The process comprises a plurality of deck straps used to structurally bridge the new roof deck/assembly to the top of the main open-web steel joist
system typically found in the warehouse building typology.
Beginning with an overview of low rise building systems, including definitions of terms and design requirements, the resource covers load and load paths for low rise structures; structural materials; specifications for steel, masonry and structural timber designs; and special considerations for open-web steel joist
Supporting the ceiling and the exterior overhang is a system of 16-inch-deep open-web steel joists
. These extend through the window wall and are welded to the beam of the overhang.