📅Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Although open web steel joists (OWSJs) offer various benefits for structural projects, such as long spans, lightweight construction, and easy integration with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems, designing with OWSJs can present some challenges for structural engineers, especially in residential or light commercial projects.
Some of the most common challenges include limited design flexibility due to standardized shapes and sizes, making it difficult to accommodate specific architectural or spatial requirements. Engineers also need to carefully consider proper load distribution when designing with OWSJs to ensure that loads are adequately distributed and prevent overloading individual joists. Additionally, connecting OWSJs with other structural elements, including beams, columns, and walls, requires careful consideration to ensure proper connections and load transfer, which is essential for maintaining structural integrity.
Join Laurent Gérin, P.Eng., North America Engineering Team Lead, on Wednesday 25 October 2023, from 1 pm to 2 pm Eastern Time (ET) to learn more about open web steel joists (OWSJ) and how they can be advantageous in residential and light commercial structures applications.
We will discuss common design considerations for OWSJ and go through the step-by-step procedures of OWSJ analysis and design. We will also showcase ClearCalcs' latest Open Web Steel Joist Calculator and how users can utilize the platform with its many time-saving features to speed up their workflow, saving valuable engineering time.
All registered attendees will receive a recording of the webinar after the event.
Connor Conzelman, Director of Customer Success
Connor is an experienced Mechanical Engineer who found his passion in connecting his people and technical skills to help engineers in every step of their design process. Before joining ClearCalcs, Connor worked as a Mechanical Design Engineer focusing on energy-efficient designs at Elara Engineering in Chicago and completed his MBA from Western Illinois University.
Eva Wu, Structural Design Consultant
Eva is a Structural Design Expert with five years of experience in building design. Before joining ClearCalcs, she specialized in mass timber and structural steel design in recreational and institutional buildings. She has also designed a fair share of bespoke houses.
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