Beam size for a 14' span in basement.

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Hi I Am constructing a home, where hall length size is 20 feet , how much could be the size of steel beam will do. and rest all 12 feet length for rooms and all. and this is for single store house.
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this is definetely a project that requires a structural engineer, and a building permit.
trying to avoid either risks a disaster.....
just my 2 cent.......
every few years someone working on their home has one collapse..
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On Saturday, August 16, 2014 7:19:43 AM UTC-4, bob haller wrote:

Plus, unless you're doing something very unusual, why would you need 12 ft steel beams for "rooms and all"? Typically steel is only for special applications that require carrying the higher load than can be achieved with wood in the same space.
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On 8/16/2014 7:19 AM, bob haller wrote:

There are some standard of beam size and span permitted. You may not need an engineer on a typical structure, but you don't want to skimp at all.
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