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TradeReady® Joist System


TradeReady® Steel Joist
The premier floor joist system for both commercial and residential framing

TradeReady® steel joists are one of the primary components that make up the
TradeReady® floor system. These joists feature large extruded holes that accommodate
HVAC, mechanical, plumbing and sprinkler runs. The joist also features a series of
smaller holes for electrical and technology lines. TradeReady® steel joists are precision
manufactured from corrosion-resistant galvanized steel. Steel joists offer consistent
quality, predictable performance and high strength to weight ratio, and they are
dimensionally stable. They won’t expand, contract or shrink; they won’t warp, crack or
twist. Steel joists integrate easily with other building materials such as structural steel,
concrete, ICF and wood construction.

Joists can be ordered in standard lengths or to your exact specifications to minimize
waste. Consult the technical design guide or the TradeReady® Steel Joist Design Guide
for physical and structural properties, span charts and loading data.

• Clear spans up to 33’
• Hole sizes range from 4-1/4” oval to 10” round based on member depth
• Superior strength permits wider O.C. spacing
• Pre-cut to your exact specifications—no waste
• Available in 7-1/4”, 8”, 9-1/4”, 10”, 11-1/4”, 12” and 14” deep members
• Flange sizes include 1-3/4” and 2”
• Eliminates soffit framing
• UL** Listed assemblies L564, G535, G536, G551, G553 and G560
TradeReady® Rim Track
Preformed tabs at standard spacings for rapid and easy installation

TradeReady® rim track is another major component of the TradeReady® steel floor
system. The rim is an integral part of the system and drastically reduces framing time
and effort. Rims have preformed attachment tabs at 12", 16", 19.2" or 24" O.C. spacing
to eliminate layout time. The tabs are also prepunched to ensure fast, accurate and
proper fastener placement. Embossed stiffening ribs on each side of the preformed
tabs provide additional reinforcement, resulting in a significant reduction of web
stiffeners (squash blocks) and support clips in a majority of applications. Once rims are
installed, simply tilt up the floor joist, abut to the tab and screw attach.

• Rims have preformed tabs at 12", 16", 19.2" or 24" intervals.
• Eliminates or drastically reduces support clips, joist hangers and web stiffeners.
• Standard 16' lengths.
• Sizes include 7-1/4", 8", 9-1/4", 10", 11-1/4", 12" and 14".
TradeReady® Structural Blocking (TDSB)
Provides a quick and efficient method to prevent joist rotation

TradeReady® structural blocking is the third component of the TradeReady® steel floor
system. Structural blocking is pre-cut to fit securely between the underside of the floor
joists to prevent joist rotation. Structural blocking is an economical alternative to cross
bracing, X-bracing or strapping. A continuous row of blocking should be installed every
8' O.C. maximum and staggered for easy attachment. Pre-punched holes for quick
attachment.

• Pre-cut to fit 12", 16", 19.2" or 24" spacing.
• Pre-punched holes for quick attachment.
• Available in 18 gauge only.

Caution: In order to prevent joist rolling, the TDSB blocking must be tied into the structure
or otherwise braced against lateral movement.

Note: TDSB blocking is not required if sheathing is applied to the joists top and bottom.


TradeReady® Grommets
Protects and isolates electrical wiring

TradeReady® Grommets are used in construction anytime it is required by building code
to protect electrical wiring. The grommet is specially designed for the 12" TradeReady®
Floor Joist System.

• Snaps quickly into TradeReady® 12” TDW joist (all gauges)
• Provides 360° cable protection
• Simplifies cable pull through
• Delivers compliance with NEC Article 300.4(B)(1) and CEC Rule 12-516
• Aids in the separation of cables to prevent bundling
• Ideal for ROMEX®/ NM type cables: 6/2, 6/3, 8/2, 8/3, 10/2, 10/3, 12/2, 12/3, 14/2, 14/3
• 36 pcs./box (12 lbs./box)
EasyClip™ Quick Twist Web Stiffener
Provide reinforcement at critical load points to prevent web crippling

EasyClip™ Quick Twist Web Stiffeners are used to provide reinforcement of joist webs
to prevent crippling. Web reinforcement is often required by design to enhance the load
capacity of joists. The unique design of this web stiffener allows the installer to insert the
stiffener on the inside of the joist after the joist is installed. This stiffener eliminates the
need to pre-insert traditional web stiffeners prior to joist installation. The one-piece
assembly is easily rotated in-place for a tight fit.

• Simple, post installation assembly
• Easily rotated in-place for a tight fit
• Pre-punched for easy installation of fasteners
• Solid 12 gauge construction
• One-piece assembly

Product Dimensions

3-1/2" x 7-1/4"–14" x 1-1/4"
6" x 7-1/4"–14" x 1-1/4"

Material Specifications

Gauge: 12 gauge (97mil)
Design Thickness: 0.1017 inches
Coating: G90
Yield Strength: 50ksi
ASTM: A653/A653M

C-Joist
Provide a lightweight, low-cost, rigid floor assembly

C-Joist components provide an economical, lightweight alternative to open web trusses,
bar joists, engineered lumber, cast-in-place or hollow core floor assemblies. Depending
on loads and spans, C-Joists are typically spaced at 12", 16", 19.2" or 24" on-center
spacing. Structural track, usually in the same gauge as the joist, is used as rim or band
enclosures. Joist to girder attachments are normally supported with joist hangers,
EasyClip™ E-Series™ or S-Series™ support clips. Web stiffeners may be required at
supports and other point loads. Solid blocking and strap bridging is required to properly
brace the floor assembly.

• Precut to exacting sizes and readily available
• Joist sizes include 8", 10", 12" and 14"
• Available in 18, 16, 14 and 12 gauge
• Flange widths include 1-5/8", 2", 2-1/2" and 3"
Structural Rim Track
Provide a lightweight, low-cost, rigid floor assembly

Structural track, usually in the same gauge as the joist, is used as rim or band enclosures.
Joist to girder attachments are normally supported with joist hangers, EasyClip™
E-Series™ or S-Series™ support clips. Web stiffeners may be required at supports and
other point loads. Solid blocking and strap bridging is required to properly brace the floor
assembly.

• Track sizes include 8", 10", 12" and 14".
• Available in 18, 16, 14 and 12 gauge.
Web Stiffener
Provides reinforcement at critical load points to prevent web crippling

Web stiffeners are used to provide reinforcement of joist webs to prevent crippling.
Web reinforcement is often required by design to enhance the load capacity of joists.

When installing between the joist flanges, web stiffeners must be installed by sliding it
in from the end of the joist. Web stiffeners must be ordered to fit specific joist web
dimensions.

• Prevents web crippling.
• Significantly enhances joist carrying capacity.
• Available in 14 gauge only.


Diagonal Tension Strapping
Used to prevent joist rotation and lateral movement

Block and strap bridging is installed to prevent joist rotation and lateral movement.
Solid blocking, a field-cut track or joist section, is welded or screw-attached between the
first and last two outer joist bays and at a maximum of 8' O.C. along the strap, over all
interior supports and adjacent to floor openings. Two-inch wide corrosion resistant
strapping is also screw-attached or welded to the bottom of every joist flange.
Lateral support on the top flanges is usually provided by sub floor or deck material.

Spacing of bridging must be calculated based on the required strength. In general,
bridging is installed at a maximum of 8' O.C. spacing pendicular to the joists.
For example, an 18' joist span would require two bridging runs at 6' O.C. spacing.

Where the sub-floor or decking does not provide lateral support, strap must also be
installed on the top flange of the joist.

• Install immediately after joists are erected and before construction loads are applied.
• Solid blocking is field cut from track or joist sections.


 
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