Technical Digest 6 Design of Steel Joist Roofs to Resist Uplift Loads


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The Steel Joist Institute has completely revised Technical Digest 6. The Technical Digest consist of 49 pages of up-to-date information regarding the effects of wind forces on steel joists. ASCE 7 is the consensus standard for determination of wind forces. Technical Digest 6 contains examples for designing K and LH Series Joists to resist upward wind forces as well as for wind force determination in accordance with ASCE 7-10.  It also includes:

  • Discussion of revised IBC 2012 / ASCE 7-10 Load Combinations
  • Updated design examples
  • Seat anchorage capacities

Chapters include:

  • General nature of wind loads
  • Roof design to resist uplift loads
  • ASCE/SEI 7-10 wind pressure calculations to determine uplift loading for joists and joist girders
  • Presentation of uplift design criteria to joist manufacturer
  • End anchorage for uplift loads
  • Bottom chord bridging for uplift loads
  • Joist design for uplift
  • Summary and conclusions

Published Sixth Edition April 2012

Additional information

Weight 0.5625 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × .50 in
Publication type

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