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# How do you calculate the weight of a steel I-beam?

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The weight of an I-beam is calculated by taking the weight per meter (or foot) value and multiplying it by the total length of the beam. The weight per unit value is usually provided by a steel beam manufacturer.

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The weight per meter or foot of a beam is dependent on not only the height and width of the beam but also the thickness of the steel used. The weight of a steel beam affects many factors in the construction process, including the amount of load force that can be supported by the beam as well as how much force is necessary to support it.

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