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Specifying Steel Joists for Sloped Conditions and Overhangs

  • 15 Jan 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy North Park


Specifying Steel Joists for Sloped Conditions and Overhangs

The focus of this presentation will be how to correctly specify standard joists for sloped conditions, including how to determine depth, capacity, and seat depth.  In addition, the related topic of how best to approach the design of overhangs on joist roofs using top chord extensions will be discussed. Some considerations include extension depth, maximum lengths and capacities as alternatives to top chord extensions.

Mr. Michael Miller P. E., graduated from Texas Tech University in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, specializing in structures.  He has been with Vulcraft since 1981, working both in the design of joists for fabrication, and as a sales engineer working with engineers specifying joists or deck.  He is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Texas and an associate member of the North Texas Chapter of SEAoT.  Since 1998 he has worked in the Dallas sales office fielding incoming technical calls, and providing technical sales support for that office and several other offices in the Grapeland plant’s territory.  During his career, he has provided assistance to the engineer of record in the use of Vulcraft products on numerous projects requiring special designs and configurations, including numerous facilities with sloped roofs.

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