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Posted by Geoff Weisenberger on May 2, 2008 at 12:43 PM.
An updated version of Technical Digest No. 11 is now available from the Steel Joist Institute. The guide illustrates procedures for the structural engineer to properly analyze, design, and specify open-web steel joist and joist girder moment frames to resist wind and seismic lateral loads. The design methodology provided is limited to single-story structures subjected to wind and seismic loads; however, the design procedures are applicable to multi-story moment frames subjected to wind loads.
Offering an extensive update to the previous edition, this second edition covers the importance of the relationship between the specifying professional and the joist manufacturer, describes the analysis requirements for modeling the moment frame, and provides design methodology for lateral wind loads and seismic loads. To order a hard copy, download an electronic copy, or download an order form, visit www.steeljoist.org.