Posted by Manuel Oliveros on December 10, 2002 at 09:42:23:
In Reply to: Wood Deck Loads posted by ev bosque on December 09, 2002 at 13:07:25:
I don't manage to figure your structure ... Say you use what you call pilings as columns only in one side (the other being supported directly by the ground), that would make 16 feet spans. (One could follow imagining) ...
So better enlist professional help. With proper understanding say myself from Spain could deliver to you one sizing able to support any reasonalbe loads for your scheme. Still, there are codes applicable locally that any building must meet, and naturally a generic architect of somewhere in the world won't be up to date to the specific requirements in your area. These things can well be served by your local architects or other able and entitled structural designers.
This said, given what you name (and with no calculation whatsoever) with proper construction you likely will find more problems in the main beams than your columns for your expressed sections.
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