A Primer on Lateral Load Resisting Frames Using Steel Joists and Joist Girders




This webinar will highlight key points when using open web steel joists and Joist Girders in lateral load resisting systems for wind and seismic loads. The webinar addresses commonly used frames, diaphragms and bracing systems as well as commonly used details and effective ways to communicate the design requirements to the joist manufacturer. SJI Technical Digest 11 is the reference for this webinar.

The learning objectives include:

  • Focus on the use of open web products in several different lateral load resisting systems.
  • Specify how to clarify loads.
  • Provide examples of commonly used connection details.
  • Share tips on how to reduce costs of different systems.