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November 18 – Floor Joists Made Easy


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Product Description

Steel joists provide an economical and efficient structural framing option for constructing steel deck supported concrete floor systems. This webinar discusses the usage of K, LH, DLH, and CJ-Series joists in concrete floors and suggests typical span / depth ratios for each type of steel joist.

Open web steel joists permit the easy passage of plumbing, electrical, and HVAC without having to cut special web openings. For large HVAC ducts, the joist manufacturer can design special Vierendeel openings within the webs of the steel joists. Joist manufacturers can provide Building Information Models (BIM) showing joist web layout and opening sizes to facilitate HVAC design.

This webinar will introduce the Steel Joist Institute’s (SJI’s) Floor Bay Tool to assist in making economical comparisons with varying joist types, joist spacings, joist depths, and joist spans.
Various types of joist seats will be discussed along with potential applications where each type of seat may be particularly advantageous.

The SJI new “Expanded” LH -Series tables provide more options for typical heavier floor loads. This webinar will briefly describe these new tables and outline associated benefits.
Vibration behavior of steel joist supported concrete floors can be accurately predicted in the design phase. Resources available to assist with floor vibration calculations will be discussed.

This webinar is provided by the Steel Joist Institute. Participants can earn 1.5 PDHs.

Learning Objectives

  • Review benefits for utilizing SJI’s steel joists in steel deck supported concrete floor systems.
  • Share information about SJI’s expanded LH-Series load tables and how these new tables provide more options for designing with standard LH joists in typical floors.
  • Develop an understanding of the various types of steel joist bearing seats and preferred applications for each.
  • Communicate how SJI’s free Excel-based Floor Bay Tool can assist in comparing different design options as well as estimating construction costs for steel joist floors.
  • Discuss current resources and programs available for predicting the vibrational behavior of steel joist supported floor systems.

Who Should Attend This Webinar?

Structural engineers, fabricators, detailers and connection design firms that are responsible for steel joist and Joist Girder building designs and their connections. Those with very little design experience as well as those with many years of experience will find the course beneficial.

Professional Development Hours

Each participant will earn 1.5 PDHs and receive a certificate of completion from SJI.

NOTE: If you are licensed in North Carolina, please submit your license number to SJI at as this is required to issue your PDH certificate. If you are registering for a site registration, we will need the license number for any attendee who is licensed in North Carolina.

Registration Fees

Registration is $75 per person for individual and $300 for site registration.

NOTE: Individual registration provides unique links for login for each individual you register. You will need to email the names and email addresses of the additional individuals you purchase an individual registration for so they can receive their unique link.

Site registration provides one link for login, allowing multiple people to view the webinar in one room.

Forms of Payment

Payments may be made online using a credit card. You may also pay by check, payable to SJI Webinars.

Webinar Day Schedule

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Webinar: 1:00–2:15 p.m. (EST)

Q&A session: 2:15–2:30 p.m. (EST)