Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists (Part I)


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This is part one of a two part series to discuss and demonstrate the methods to modify existing open web steel joists for revised loading conditions. This webinar parallels the Steel Joist Institute publication, Technical Digest No. 12 “Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders”.

This webinar:

  • Identifies the key characteristics of in place joists.
  • Teaches you how to determine who the original manufacturer was and whether they can provide any additional documentation.
  • Shows you how to verify the original design loads and evaluate the joist for the new loads.
  • As part of the evaluation, procedures will be discussed to identify the joist components and connections that are inadequate.