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Auditorium Joists Trusses and Columns

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Sara Beardsley of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill takes you inside the Willow Creek Community Church, a 72,000 square foot worship facility in Illinois. She’ll walk you through how the team is using EIFS amongst other specifics. Watch along as animations bring her explanations of joists, trusses, and columns to life.   

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The metal decking needs to span in the opposite direction of the joist. So in general, when you see metal decking, you'll see the kinda ribs in the deck, and they're in the opposite direction of the bar joist. In general, if you're trying to be economical with your design, you need to keep the size of the joist in a controllable range.

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