Open Web Bar Joist Supplier

Steel joists handle loads and span conditions that a tradition wood system cannot typically handle. Therefore steel bar joists or also known as open web steel joists for framing floors and roofs offer many advantages when compared to a wood truss or steel beam system. Made of lightweight materials makes them a less costly alternative in building construction. With a diverse array of designations steel joists are able to span up to 144' and range in depth from 8” to 120”.

K Bar Joists

Designed for use with lighter loads and are typical in roof design. Typically where shorter span conditions are required.

KCS Bar Joists

Designed for constant shear & moment, these joists have greater flexibility that lets them to carry extra loads.

LH Bar Joists

Designed for long span conditions, they are capable of supporting heavy loads under unique conditions.

DLH Bar Joists

Designed for long span conditions DLH joists have an array of options to allow for different applications.

About O’Donnell Metal Deck:

We offer project assistance with both steel bar joists and metal deck. Our expertise is there to help your project hit timelines, avoid costly change orders and to ultimately succeed however we can help.

Since 1996 we've been proudly supplying projects in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania.

Fast Bar Joist Shop Drawings:

Our ability to provide fast bar joist approvals has made us one of the best bar joist supply and detailing companies in the United States. Our process begins with fast and direct communication with our customers and stakeholders to ensure maximum productivity and timeliness. The bar joist drawing process is as outlined below.

Approval Drawings

Our team gathers, reviews and interprets information from the contract bid documents.

EOR Review

Our steel bar joist layout is submitted to the design team for missing information or discrepancies to solve potential issues.

BOM Fabrication

Once approved by the engineer, our detailers submit their bills of material to be fabricated.

Field Use Plans

We'll issue easy to read steel bar joist erection plans for field use to save installation time.


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SJI Certified Manufacturers:

Every open web steel joist that we supply is manufactured to exact specifications by Steel Joist Institute (SJI) members, which means that you can be assured of the highest quality product.

Made in America:

Our products are made with US made steel. When mill certificates are required, we can provide you the material's physical and chemical properties. Contact Us for more information regarding mill certs for your project.

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