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Wednesday, February 14, 2024
9:00 am – 4:00 pm CST


Presented by Brian C. Johnson

Introduction to Steel Joists

  • Development of steel joists
  • Benefits and drawbacks
  • Typical applications
  • Complying with codes and standards
    • International Building Code
    • Steel Joist Institute Code of Standard Practice
    • Delegated design

Types of Steel Joists

  • K, KSP, KCS, and joist substitutes, joist extensions
    • Loads, specifications and common applications
    • Design (economy)
    • Installation
  • H and J series
  • LH, DLH, and joist girders
    • Loads, specifications and common applications
    • Design
    • Installation

Special Topics

  • Bridging, anchoring, and decking
  • Ponding/drainage/camber/deflection
  • Uplift
  • Rollover
  • Analysis and reinforcement of existing joists
  • Nebraska, Florida special items
  • Additional resources


Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.6 CEUs (Building)


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 6.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider License No: CEA362), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Building (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

6.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Brian C. Johnson

An independent Consulting Civil/Structural Engineer in Minnesota

Mr. Johnson provides structural engineering and forensic inspections in multiple states. His work focuses on staff development, mentoring, proper structural design practices, peer reviews and the investigation of building damage, construction or structural defects and their proper repair, legal support, report writing, expert witness services and expert reports. Mr. Johnson also consults as designer of record or peer reviewer for a variety of building types, primarily wood-framed single-family townhomes, and two to four-story assisted living facilities, offices, hotels, apartments, and condo complexes. He has design experience in big box retail in Florida’s hurricane prone regions and experience with historic buildings codes (UBC, BOCA, SBC). A licensed professional engineer in Minnesota since 2004, Mr. Johnson earned his B.C.E. and M.S.C.E. degrees from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. He is also a professional structural engineer in Nebraska.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Designing and Constructing with Steel Joists

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This six-hour course focuses on designing and constructing with steel joists, covering their benefits, drawbacks, applications, code requirements, types (K, KSP, KCS, LH, DLH, etc.), safety considerations and special topics such as bridging, anchoring and decking.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to assess the safety implications of steel joists by considering their benefits, drawbacks, typical applications, and relevant codes and standards.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to differentiate between types of steel joists, such as K, KSP, and KCS, emphasizing their distinctive characteristics and common applications.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to analyze the specifications, applications, design and installation of LH, DLH, and joist girders.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to explore special topics and considerations associated with steel joists, covering bridging, anchoring, decking, ponding, drainage, camber, deflection, uplift, and rollover.

LUs: 6.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with structural design

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/04/2027

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

USB MP4/PDF Price: $329.00