Reference tool guide by Steel Framing Alliance
The Steel Floor Guide is an easy-to-use reference tool for building and installing residential steel floor joists. This must-have guide features on-the-job installation instructions useful to both the novice and experienced steel framer. It includes a technical introduction, an explanation of steel's benefits, recommendations for tools, step-by-step instructions complete with detailed illustrations and handy construction tips. It also includes tables for allowable spans and requirements for bearing-wall connections. Contents for the guide were based on the alliance's National Training Curriculum, long considered the authoritative instructional and reference piece on light-gauge steel framing.