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Hi Phil,

I may know you from my Deere & Co. days if you worked for Ceco.

Paul J. Martin, PE, SE
ADM Design Services
Decatur, IL
-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Hodge <phil(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, June 24, 1999 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: 125' long steel truss, connection question

>Not a direct answer, but maybe a hint:
>The Steel Joist Institute, which governs the design and fabrication of
>steel joists that typically have continuous double angles for top and
>bottom chords, and either solid rods or angles for web, specifies the
>chords be designed as continuous and the webs simply pinned for
>shortspan joists and girders, but allows k(in plane)=0.75 for longspan