Steel Joist Institute Presents Two-Part Webinar Series

FLORENCE, SC., October 9, 2013 – The Steel Joist Institute announced its final two webinar presentations of 2013, a two-part series titled “Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists.” The webinar series will discuss and demonstrate the methods to first evaluate and then modify existing Open Web Steel Joists for revised loading conditions. The webinars parallel the SJI publication, Technical Digest No. 12.

The two-part series is ideal for structural engineers and engineering managers or supervisors responsible for the design and qualification of building structures and structural components. The webinars will identify the key characteristics of in place joists; provide an understanding of how to verify the original design loads and evaluate the joist for new loads; demonstrate and discuss several methods and practices to modify existing joists; address the realistic limits of modifications; and identify examples where the joist lengths are altered.

The first installation of the series will be held on Wednesday, October 16 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. (EDT), with Part 2 following on Wednesday, November 20 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (EST). Individual and site registration for the October Part 1 webinar is now available online at, and registration for the November Part 2 webinar is available online at

Individual registration cost is $40.00 and each person who registers will receive his or her own link to the webinar and earn 0.15 CEUs, 1.5 PDHs or 1.5 LUs. Site registration also is available for $160.00, allowing multiple attendees from the same company to utilize one link to the webinar.

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 and research aids. The Steel Joist Institute is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit or join the Steel Joist LinkedIn group.

Erin Smith
Tel: 314.571.6313