Removal of a load bearing wall


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Old 10-15-14, 04:10 AM
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Removal of a load bearing wall

I am a Civil Engineering student at Uni of Liverpool, UK. I have an assignment to design a beam to support the removal of a load bearing wall for a 3 storey residential building.

I am not asking anyone to do it for me, but asking if anyone has any links/ copies of any documents with examples of the calculations involving the removal of a load bearing wall.

Many thanks in advance.
Ron.
 
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Old 10-15-14, 02:55 PM
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I don't have any links for you but if I had to do it, I would build temporary support walls on both sides, remove the wall & in it's place, install a steel I-beam header.
 
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wouldn't that defeat the purpose of education ? ce's & architects routinely use pre-sketch'd details on their plans
 
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Old 10-16-14, 09:08 AM
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I have an assignment to design a beam to support the removal of a load bearing wall
A beam to temporarily support the structure during wall removal or a beam to replace the load bearing wall ? You are talking about two distinctive issues.
 
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it is a load bearing wall, thanks
 
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Old 10-19-14, 11:22 PM
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a beam to replace the load bearing wall, thanks
 
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Don't forget about possible shear value.
 
 

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