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There is a longspan joist from 1953 designated 32L14, (32 inches deep, clear 
spans 49 - 64 feet).  Could this be your joist?

A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
Tucson, Arizona

Domenic DeAngelo wrote:


The building was designed in 1953.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Turk" <73527.1356(--nospam--at)>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2000 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: Steel joist designation

> Domenic,
> Possibly the joist was one produced by Laclade Steel.  The only booklet
> I have from Laclade is one on their composite bar joists, where the top
> flange angles are inverted and the web bars loop above the top flange
> to provide a composite connection.  (These do not have a LS####
> Maybe someone has an old Laclade catalog and can check on this.
> Do you have any idea of when the building was constructed?
> A. Roger Turk, P.E.(Structural)
> Tucson, Arizona
> Domenic W. DeAngelo wrote:
> >>I would appreciate it if anyone could give me whatever information is
> available (i.e. uniform load, moment, shear, etc.) for the following joist
> designation: LS #3214?<<