Joists and Joist Girders

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Joists and Joist Girders

Canam specializes in the manufacture of steel joists in a variety of shapes, sizes and geometries.

Joists are custom-made structural steel components used to support the floors or roof of a building. The use of a system of steel joists and steel deck is a solution of choice resulting in significant savings.

Over the years, we have established strict quality standards. All our welders, inspectors, and quality assurance technicians are certified by the American Welding Society in the United States and the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) in Canada.

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These interactive tools were created to assist you during your selection of Canam construction products.

Joist

Joist girders

In addition to standard joists, Canam designs and manufactures joists with more complex forms to fit bold architectural needs or simply to cover large spans.

Cranked joists

Special joists, with a single-, double-, triple- or multi-pitched profile, allow top chords to be sloped so as to accommodate a variety of architectural demands. These pitched joists can be easily specified to develop a gable feature on a roof line or a drainage slope within the span of the joist.

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Top chord single pitched underslung
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Top chord single pitched square end joist
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Top chord double pitched underslung
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Gable joist

Curved joists

Cranked joists, with a single-, double-, triple- or multi-pitched profile, allow top chords to be sloped so as to accommodate a variety of architectural demands. These pitched joists can be easily specified to develop a gable feature on a roof line or a drainage slope within the span of the joist.

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Barrel joist
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Bowstring joist

 

Non-conventional joist

Canam prides itself of being a flexible and solution-focused company. As a result, our company can readily design and manufacture “non-conventional” joists. Please contact a Canam representative to confirm the feasibility and limitations of a project, as well as specifications required for the design.

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Serpentine joists
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Non-conventional joists

  Scissor joist

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Efficient lifting devices

Canam joists and joist girders components must be installed with efficiency while maintaining a safe environment on the jobsite. Some of Canam’s partners are offering you their products in order to maximize efficiency during the installation process.

A Canam joist girder is a primary structural component of a building. Generally, it supports floor or roof joists in simple span conditions or other secondary elements (purlins, wood trusses, etc.) evenly spaced along the length of the joist girder.

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The loads applied to a spandrel joist girder come from only one side; on an inside bay, the loads are applied on either side of the joist girder.

Resource Library


Technical - Canada (5)
  • Joist and Joist Girder Catalog (Canada)
  • History of Steel Grades
  • Technical Information for the Design of Joists - Imperial Measure (Canada)
  • Technical Information for the Design of Joists - Metric Measure (Canada)
  • Standard Connection Details
Technical - USA (4)
  • Joist - 42nd SJI Specifications
  • All Metric Tables (Complete version) (USA)
  • PJP - Preferred Joist Package (USA)
  • All Metric Tables (Complete Version) (USA)
Parametric Objects - Joists Girders (Canada, USA) (11)
  • Joist Girders - Installation Instruction
  • Joists Girders
  • Joists - Installation Instructions (Canada, USA)
  • Standard Joist with Web (Metric Units) (Canada, USA)
  • Standard Joist without Web (Metric Units) (Canada, USA)
  • Standard Joist with Web (Imperial Units) USA
  • Standard Joist without Web (Imperial Units) USA
  • Standard Joist with Web (Imperial Units) (Canada, USA)
  • Standard Joist without Web (Imperial Units) (Canada, USA)
  • Non-Standard Joist without Web (Imperial Units and Metrics) (Canada, USA)
  • Special Joists without Web (Imperial and Metrics Units) (Canada, USA)
Technical Articles (6)
  • Application of Axial Loads in Connection Designs
  • Welded Wide-Flange (WWF)
  • The Process of Specifying joists - It's simple
  • Special Connection Conditions for a joist Girder or Steel Joist
  • Evaluation of joists and Their Typical Reinforcement in Steel-Framed Buildings
  • Field Measurment for Existing Joists Requiring Reinforcement