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Design Tools

Deck design tools user instructions can be viewed Here. Please limit usage to 6 design tools at a given time for maximum performance.

Vulcraft Joist Design Tools 

NEW!! Joist Depth Selection Aid

Curious what depth(s) are most economical for your open-web steel joist system? Using over 13,000 actual designs, this tool will help you compare your options.

NEW!! Joist Tie-Plate Connection Design

Design your Axial-Load Transfer between bays with either an Under-Chord or On-Top Tie-Plate detail. Tool provides calculations as well as needed info to specify connection.

NEW!! Composite Joist Floor System Aid

Analyze a Composite Joists System for your Floor. Tool provides specification guidance, estimated dead loads, stud quantities, bridging, and maximum sizes for ductwork.

Vibration Analysis - Walking

Analyze floor system for Vibration based on Walking criteria using SJI TD5 and AISC DG11. Tool is for Joist floor with several Girder options.

Joist Analysis Aid

Analyze your joist for combined uniform and concentrated loading. Tool will suggest where webs will see a stress reversal and a designation and bridging.

SJI Design Tools

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Vulcraft Roof Deck Design Tools 

2018 IBC Deck Diaphragm

Calculate your unfilled deck diaphragm shear and stiffness for your exact condition based on the American Iron and Steel Institute AISI S310-16.

Steel Deck Uniform Load

Determine the uniform gravity and wind-uplift load for steel deck based on strength, deflection, and attachment to supporting members.

Steel Deck Roving Load

Calculate the concentrated roving load that may be applied to any rib of the selected roof deck, in addition to the defined uniform loads.

Web Crippling Loads

Calculate one flange and two flange web crippling loads based on AISI S100-16 with different end and interior bearing lengths.

2015 IBC Deck Diaphragm

Calculate your unfilled deck diaphragm shear and stiffness for your exact condition based on the "Steel Deck Institute Diaphragm Design Manual, Third Edition" (DDM03).

Expansion Joints in Buildings

Expansion Joint Design Information

Vulcraft Floor Deck Design Tools 

Unshored Span Calculator

Calculate your maximum unshored span for thick slabs based on your design criteria.

Deck-Slab Diaphragm Strength

Calculate your deck-slab diaphragm strength and stiffness for selected deck profiles based on AISI S310-16.

Composite Deck-Slab Strength

Create your custom composite deck-slab strength and maximum unshored span tables for selected composite deck profiles.

Other Tools 

Bar Grating Design Aid

Need help deciding what grating to use? This tool will help you specify exactly what you need for your specific situation for a grating surface or stair treads.

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