The information presented herein is designed to be used by licensed professional engineers and architects who are competent to make a professional assessment of its accuracy, suitability and applicability. The information presented herein has been developed by the Steel Joist Institute and is produced in accordance with recognized engineering principles. The SJI and its committees have made a concerted effort to present accurate, reliable, and useful information on the design of steel joists and Joist Girders. The presentation of the material contained herein is not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of the Steel Joist Institute. Any person making use of this information does so at one’s own risk and assumes all liability arising from such use.