Bridging for Open Web Steel Joists


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The Steel Joist Institute hosts special guest speaker, Ronald D. Ziemian, Ph.D., P.E., for the webinar “Bridging for Open Web Steel Joists”. Bridging is an integral part of any steel joist system and this webinar explores all aspects of bridging from the underlying theory to installation details. The SJI has made significant changes to the Specification requirements for bridging over the last decade, and conducted new research to confirm and advance the understanding of the role bridging plays in bracing steel joists. This webinar is a preview to the upcoming SJI Technical Digest No. 2 on bridging.

This webinar:

  • Addresses the three distinct bracing roles that steel joists bridging serves.
  • Explores the theory for determining the required number of bridging rows, the type of bridging, and the sizing of the bridging.
  • Demonstrates the use of the current SJI Specification to meet all of these requirements for K-Series, LH/DLH-Series and Joist Girders.
  • Shows typical details for both standard and special bridging application.

Ron Ziemian is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. He serves on the AISC, AISI, and Aluminum Association Specification Committees and is active with the Steel Joist Institute.