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SJI to Host Webinar on "Nothing Flat About Steel Joists and Metal Decks on a Pitched Roof" on May 15

May 3, 2019

FLORENCE, SC - The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) will host a webinar on "Nothing Flat About Steel Joists and Metal Decks on a Pitched Roof" on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar will earn 1.5 PDHs for participants. 

Steel joists and steel deck are used to construct economical pitched roofs. This session will provide designers with details and design guidance to help with this situation. Included will be guidance on designing and detailing pitched diaphragms, as well as economical hip roof framing details. 

Participants will learn how to:

  • Describe the factors which impact sloped seats on steel joists,
  • Identify the unique considerations for designing and specifying special profile steel joists,
  • Summarize the general concerns with steel deck on sloping roofs and how to properly specify its support, and
  • Explain the interaction of uplift and shear in steel roof deck diaphragms and how diaphragms are affected by hip roofs.

The webinar will benefit structural engineers, fabricators, detailers and connection design firms who are responsible for steel joist and Joist Girder building designs and their connections. Individuals who are responsible for the design of Joist Girder moment frames that are subjected to gravity and lateral loading as well as those responsible for auditing, reviewing or approving such designs will also benefit. Those with very little design experience as well as those with many years of experience will find the webinar valuable.

For more information, visit SJI at

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