I am working on an addition to a building with a concrete block wall 12' tall. The owner would like to remove a 57' long wall and install three 8x8 wood columns with a four ply lvl (57' long) to support the existing trusses. The building is only 28' wide so the tributary width of the roof load is 14'. The columns will bear on an existing foundation wall. What is the best way to provide lateral support for the columns? I will call for a simpson elev. post base to be installed to fasten the bottom of the column to the floor and a post cap on top but how I can provide some kind of lateral support?
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