Single-Pitched Top Chord Joists Have A Pitched Top Chord And A Straight Bottom Chord With A Modified Warren Web Configuration. The Pitch Is Constant From End To End With The Maximum Depth At The End Of The Joist
The forces induced by the pitch of the top chord are accounted for in the design of the joist.
All standard procedures are followed.
Indicating the following required information on the structural drawings will expedite the pricing and detailing of the project, resulting in fewer questions on the joist approval drawings.
BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TO EFFECTIVELY SPECIFY A SINGLE PITCH JOIST PROFILE AND LOADING DIAGRAM. DIAGRAMS SUCH AS THESE SHOULD APPEAR ON THE STRUCTURAL DRAWINGS TO EXPEDITE THE DETAILING AND APPROVAL PROCESSES.