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SJI to Host Webinar on Properly Specifying Steel Joists on February 20, 2019

January 31, 2019

FLORENCE, SC — The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) is hosting a webinar on "Properly Specifying Steel Joists" on Tuesday, February 20, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs. 

Open web steel joists are an efficient, economical method of framing building floors and roofs, but there are some basics that should be covered in the structural design and specifying process. This webinar will highlight the current codes and specifications that apply to steel joist construction and provide insight into the best way to plan your next project. Practical guidance will be provided to both avoid unnecessary RFIs and to maximize system economy.

The learning objective include:

  • Proper use of reference standards,
  • Avoiding common pitfalls and unnecessary RFIs,
  • Tips for economy with the specified steel joist system, and
  • Awareness of design tools available from the Steel Joist Institute.

For more information and to register, visit

About 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