Steel Joist Institute Standards Open for Review

FLORENCE, SC., February 26, 2014 – The 2015 draft of the Steel Joist Institute’s “Single Joist Standard Specification for K-, LH-, and DLH-Series and Joist Girders” will be available for public review until May 31, 2014. The consolidation effort of these three separate American National Standards (ANS) into one ANS will eliminate contradictions between the series and provide a simplified approach for the specifying professional.

These specifications will be available for download on the SJI website at along with the review forms. Please submit comments online, or by sending comments to Ken Charles, SJI’s managing director, at by May 31, 2014, for consideration. Printed copies of the specification document also are available for $24 by calling (843) 407-4091.

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
HLK Agency
Tel: 314.571.6313

J. Kenneth Charles, III
Managing Director, Steel Joist Institute
Tel: 843-407-4091