Steel Joist Institute Presents Part One of "Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders" Webinar

FLORENCE, S.C., September 26, 2017 – The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) is hosting the “Evaluation and Modification of Open Web Steel Joists and Joist Girders” webinar on Wednesday, October 18 from 3:00-4:15 p.m. (EST), followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

The first of a two-part series, this webinar parallels “Technical Digest No. 12.” Presenters will discuss and demonstrate the methods to first evaluate existing open web steel joists and Joist Girders for revised loading conditions.

Learning objectives for this webinar include identifying the key characteristics of in-place joists; determining who the original manufacturer was and whether they can provide any additional documentation; verifying the original design loads and evaluating the joist for the new loads; and discussing procedures to identify the joist components and connections that are inadequate.

Individual and site registration is now available online at Individual registration cost is $75. Each person who registers will receive his or her own link to the webinar, earn 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 PDHs, and receive a certificate of completion from SJI. Site registration is also available for $300, 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, research and design aids. The Steel Joist Institute is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit or join the Steel Joist LinkedIn group.

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