Historical Load Tables

These tables originally appeared in the Steel Joist Institute Specifications and Load Tables, commonly referred to as a catalog, beginning with the first edition published in 1932.

Each load table was accompanied by notes and instructions covering assumptions and other important information. For an in-depth review of all of this information, the SJI suggests the current compilation of all years’ specifications and load tables – 90 Years of Open Web Steel Joist Construction, available on this site at 90 Years.

The Load Tables are available for free PDF downloads.

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SJ-Series1928-1959Longspan1953-1961
S-Series1959-1961LA-Series1961-1966
J-Series1961-1978LH-Series1961-present
H-Series1961-1986LJ-Series1967-1978
K-Series1985-currentDLH-Series1970-present
DLJ-Series1970-1978