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New BIM steel joist course (1.0 AIA/PDH)

AIA and PDH credit-hour

This new AIA and PDH credit-hour course documents the cost and performance advantages of BIM when applied to steel joist design. Successful BIM steel joist design process management is demonstrated and independent research is shared regarding the need for greater adoption of BIM based steel joist and deck design. By taking this course, you will learn:


  • How steel joist design improves BIM project development:
    Proven advantages and benefits to steel construction.
  • How BIM supports steel joist design:
    key benefits and two methods of adoption – Partial BIM, Full BIM
  • BIM process management steps:
    Joist Kickoff Meeting, Ongoing Coordination Meetings, Pre-Construction Meetings
  • Collaboration and interoperability:
    Proven outcomes and higher expectations for BIM-based steel joist project design.


Take this AIA/PDH course now.



Application Notes

Building owners voice concerns

McGraw Hill Construction Study

A September 2014 study released by McGraw Hill Construction and reported on by the Design-Build Institute (DBIA) revealed several owner concerns regarding building construction. According to the research, released in September, fewer owners are highly satisfied with the cost and schedule of their projects, and many owners pointed to areas for improvement, including the following:


  • Clearer direction and active leadership by owners
  • More integration between design and build parties
  • Best value or other team selection criteria, not primarily low fee
  • Use of BIM by the entire project team, including early steel joist and metal deck design engineering

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Did You Know?

Steel deck catalog and course
Steel Decking Code of Standard Practice

In the wake of surging interest in steel decking design and application, an updated steel deck catalog (pdf) is now available from New Millennium, and in case you missed it, the Steel Deck Institute (SDI) released their 2014 Code of Standard practice for download not long ago…

Updated steel deck catalog
New Millennium's updated steel decking catalog can now be downloaded as a pdf. Sections are devoted to the major categories of steel decking: roof decks, form decks, and composite floor decks. These sections cover lengths, yield strengths, available finishes, and fire ratings. Various types within each category are summarized so that designers can easily determine the right type for a specific application.


Download the catalog now.


SDI Code of Standard Practice
In case you missed it, the Steel Deck Institute (SDI) in July released the 2014 edition of the Code of Standard Practice for steel deck design. The new version provides the latest industry standard information as to the sale, manufacture and installation of steel deck.


Download Code of Standard Practice now.

Steel Dynamics, Inc

New Millennium Building Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics Inc.