According to a 1930 Steel Joist Institute table, a SJ102 could carry 214 plf
at 14'-0". The maximum end reaction was 1900 # and the resisting moment was
Roger C. Davis
SDS Architects, Inc.
From: Michael Zaitz [mailto:mzaitz(--nospam--at)hgbd.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 9:10 AM
To: Structural Engineers Association
Subject: Bar Joists
Good Morning All
I have a building built in 1936 concrete columns and beams supporting
bar joists with a 2 " concrete slab and flooring. The existing plans
show S.J.. 102 at 23 1/2" o.c. spanning 14'-0". Can anyone give me any
information on these? I have not gone to look at them but I plan too in
the near future. Based on my experience with joists (fairly limited)
these are 10" deep joists and the 2 stands for the chord sizes (am I
correct in this)?