Unformatted text preview: weighs 68 pounds pre foot. 5. The top of a beam is often coped so its top surface can lay even with the girder that it is attached to. The bottom is coped so that it is easier to slide the beam in from above. 6. Composite construction allows a steel beam or deck with concrete fill to act together, which allows for the use of lighter steel. 7. Steel is better then wood in fire because it is no combustible and will not add to the fire. Steel does lose much of its structural integrity during a fire so special care must be taken to protect it....
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- Spring '08
- Tensile strength, Composite material, I-beam