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2022 Steel Product and Design/Fabrication Software Guide

Parul Dubey on February 2, 2022 - in Directory, specification section, Steel and Steel Design

This guide briefly showcases the latest Steel Product and Design/Fabrication Software used by civil and structural engineers throughout the industry. If your company should have been included, let us know at [email protected] or [email protected], and we’ll add it online.

AISC Steel Solutions Center

NASCC Booth #3825

Exhibiting at Structures Congress

AISC is best known for its specifications and codes. But did you also know that we have a team of engineers who answer more than 150 technical questions every week—for free? Questions such as:

• Does the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings require that bolted moment connections be made slip-critical?

• Are plasma-cut bolt holes for bridge projects now acceptable when mechanically guided?

• I am designing a weld between a slotted HSS brace and a gusset plate. There will likely be a gap between the HSS material and the gusset plate for fit-up purposes. Should I increase the size of the fillet weld to account for the possibility of a gap?

Have a question of your own? AISC’s Steel Solutions Center is here to help!

Steel Solutions Center
[email protected]
866-ASK-AISC (866-275-2472)  

Atlas Tube

NASCC Booth #2420

Exhibiting at Structures Congress

Atlas Tube in Blytheville Ark., is the world’s largest continuous ERW tube mill. The state-of-the-art facility is capable of producing hollow structural sections (HSS) in square, rectangular and round shapes and in sizes ranging from 8” square x 0.750” wall to 22” square x 1” wall. While Atlas Tube has supplied Jumbo HSS (up to 22” square x 0.875” wall) since 2012, the new mill allows the full range of these products to be made in the USA for the first time and with a larger maximum wall thickness than previously available. The largest rectangular section produced here will be 30” x 14” x 1” wall, and the largest round section will be 28” OD x 1” wall.

Contact Atlas Tube to speak with our structural engineer and learn more about our epic capabilities.

Brad Fletcher

[email protected]



Bentley Systems- STRUCTURAL

NASCC Booth # 3616

Structural Analysis and Design: Engineers can efficiently model, analyze and design any structure, from a single foundation to an entire stadium, using Bentley’s structural applications. It’s easy to evaluate multiple design alternatives quickly and early in the design process to arrive at a high-quality and economical design, using various materials, including concrete and steel! Share structural engineering project information among modeling, analysis, design, drafting and detailing software applications with ease. Plus, it’s easier than ever to produce drawings and reports! Featured structural products: Structural WorkSuite | STAAD | RAM

To learn more about Bentley, please visit their website at www.bentley.com/structural.

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Bull Moose Tube

NASCC Booth #3503

Bull Moose Tube boasts more than a half-century of steadfast commitment to serving the steel pipe and tubing market. One key contributor to our quality is our unique manufacturing method.

Bull Moose forms tube directly from steel coil, eliminating a mother tube or prior stage process. This approach enables us to start with the highest-grade steel, create less scale, form sharper corners, craft the straightest tube, and make the most-consistent welds. 

Our seven manufacturing facilities in North America help ensure consistent product availability, and an eighth currently under construction in Texas will further expand our geographic footprint and HSS product offering. Choose Bull Moose for exceptional strength and service.

Nate Carruthers

[email protected]



Carl Stahl DécorCable

Carl Stahl DécorCable offers a comprehensive range of cable, rod and mesh systems for architectural, structural and design applications. Part of the global Carl Stahl Group, we are uniquely able to furnish the resources necessary for a successful project, no matter what its complexity or location. Specialized design services including tensile engineering, statics and 3-D modeling are available.

We are also proud to offer many products manufactured at our facility in Woodridge, Ill., that conform to domestic content and “Made in USA” requirements.

Our X-TEND Stainless Steel Flexible Cable Mesh is available in various mesh widths and cable diameters, including code-compliant, climb-resistant options. X-TEND offers extremely high load capacity and has the unique ability to accommodate 3-D shapes, giving you amazing design flexibility. Complex rooftop enclosures, horizontal and vertical fall protection, and railing infill are only a few of the many applications for which our products excel.

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CivilGEO, Inc.

CivilGEO develops civil engineering and stormwater software that greatly speeds up an engineer’s work when designing and analyzing structural steel bridge and culvert roadway crossings. Flood studies, bridge design, dam failure, detention pond design, urban drainage and more can be analyzed and designed. Users typically save at least 50% of their engineering time using the advanced automation that the software provides. The software tightly integrates with Autodesk Civil 3D and Bentley MicroStation as well as Esri’s ArcGIS and ArcMap. Free demonstration versions are available for trial.

Sara Presta
[email protected]


NASCC Booth #3307

Exhibiting at Structures Congress

For over 25 years, Enidine has been supplying highly engineered energy-absorption components for protecting high-value infrastructure assets.

Our viscous dampers are hydraulic devices that dissipate the kinetic energy of seismic events and cushion the impact between structures. They are versatile and can be designed to allow free movement as well as controlled damping of a structure to protect it from wind load, thermal motion or seismic events. Available in ratings up to 1,000 KIP, seismic dampers are well suited for large displacement and/or large load applications such as bridges, buildings and large structures, offering the ultimate in protection.

Contact us today to learn more about our full line of infrastructure protection products.

Ben Eder

[email protected]



Infra-Metals Co.

NASCC Booth #1803

Infra-Metals is one of the largest structural-steel service providers in the United States. We tailor our centers to meet the needs of the regions they supply as well as maintain a steadfast commitment to providing high-quality materials and service promptly and economically.

Our extensive inventory features products ranging from beams and tubes to sheets, channels and expanded metal, and our processing capabilities include everything from cutting and drilling to blasting and painting. Infra-Metals is a one-stop shop for all your structural carbon steel needs.

As a member of the Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. family, Infra-Metals serves as a consolidated source for materials and processing, streamlining our clients’ procurement procedures.



Integrity Software, Inc.

When you use SofTrack, you will automate your control of Bentley application usage. Enforce your licensing control with no option for the user to opt-out. Set idle activity timers to ensure your licenses are being effectively utilized. Support your Bentley ELS to E365/Connection migration.

Since 2014, SofTrack has provided unparalleled support to control Bentley Application usage by product code and feature (pipes, ponds, rails). Additionally, control Bentley Passport/Visa usage.

SofTrack provides seamless operation for local and remote application usage, including Citrix sessions and virtual desktops.

Also included is fully automatic Autodesk named-user and network license tracking and reporting.

SofTrack features include the ability to audit, control and report usage of any application and much more.

Alice Nivault

[email protected]

866-372-8991 ext. 612


New Millennium Building Systems

NASCC Booth #2211

Together, let’s build it better

New Millennium is a nationwide supplier of custom engineered and manufactured structural steel joist and deck building systems.

• Standard steel joists

• Special profile steel joists

• Joist girders

• Standard steel deck, including 32”

• Architectural steel deck

• Long-span composite floor systems
Early Design Assist

We are called upon early in the design-build process to assist in right system specification from our extensive portfolio of building system options.
Multi-Story Systems

For multi-story projects, we offer the broadest range of long-span, “thin-slab” composite floor systems, including dovetail composite, deep deck composite and composite joists.
Unique Roof-Line

We are the leading provider of special-profile steel joists for unique roof-lines; and we produce architectural steel deck for highly aesthetic, exposed ceiling applications.

Visit our project gallery: https://www.newmill.com/resources/project-gallery.html

Joseph Voigt

[email protected]



Nucor Skyline

NASCC Booth #2403

Nucor Skyline is the one source for all your piling needs, supplying and manufacturing an unparalleled assortment of bearing piles, sheet piles, spiralweld, rolled and welded, ERW pipe, anchors, micropiles, threaded bars, tie rods, wide flange, other structural sections and accessories. We also offer a state-of-the-art, highly efficient, hot-melt extrusion process. Skyline Steel, LLC (doing business as Nucor Skyline) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation, North America’s most diversified steel and steel products company.

We offer a cost-effective and timely solution to your foundation needs with our strategic stocking locations throughout the Americas and the ability to offer barge, rail and truck transportation options.

In addition to sales offices staffed with experienced sales professionals to meet your material needs, Nucor Skyline offers engineering support in project design and construction.

Nucor Skyline serves U.S., Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and Colombia markets.

[email protected]



Nucor Vulcraft/Verco Group

NASCC Booth #2403

Exhibiting at Structures Congress

For 75 years, Vulcraft/Verco has been setting the standard for American-made steel joists, decking and structural floor systems. Building on that history of success, Vulcraft is now Nucor’s exclusive supplier of steel bar grating. With 45 offices across the country, Vulcraft estimates, details, manufactures and delivers both standard grating panels and custom fabricated, ready-to-install grating in virtually any configuration.

Vulcraft/Verco also employs the industry’s latest technology with its online design tools, as an example, that help you select the most cost-effective, highest-performing products for your project, including steel joists, steel roof and floor deck, dovetail deck, RediCor and now steel bar grating.

Learn more about the Nucor Vulcraft/Verco advantages:

• Range of innovative products

• Technical expertise

• Production flexibility

• Lower freight costs

• Convenient sales offices
Nucor Vulcraft/Verco. Powerful Partnerships. Powerful Results.

Dave Bjork

[email protected]



Pioneer Bridges

Pioneer Bridges are perfect for hiking/biking trails, golf courses, highway overpasses, industrial conveyor/pipe supports and vehicular bridges (one or two lanes). From small garden bridges in your backyard and private driveway bridges to long clear-span pedestrian bridges spanning wetlands and heavy highway loadings required by the construction industry, Pioneer has the right bridge for any project.

Every Pioneer Bridge is designed and constructed with safety as the ultimate value. Safe, durable, affordable … and beautiful. Pioneer Bridges fit naturally and attractively in any environment. Give us a call today, and let the Pioneers of the industry help you meet your bridge needs.

Skip Wilson

[email protected]



Simpson Strong-Tie

NASCC Booth #2016

Exhibiting at Structures Congress

Yield-Link Moment Connection Plugin Tools

For more than 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has made it our mission to create structural solutions that help people build safer, stronger homes and buildings. Our Strong Frame Yield-Link moment connection is precision-made to meet the complex challenges and increased loads of structural steel construction. The state-of-the-art Yield-Link design provides a reliable yet economical structural connection that saves everyone—from building owners to engineers, contractors and fabricators—critical labor hours and dollars.

The Yield-Link software from Simpson Strong-Tie makes it easier for specifiers and fabricators to quickly plan, model, detail and document structural-steel structures. From plugins to full integration, our broad range of software solutions help you design and build smarter, faster and easier than ever.

Tim Ellis

[email protected]



American Galvanizers Association

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, fabricators and after-fabrication hot-dip galvanizers throughout North America. Since 1933, the AGA has provided information on the most-innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control
The AGA provides a number of free tools for specifiers, including PDF publications, the Galvanize It! continuing-education series, a free quarterly email newsletter for specifiers, and an online protective coatings Life-Cycle Cost Calculator (LCCC). Additionally, the AGA routinely publishes technical FAQs (Dr. Galvs) and KnowledgeBase articles addressing common specifier concerns as well as a variety of case studies in the AGA Project Gallery at www.galvanizeit.org/project-gallery. All these tools and more can be found on the AGA’s website.

John Krzywicki

[email protected]



Applied Bolting Technology

Applied Bolting Technology produces DuraSquirt DTIs (Direct Tension Indicators) that supply a bright orange indication when bolts have been tensioned, making tight bolts easy to see. DTIs are load cells that ensure compliance with bolting standards and specs. Torque, Turn-of-Nut and TCs can all produce false-positive tension, and regularly do: Torque scatter is ±40% for new bolts, and worse for weathered. Relying on torque is optimism, at best. TCs are torque bolts that are adversely affected by cold or wet weather. Turn-of-Nut can be defeated by misrepresenting turn angle, regardless of turn applied. DTIs read load. If a bolt is tight, a DTI will show it, independent of weather, torque, angle, tool or skill.

Chris Curven

[email protected]



ArcelorMittal is the leading supplier of quality steel products in all major steel markets, including construction. Signature products like our HISTAR (ASTM A913) steel have been integral to numerous iconic structures, including One World Trade Center, 150 North Riverside, Mercedes-Benz Stadium and SoFi Stadium. Through our world-class R&D team and outstanding distribution network, we offer innovative, competitive and sustainable solutions that have led to several industry firsts, such as the 80-ksi rolled-steel shapes supplied in Chicago’s Union Station Tower.

Shelley Finnigan
[email protected]


Bluebeam develops innovative technology solutions that set the standard for project efficiency and collaboration for AEC professionals worldwide. More than 2 million design and construction professionals in over 135 countries trust Bluebeam Revu to streamline critical document-based processes to get more done in less time.

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Canam is one of the largest fabricators of steel components in North America. Since 1961, we have specialized in designing construction solutions and fabricating steel joists and decks in a variety of shapes, sizes and geometries. 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.

Product quality, jobsite management and timelines are critical factors in the execution of projects. Canam’s reliability makes life easier for customers.

For 60 years, with employees from around the world, Canam has proudly participated in the construction of more than 350,000 buildings in North America and elsewhere.



Canam Steel Corporation

Canam Steel Corporation (CSC) is a U.S.-based, service-oriented manufacturing company that manufactures open web steel joists and a variety of steel deck products. They work on a wide variety of construction projects from distribution warehouses, schools and high-rise buildings to stadiums, office buildings, retail buildings and renovations. Regardless of industry or project size, their specialized engineers find solutions. They currently have six manufacturing facilities across the country and serve customers in all 50 states.

Patsy Champagne

[email protected]





An MMFX Innovation

As the nation’s leading producer of rebar, Commercial Metals Company offers a variety of concrete-reinforcement products at a range of corrosion-resistance levels. ChromX rebar provides a high-strength, corrosion-resistant concrete reinforcing line of long steel products in various grades and levels of corrosion resistance. Martensitic Microcomposite Formable Steel (MMFX) is the innovation behind all ChromX products. It is this proprietary steel microstructure, along with a patented chemical composition, that creates corrosion-resistant and high-strength properties within the bar, rather than a coating.

Designers can select the appropriate level of corrosion resistance and strength needed (available in grades 100 and 120), specifically targeted to the service life for the project. High-strength and corrosion-resistant properties within the steel result in a reduction in construction costs, shortened build times, reduced congestion issues and improved safety. In addition, building codes and design guides through ACI, ICC and AASHTO, among others, are available in support of high-strength designs using ChromX products.

Salem Faza
[email protected]



ClarkDietrich offers a comprehensive lineup of products and services for both cold-formed steel framing and drywall/plastering finishing systems. We manufacture innovative products for interior and exterior framing, interior and exterior finishing, and floor and roof framing as well as clips, connectors, metal lath, welded wire, barrier mesh and accessories.

As demands for higher performance in all aspects of today’s buildings rise, we partner with teams of architects, engineers, building developers and owners, contractors and more on projects of all sizes, scope and complexity.

Formed in 2011 through the combination of two established market leaders, ClarkWestern Building Systems and Dietrich Metal Framing, ClarkDietrich is in an unprecedented position to help you bring change to the built environment.

[email protected]



Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) is a technical institute and an ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for information related to steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI authors many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities to advance and standardize the reinforced concrete construction industry.

CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related materials. Our professional members (architects, engineers, contractors) are involved in the research, design and construction of steel reinforced concrete.

CRSI also has a broad region manager network that supports both members and industry professionals, and creates awareness among the design/construction community through outreach activities.

Dave Mounce

[email protected]



Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association

The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) serves as a resource and technical advisor to the water industry. DIPRA also provides representation on standards-making committees as well as technical research on a variety of applications-based topics. While DIPRA member companies have different names and locations, they share a common commitment to produce and deliver the finest-quality water and wastewater pipe material in the world, Ductile Iron Pipe, and at the greatest possible value to its purchasers.

Gregg Horn

[email protected]




Dlubal offers powerful programs for structural and dynamic analysis for multiple materials including steel, concrete, timber, cross-laminated timber (CLT), aluminum, glass, and fabric/form-finding per the American, Canadian and other International Standards.

RFEM is a nonlinear FEA program for analyzing member, plate, wall, shell and solid elements. It is one of the most highly sophisticated yet user-friendly programs, especially suitable for new users with its intuitive modeling workflow. 

Due to a wide range of interfaces, RFEM also provides seamless integration between CAD and structural analysis programs in Building Information Modeling (BIM).  Bidirectional data exchange between RFEM and programs such as Tekla Structures, Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD are possible.

See why more than 5,000 engineering offices, construction companies and universities across the world trust in Dlubal Software. 

Amy Heilig, P.E.

[email protected]





NEW! ENERCALC for Autodesk Revit—The familiar power of ENERCALC as a seamless extension of the Revit environment. NO CUT/PASTE. NO IMPORT/EXPORT. Just simple, intuitive design of structural elements directly from your Revit model.

SEL does steel beams, columns, 2D frames and force distribution in bolt groups. Easy calculation setup and confirmation. Member optimization improves efficiency and saves time using FEM-powered calculations.

ENERCALC offers instant “what if?” recalculation, producing clear, concise report output. Install our software on your computer/use in the cloud—we include both! Our budget-friendly subscriptions include updates/support.

After 39 years, 10,000-plus engineers save time, are more productive, and able to respond quickly to last minute changes via their use of ENERCALC. You can, too.

[email protected]

800-424-2252 ext. 1


High Steel Structures

High Steel Structures is among North America’s largest structural steel fabricators. Located in Lancaster and Williamsport, Penn., High Steel’s four AISC-certified fabrication facilities feature over 650,000 square feet of enclosed production space, including dedicated blast and paint bays for application of sophisticated multi-coat paint systems and metalizing. Our inhouse services include detailing, steel erection and heavy hauling.

Founded in 1931, High Steel has earned its reputation for quality and innovation as a supplier of steel superstructures for highway and railroad bridge projects across the eastern United States. From small creek crossings to large P3 megaprojects, we take pride in our role in building the nation’s transportation infrastructure.

Beyond the transportation industry, High Steel routinely partners with “beam and column” fabricators on a variety of challenging steel components such as building transfer girders, link beams, built-up columns and crane beams.

Contact us for quotes, budget pricing or input on your design.

Don Lee

[email protected]




Easy Structural Software

Do you need fast, accurate design of steel structures? Try the IES Building Suite to analyze and design framing, connections and foundations. Engineers are successful using tools they enjoy. With IES, you will get results to boost your practice to the next level. Try them free! Get details at iesweb.com today.

Terry Kubat
[email protected]




King Steel Fasteners

King Steel Fasteners is a family owned U.S. manufacturer of hog rings and hog ring tools used for gabions, wattles, wire-backed silt fence, rock fall mesh and other types of erosion control applications. Our helpful and knowledgeable staff can provide you with the right ring for your fastening needs.

Mark Filberth

[email protected]

810-721-0300 ext. 32



Lindapter has developed the world’s first ICC-approved Girder Clamp for structural connections and seismic steel designs. This is the only clamping system for structural steel that is compliant with the International Building Code (IBC) and removes the need to drill or weld steel in the field! Lindapter specializes in faster alternatives to conventional connections for unparalleled flexibility and time savings during installation, but also eliminates hot permits and associated costs. Whether permanent or temporary, Lindapter has a solution for the most-difficult steel connections. For example, Lindapter Hollo-Bolts are one-side installation “blind fasteners” for use with HSS members or any other application where you can’t easily see/reach the other side of the bolt to apply a nut.

Patrick Harris

[email protected]

866-566-BOLT (2658)


LNA Solutions

LNA Solutions specializes in designing steel-to-steel connections for projects of all sizes. LNA provides technical design solutions for any steel connection challenge that our customers bring to us. There are many applications where using a clamping method makes more sense than drilling or welding; this is where LNA excels.

LNA Solution’s BeamClamp is the best way to connect steel members of any size, shape or orientation. Each connection can be custom designed to fit specific project needs, regardless of project size.

LNA Solution’s BoxBolt is the simplest method of connecting structural steel to hollow tube-steel. With seismic approval, multiple design options and varying sizes, BoxBolt is the most versatile product on the market for this application.

No project is too big or too small.

Timothy Ziccardi

[email protected]

734-677-2305 ext. 208


MiTek (formerly SidePlate Systems)

SidePlate Connection Designs put steel where a building needs it to reduce the overall tonnage, minimize required connections and accelerate erection times. Our team gets involved early and stays involved through the engineering, detailing, fabrication and erection phases to ensure a simple and successful project. SidePlate Connection Designs and engineering services are now part of the MiTek portfolio of solutions.

MiTek is a platform innovator and enabler that exists to transform the building industry with better building solutions. Our software, services, engineered products and automation enable our customers and partners to transform the way they design, make and build.

Jason Hoover, P.E., S.E.

[email protected]



National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association

The National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association (NCSPA) promotes sound public policy and education relating to the use of corrugated steel drainage systems in private and public construction. We collect and distribute technical information; assist public and private agencies in the formulation of specifications and designs; encourage greater knowledge of corrugated steel pipe’s benefits and uses among college engineering students; and conduct seminars to increase awareness of the product and its application among specifiers. The 100-year service life of corrugated steel pipe, along with the industry’s highest recycle content, positions steel as the best choice for engineers, specifiers and contractors.

Member fabricating companies of NCSPA are estimated to produce nearly 90% of all domestic pipe production. Associate members include mill producers, coaters and suppliers of products and services to the industry.

[email protected]


Nucor Construction Solutions Services Group

Nucor is North America’s largest and most diversified steel company. We share our customers’ drive to lead industries—our Construction Solutions team is no different. From concept sketch to ribbon cutting, we’re committed to making your ambitions a reality. And with the most progressive minds in steel and design by our side, we’re committed to advancing the built world together.

We champion steel as the material of the future. Through novel applications, innovation at every stage in the value chain, and new, dynamic technology, we create new ways to build. And by partnering from concept to project completion, we forge new ways to create. Our combined perspectives and technical solutions push boundaries while remaining commercially competitive. Our team is ready to help you take on your next challenge.

Tabitha S. Stine, S.E., P.E., LEED AP

[email protected]


QuickFrames USA

QuickFrames USA is an award-winning leader in pre-engineered structural support frames for commercial construction. Designed for new construction and tenant-improvement projects, our support frames can be bolted in and easily moved or installed from under the deck. Trusted across North America, QuickFrames offers engineered quality at an affordable price.

QuickFrames is based in Mesa, Ariz., and has earned the MSC Hot Products Award, a Stevie Award for Sales and Customer Service, and real 5-star customer reviews. The company has a strong reputation for exceptional customer responsiveness, precision product quality, affordability and frames-to-jobsite speed. QuickFrames also offers product specs, engineering documents and pricing online in addition to 24-hour quote responses and next-day shipping.

[email protected]




RISA’s suite of products offers a variety of solutions for structural steel design. RISAFloor provides complete building design, including composite steel beams, steel joists, camber and deflection optimization, and much more. RISA-3D is a general-purpose design software that can be used for building and non-building structures. RISA-3D’s steel design not only includes static and dynamic analysis and design per the latest codes, but also allows you to check moment frames and braced frames for the special seismic-specific provisions of the AISC Seismic Design Manual. RISAConnection offers steel connection design for a wide variety of shear, moment, brace, splice and base plate connections. Connection design can be done to U.S. or Canadian codes, and the special seismic provisions of AISC 341/358 also can be considered.

[email protected]



Steel Deck Institute

Since its founding in 1939, the Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has provided uniform industry standards for the engineering, design, manufacture, and field usage of steel floor and roof decks. Members of the SDI are manufacturers of steel roof and floor decks. The products they manufacture are primarily used to support overlying roofing materials or to serve as a permanent form and/or positive reinforcement for concrete floor slabs.

There are many advantages to using steel deck in roof and floor construction. These include physical properties such as structural strength, all-weather constructability and fire resistance. Uniform quality, proven durability and economic value have also long been known to be attributes of steel roof and floor deck. More recently, building designers have recognized the advantages of steel deck for its appearance, acoustical properties and sustainability. The mission of the SDI is to promote these advantages and provide guidance in the proper usage of steel roof and floor deck.

Robert Paul, P.E.

[email protected]



The Steel Joist Institute

The Steel Joist Institute (SJI) was founded in 1928 to address the lack of uniform joist standards within the industry. We are a nonprofit organization of active joist manufacturers and other individuals and entities connected to the industry. Today, SJI continues to maintain the standards for steel joist construction as an ANSI-approved Standards Developing Organization. In addition, SJI provides resources, including publications, live and recorded webinars, and design tools to assist the structural engineer with utilization of steel joists and Joist Girders. The Roof and Floor Bay Analysis Tools provide efficient and economical joist and Joist Girder options, including cost data, for most projects. Additionally, they include a vibration check (floor) and a ponding analysis (roof). We also offer tools such as the Joist and Joist Girder Reinforcement Tool as well as assist in identifying existing joists in buildings undergoing retrofit. SJI products are included in RISA, RAM, SCIA and Dlubal software packages.

Download our free design tools at steeljoist.org/SJI-tools.

Ken Charles
[email protected]

Steel Tube Institute

The Hollow Structural Sections Committee of the Steel Tube Institute (STI) includes the majority of hollow structural section (HSS) producers in the United States. This group proudly provides technical and design information for the steel industry, including HSS Design Manuals, connection design aids, live and recorded webinars, technical articles and other valuable resources for industry professionals. Many of these resources are free. For example, the HSS Capability Tool is free to use and helps identify which shapes are commonly produced by member producers. Connection design aids include Limit State Tables, Excel spreadsheets and HSS Connex, which is software that helps check HSS wall thicknesses. Visit steeltubeinstitute.org/30days for a free 30-day HSS Connex trial. For those looking to join our community, STI Professional Memberships are also available, providing resource bundles and manuals at a discount. To learn more about membership opportunities and explore our robust library of resources, go to www.steeltubeinstitute.org/hss.

Joseph Anderson
[email protected]

Taylor Devices

Resiliency—don’t settle for less than the safety and security of Taylor Devices Fluid Viscous Dampers for your building and bridge structures.

From the historic Los Angeles City Hall to Mexico City’s Torre Mayor to Japan’s Shin-Yokohama High-Speed Train Station, more than 750 major structures around the world rely on Taylor Devices’ Dampers.

With proven performance originally developed and widely used by the U.S. military and NASA, Taylor Fluid Viscous Dampers are the cost-effective, reliable and value-engineered way to provide maximum protection from earthquakes, windstorms or excessive motion events on virtually any structure. For more information, visit our web sites at www.taylordevices.com.

Bob Schneider

[email protected]




Tekla software from Trimble provides a complete construction solution for any steel structure. From industrial and commercial buildings to large sports stadiums, Tekla 3D BIM models are the most-productive way to manage your structural analysis and design, high-quality construction documentation, steel detailing, fabrication, and erection. Built with reliable and constructible information, the Tekla software environment facilitates an accurate flow of information to avoid detailing mistakes, reduce human errors in drawings and optimize the fabrication process with integrated CNC information.

Jodi Hendrixson

[email protected]



V&S Galvanizing

Voigt & Schweitzer LLC, known as V&S Galvanizing in the industry, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, currently operates eight hot-dip galvanizing facilities located in the Northeast, Midwest and Mid-South regions of the United States.

V&S Galvanizing is a galvanizing service provider that believes in safely doing what we say we’ll do and continually investing in our people, our equipment and our experience to ensure total customer satisfaction.

Our “never say no, get it done” attitude drives us forward to educate and work closely with our partners to produce exceptional work day in and day out. No opportunity is too large or too small for our experts who continue to deliver year after year.



Z Modular

To get your building on the ground, it seems like you have to choose between speed, quality and cost. But with Z Modular, you get all three. With up to 80% of total project labor done inside factories across North America, we control every step of the process so you can meet more-ambitious business goals —whether you need one building per year or one per month. Align to Build Better with Z Modular.

Chris Waters

[email protected]



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