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Steel Joist Institute Webinar

  • 15 Jul 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Webinar: Lessons Learned: Do’s and Don’ts for Specifying Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders


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July 15, 2020

1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

This webinar is the result of many years of practical experience in the specification and design of open web steel joists and Joist Girders. The information provided will give best practices to clearly specify loads, deflections, geometry, bridging, and details for common and uncommon usages of open web steel products. We have collected many examples of the “right ways” and the “wrong ways” to provide information on contract drawings and specifications. We will explain how to improve structural drawings from the open web joist perspective, resulting in fewer RFIs and fewer questions on the approval drawings.


  • Review the information required when using joists and Joist Girders
  • Share information from past projects to show the best practices (do’s) to employ for general notes, loads, designating joist and Joist Girders, and various connection details
  • Explain what should be avoided (don’ts) to ensure that projects with joists and Joist Girders are completed with minimal interruptions, i.e., RFIs
  • Discuss the 44th Edition of the SJI Standard Specifications, which were adopted in January 2015 and will be used as a reference
  • Communicate changes in the specifications

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Free Download 44th Edition Catalog


The new 44th Edition Standard Specifications Load Tables and Weight Tables for Steel Joists and Joist Girders catalog provides a more practical approach to better define the actual use of the products in the catalog. Any updates to the Specification are ANSI certified through consensus approval. Download the digital copy for free or purchase a printed copy today.


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