Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...

Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: wide flange beam to jst girder

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Another reference is Designing with Vulcraft – Steel Joists, Joist Girders and Steel Deck, by James M. Fisher, Michael A. West and Julius P. Van De Pas, 2nd edition.  See pages 75, Beam Supports.


Gary W. Loomis, P.E., Senior Structural Engineering

Master Engineers and Designers, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Kester, P.E. [mailto:akester(--nospam--at)]
: Wednesday, November 28, 2007 12:01 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: wide flange beam to jst girder


I agree with Paul on using a hanger type connection, way easier and cheaper than coping the heck out of your beam. Also, no big deal to switch to a WF girder in that one location instead of a joist girder if you need it...  I didn't know a joist mfr will provide a full depth angle for you to frame a beam into the side of it, that was good info whoever suggested that. Also remember if you do use a joist girder you need to put the reactions on the drawings for them...


Andrew Kester, PE
Principal/Project Manager
ADK Structural Engineering, PLLC