Steel joists are lightweight joists constructed with parallel chords and a triangulated web system. The joists are proportioned to span between bearing points. Builders often use steel joists to transfer the load of a roof or floor deck to the beam or column providing the structural support.
When designing a steel joist for your application, engineers consider the span between bearing points as well as the spacing of joists, slope, and loads of various kinds including live, dead, collateral, and seismic. They also examine wind uplift, maximum allowable joist depth, and deflection criteria. Steelfab Inc.’s expert fabricators ensure they deliver steel joists custom to your specifications.