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Wind Design Considerations for Joist/ Joist Girder Structures

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The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) has recently rewritten Technical Digest No 6 “Design of Steel Joist Roofs to Resist Uplift Loads”. This session highlights key points discussed in this updated Technical Digest, and will explain how to effectively communicate the design requirements of the ASCE/SEI 7-10 wind provisions for open web steel joists and joist girders.
Tim Holtermann, Canam-Buildings, is a member of the Steel Joist Institute’s Education Committee and chair of their Engineering Practice Committee.
Keith Juedemann is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager for Canam Steel Corporation. He has a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from Missouri S&T. Keith is a member of the Steel Joist Institute’s Education Committee.