Anyone know of an example where bottom cord bearing for a steel joist would be justified? Thanks. Happy New Year Everyone!
Are you talking about steel bar joist? Light items can be hung off of these but generally at the nodes of the angled bars.
In one of the videos Mike Newman, was noting that although most steel joists are top chord bearing you could have instances where you would bottom chord bear. I was just trying to find an example of where this would be appropriate.