Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury and death in the construction industry? Every year, more than 40,000 Canadian workers get injured because of fall-related accidents. It’s no wonder fall arrest systems are required whenever workers are at risk of falling 6 feet or more from a working-walking surface1.
How much do you know about composite floor joists? They offer numerous advantages, particularly in terms of building mechanics, budget, and work schedule. Yet, this option is still relatively unknown. Discover how this engineered solution can help optimize your multi-storey structure.
In Canada, most warehouses are built using a joist girder system because it is believed to be more cost-effective. In reality, open-web steel joists are far more advantageous than their traditional counterparts. Discover why.
Shear connectors, perimeter angles — there are two main ways to transfer diaphragm forces from the steel deck to the collector beams. Learn more about the pitfalls to avoid and factors to consider when choosing a transfer method so you can facilitate your design.