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Online Joist Specification Tools Available
Posted by Tasha Weiss on July 26, 2012 at 4:58 PM.

New Millennium Building Systems, a Fort Wayne, Ind.-based steel fabrication business that produces joists, girders and decking for nonresidential construction projects (and an AISC member), is offering a new series of digital specification tools for engineers to more easily design and specify steel joists and girders.


The new digital tools provide data field entry for fast and accurate computations of span, load and other design criteria required for joist specification, including K-Series, LH-Series, DLH-Series, KCS-Series, joist girders and special profile joists manufactured by New Millennium.


The interactive, web-based interface includes comprehensive entry fields, drop-down menus, specification guidance features and the ability to back-step to change entries for optional designations. In addition, the company says that additional online tools are in development, including ones for metal decking.


The tools will also soon be available as mobile apps for iPhone and Android users. Incorporating the most recent SJI 43rd Edition steel joist specifications, the tools enable engineers to specify a joist via ASD or LRFD design methods, in U.S. or metric units of measure, and with K/LH/DLH-Series joists and “lowest weight” or “lowest cost” designations.


The new digital specification tools are available at

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