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Re: STEEL JOIST INFORMATION

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TahirQ(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:
> 
> ENGINEERS:
> 
> I am a Highway Design Engineer and for the very first time I am designing a
> building structure in which Architect wants to use STEEL JOISTS for the floor
> system and PRE-ENGINEERED TRUSS FRAME for roof.  I got some books but I still
> need some brochure from the steel joist manufacturers and specs from STEEL
> JOIST INSTITUE etc.  Anyone has info which can help me to make things happen
> fast.
> THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR HELP.
> 
> Tahir
> 

Vulcraft and  New Columbia Joist are good starting points to get joist
load data. For the floor structure you need to pay particular attention
to floor vibrations. You want too review some of the research done by
Professor Murray at Virginia Tech