Steel bar joists are an engineered product and can only support their required design load if the “system” is designed and installed properly. This requires an Engineer-of-Record (EOR) to be in responsible charge of designing the system, which includes, but not limited to, bridging, proper support conditions, proper connections and anchorage and proper design loads. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that any joists (and bridging) purchased will be selected, erected and used properly. Steel Joist Institute (SJI) specifications, SJI Code of Standard Practice and Handling and Erection per SJI Technical Digest #9 must be followed. Joists utilizing “ASD” design may be ordered through this web site. For other design types, such as “Canadian” or “LRFD”, or if you have any other questions, please contact a Vulcraft/Verco sales representative.
Click here to view a copy of SJI Specifications
Click here to view a copy of SJI Code of Standard Practice
Click here to obtain a copy of SJI Technical Digest #9 Handling and Erection of Steel Joists and Joist Girders
Click here to view a copy of the K-Series ASD Load Tables
Click here to view a copy of the KCS ASD Load Tables
Click here to view a copy of the K-Series bridging tables
The joist selected requires one row of bolted X-Bridging. For help with bridging size and other requirements, please click on the Joist Bridging Information PDF located here. For Bolted X-bridging, a bridging clip will be added to the joists for connecting the bridging. This clip will be located 1’-0” off the centerline of the joist towards the tagged end of the joist.