Balconies On Wooden Cantilevered Joists ?

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    teak
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    Even in Ireland, even with purely ornamental balconies for flower pots and such-like, you’d see steel joists supporting them.

    And I don’t think this is because of our rainy weather either.

    It’s just because the strength requirements and the anticipated design life of this structural component.

    Sure, steel has got a lot dearer in the last 10-15 years with a surge in demand from India and China.
    But it’s not so dear that building codes should allow intrinsically unsuitable materials as a substitute for it in critical applications.

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    In North America, almost everything residential that size would be made of lumber or laminated i-beams. The remainder of the building may be wood framed with concrete stairwell and lift shafts, so i wouldn’t find it surprising at all.

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    Hard to believe that buildings in this area (Oakland, California) are required by code to withstand earthquakes.

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    Even in Ireland, even with purely ornamental balconies for flower pots and such-like, you’d see steel joists supporting them.

    And I don’t think this is because of our rainy weather either.

    It’s just because the strength requirements and the anticipated design life of this structural component.

    Sure, steel has got a lot dearer in the last 10-15 years with a surge in demand from India and China.
    But it’s not so dear that building codes should allow intrinsically unsuitable materials as a substitute for it in critical applications.

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    In North America, almost everything residential that size would be made of lumber or laminated i-beams. The remainder of the building may be wood framed with concrete stairwell and lift shafts, so i wouldn’t find it surprising at all.

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    Hard to believe that buildings in this area (Oakland, California) are required by code to withstand earthquakes.

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