October 18 – Joist and Deck in Lateral Load System


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Steel joists, metal decks and fasteners are often components of wind or seismic lateral load systems. This webinar focuses on practical methods to introduce shear into the system; redistribution of shear within the diaphragm; and transfer of shear to collectors, frames or shear walls. Subtopics include rigid vs. flexible, strength vs. stiffness, and connection design.

This webinar is provided by the Steel Joist Institute in partnership with the Steel Deck Institute. Participants can earn 1.5 PDHs.

Learning Objectives

  • Review of traditional shear mechanics to determine reactions and shear flow.
  • Understand shear stiffness and recognize when demands are rigid, flexible or a compromise of both.
  • Understand component capacities and limitations of joists, decks and fasteners.
  • Use online tools to facilitate analyses and expedite diaphragm shear design.


Date: October 18, 2023
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET

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.

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 webinars@steeljoist.org 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.

NOTE: Since many companies are working remote please let us know if you need individual links for remote attendance for your site registration.

Forms of Payment

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

Additional information

Registration type

Individual, Site