Steel Beams Spans

(1)  The spans for steel beams with laterally supported top flanges shall conform to Table for floors and Tables A-20 to A-29 for roofs and floors.

(2)  Beams described in Sentence (1) shall at least meet the requirements for Grade 350 W steel in CSA G40.21, “Structural Quality Steel”.

(3)  A beam may be considered to be laterally supported if,

    (a)   the wood joists bear on its top flange at intervals of 610 mm or less over its entire length,

    (b)   the load being applied to this beam is transmitted through the joists, and               

(c) 19 mm by 38 mm wood strips in contact with the top flange are nailed on both sides of the beam to the bottom of the joist supported


Article Ontario Regulation 332/12 Building Code,   Information published by for educational purposes only.