Failed Vignette - Large space question

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Failed Vignette - Large space question

Postby Smwaller6 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:28 am

I failed this exam because of the vignette. The only possible error I can think of were the joists spanning the large open space. The room measured 34’ x 35’, so went with the 34’ direction, which made me nervous to span longer than the 30’ rule of thumb.

Is a beam permitted in the middle of the room? If so, I would have been able to take the joists down to 17’.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Re: Failed Vignette - Large space question

Postby Coach » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:24 pm

Smwaller6 wrote:I failed this exam because of the vignette. The only possible error I can think of were the joists spanning the large open space. The room measured 34’ x 35’, so went with the 34’ direction, which made me nervous to span longer than the 30’ rule of thumb.

Understandable but probably not why you failed.

Is a beam permitted in the middle of the room?

Why not?

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