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The book Roger mentioned is a nice reference and was updated to the second edition in 2002.  It is still available for $15 from Vulcraft and I received mine in under a week when I ordered it.

Michelle Motchos, PE
Stevens & Wilkinson of South Carolina, Inc.

Columbia, Sc


From: Roger Davis [mailto:sds_rdavis(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 2:00 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: Joist Connection

Vulcraft published a book "Designing with Steel Joists, Joist Girders, Steel Deck" authored by James M. Fisher, Michael A. West and Julius P. Van De Pas in 1991 that covers joist roll over resistance. You might be able to get a copy of that section if you call Vulcraft.
Roger C. Davis
SDS Architects, Inc.

Doug Mayer <dougm(--nospam--at)> wrote:
I am working on an addition to an existing CMU building (1985) with a roof of open web steel joists and metal deck.  It seems that diaphragm shear transfer to the CMU walls perpendicular to joist span is accomplished only through the joist bearing connection.  There is no semi-continuous member between the joists that attaches the deck to the wall.  Was this type of connection typical?  If so, is there a quick way of calculating the lateral capacity of the joist seat?  Any advice and/or suggestions would be appreciated.
Doug Mayer, S.E.
Structural Engineer
teter a+e, LLP
Architects & Engineers
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f:  559.438.7554

Roger Davis
SDS Architects, Inc.

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