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RE: Bridging for bar joist

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I don't do a whole lot of work with steel joists, so keep that in mind.  I've usually seen that X-bracing converted to horizontal bracing in the end bay.  This is to allow the joist to deflect releative to the non-deflecting wall.  I usually allow the use of either X-bracing or horizontal bracing, leaving it up to the joist manufacturer.  But in answer to your question, I don't see how X-bracing does not provide positive anchorage.  I'd ask the joist manufacturer to explain.
--Kipp Martin
  Carollo Engineers
  Portland, Oregon

From: Edward Jonson [edjonson(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:43 AM
To: seaint
Subject: Bridging for bar joist

Question about anchorage of bridging.  I have project where X-bracing of end bay of bridging is called out on plans rather than continuing bridging to concrete panels.  Joist manufacture claims this X-bracing does not provide positive anchorage. So the question is does the X-bracing provide positive anchorage?  Any comments much appreciated.
Ed Jonson