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The first part of this two-part webinar will be held on October 17, 2018 and awards 1.5 PDHs.

SJI to Host Webinar on Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists and Girders - Part I

October 8, 2018

FLORENCE, SC - The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) will host Part 1 of a two-part series on "Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders" on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT. Part 1 will discuss and demonstrate the methods to first evaluate existing open web steel joists and Joist Girders for revised loading conditions. This webinar parallels the SJI publication "Technical Digest No. 12: Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders."

The learning objectives include:

  • Identifying the key characteristics of in-place joists.
  • Teaching participants how to determine the original manufacturer and whether the manufacturer can provide any additional documentation.
  • Showing participants how to verify the original design loads and evaluate the joist for the new loads.
  • Discussing procedures to identify the joist components and connections that are inadequate as part of the evaluation. 

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About the Steel Joist Institute

Besides setting standards for the steel joist industry, the Steel Joist Institute works closely with major building code bodies throughout the country helping to develop code regulations regarding steel joists and Joist Girders. The Institute also invests thousands of dollars in research related to steel joists and Joist Girders, and offers a complete library of publications and other training, research and design aids. The Steel Joist Institute is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit or join the Steel Joist Institute LinkedIn group.


Melissa Breer
HLK Agency
Tel: 314.571.6299

J. Kenneth Charles III
Managing Director
Steel Joist Institute
Tel: 843.407.4091