: solandt(--nospam--at)
Subject: Wood header out of plane load


We have a 22’ long header across a store front which supports only the dead load from the infill wall above the header to the eave – a separate beam supports the roof load.  The header frames into steel columns on either side. 


My question concerns addressing the wind load on the store front and transferring it back to the steel through the header.  Do most of you in practice design wood headers for biaxial bending? If so what about torsion? What is the best method of transferring the out of plane reaction into the column – some kind of Simpson tie?


Mark L. Puccio P.E.,S.E.