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Application Notes 2017

Application Notes

Elevate your steel joist and deck designs with real-world application notes. Here you will learn how to manage costs while enhancing the performance of your structural steel solutions.

  • December 2017

    Ironing out the wrinkles on metal roofs

    Differential stress in the metal used in roofing and wall panels can cause a condition called stress wrinkling, or oil canning. New Millennium has a solution to help iron out this problem. Oil canning is visible waviness in the flat areas of metal roofing and wall panels seen when light hits the metal just right. The condition — also known as “stress wrinkling” and “elastic buckling” — is a construction headache.

    Oil canning

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  • October 2017

    Specialty Joist Options

    Special profile steel joists can create architecturally unique roofline designs that are practical, economical, and match the architect’s vision. Four of the most common specialty joists are the gable, scissor, bowstring, and arch... but designers and architects are not limited to the specialty joists commonly offered.

    drawings of special profile joists

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  • August 2017

    Outdoor Pipe Bridge Does Double Duty

    New Millennium custom designed and built a box truss pipe bridge for BASF that supports loads in all directions.

    BASF needed an outdoor bridge to carry cables and piping. New Millennium’s solution was to connect two vertical joists and two horizontal joists put together in a unique application with angle bracing to keep it rigid.

    end view of the customized box truss

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  • June 2017

    Top Five FAQs About Joists

    In addition to providing expert advice and design input during the early stages of the project life cycle, New Millennium subject matter experts also deliver classroom education courses. During the question and answer portion of the class, the engineers, architects, and others in attendance can ask for clarification about something discussed.

    Check out the five most frequently asked questions about joists from New Millennium professional education courses.

    Steel Joists Q and A

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  • April 2017

    Tallest Bridge in Minnesota Under Construction

    The second of our bridge stories in this issue comes from Minnesota where New Millennium Building Systems’ project manager provided critical on-site problem-solving. What will be Minnesota’s tallest bridge is ahead of schedule and costs are contained thanks to creative solutions, detailed drawings and Bridge-Dek®.

    New Millennium’s role in a project doesn’t end when the decking is delivered. From early design right through to completion, New Millennium contributes to every project’s success.

    Tallest Bridge MN

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  • February 2017

    A Bridge to Faster Construction

    The NewBay™ steel joist bridging system quickly screws together using standard hand tools instead of tedious bolting and welding, cutting construction times and costs. Spans up to 60’ reduce bridging counts and give you a competitive advantage, no matter where in the country you’re building.

    A power-driven screw can be installed in about a second. With the NewBay™ steel joist bridging system, that’s now how long it takes to install bridging members, dramatically reducing erection times.

    Newbay Bridging System

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