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SJI to Host Webinar on Retrofitting of Existing Buildings With Steel Joists

July 8, 2019

FLORENCE, SC - The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) will host a webinar on "Retrofitting of Existing Buildings With Steel Joists" on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar will award 1.5 PDHs. 

This webinar will have three parts. Firstly we will discuss and show examples of joists needing to be retrofitted. Secondly, we will demonstrate methods to evaluate existing open web steel joists and Joist Girders for revised loading conditions. The last part will demonstrate the methods with examples of how to modify existing open web joists. This webinar parallels the Steel Joist Institute publication, Technical Digest No. 12 “Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders."

The learning objectives include: 

  • Show example of joists that can be retrofitted and example where joists should not be retrofitted.
  • Identify the key characteristics of in place joists.
  • Demonstrate how to determine who the original manufacturer was and whether they can provide any additional documentation.
  • Show how to verify the original design loads and evaluate the joist for the new loads.
  • Give several methods and practices to modify existing joists to increase the load carrying capacity.
  • Provide details that are commonly used to increase the load carrying capacity of a joist component. 

For more information or to register, visit https://steeljoist.org/product/july-17-retrofitting-of-existing-buildings-with-steel-joists/.

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 www.steeljoist.org or join the Steel Joist Institute LinkedIn group. 

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Contact:
Melissa Breer
HLK Agency
Tel. 314.571.6299

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