The Steel Joist Institute is hosting a new webinar, “Composite Joist – New 2nd Edition Specifications, New Technical Digest No. 13.” It is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (EST), followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

Composite steel construction has been recognized for a number of years as one of the most economical systems for building floors. It has been shown that composite steel joists deliver an economical shallow floor system with reduced floor-to-floor heights by providing easy routing of HVAC ducts, plumbing and electrical conduits through the steel joist open web system. This webinar will focus on information contained within SJI’s soon-to-be published Technical Digest 13, “Composite Steel Joists.”

Learning objectives include potential benefits of using SJI’s CJ-Series composite joists in floor construction, computational aspects of composite steel joist behavior, how to efficiently utilize SJI’s Composite Steel Joist Catalog, and guidelines for installing welded shear studs onto the chords of CJ-Series joists and serviceability aspects of composite steel joists.

Individual and site registration is now available online at Individual registration cost is $75. Each person who registers will receive his or her own link to the webinar and earn 0.15 CEUs or 1.5 PDHs and receive a certificate of completion from SJI. Site registration is also available for $300, allowing multiple attendees from the same company to utilize one link to the webinar.  

Besides setting standards for the steel joist industry, the Steel Joist Institute works closely with major building code bodies throughout the country helping to develop code regulations regarding steel joists and Joist Girders. The Institute also invests thousands of dollars in research related to steel joists and Joist Girders, and offers a complete library of publications and other training, research and design aids. The Steel Joist Institute is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, visit or join the Steel Joist LinkedIn group.