Working with Us

TotalJoist is more than just a supplier. We work with our customers to ensure they get maximum benefit from our systems and shorten the learning curve as much as possible.


Engineering & Design Assist

  • Work closely with your consultants
  • Support with Building Departments
  • Provide permit drawings
  • In-house drafting and engineering

Pre-Construction Services

  • MEP coordination
  • Material order
  • Installation supportĀ 

Project Management

  • Customized to suit your needs
  • Supply only
  • Project coordination
  • Site supervision

The TotalJoist Process

The most ideal time to get us involved is when your idea is little more than a sketch on a single piece of paper, even before site plan approval has been obtained. We will work with you to help realize the full advantage of the unique features of our system to achieve an economical build, that does not sacrifice quality functionality, or aesthetics.



We will develop an understanding of your project and educate you about our systems to help you gain a better understanding of the construction process. We provide a detailed quote, including budget prices for items outside of our scope so that you have a complete superstructure price. Once a contract is signed, the project moves into the pre-construction phase.



We will be part of your team during the pre-construction phase, assisting the architect, engineer and MEP firms with their work. We can provide drawings which are submitted along with the consultants drawings.

Through our in-house drafting and engineering teams, we can provide technical assistance. Once a permit has been obtained, we will work to take the drawings from the permit stage to be issued for manufacturing and erection. At this point it is critical to obtain final mechanical design and locations.

Drawings are sent out for consultants to review. Reviewed drawings are sent back to TotalJoist to begin production once approved by the client. Conflicts or missing information are resolved before production to mitigate costly on-site repairs.



Material is ordered to arrive shortly before production is anticipated to begin, mitigating inventory carrying costs. Joists and decking are fabricated using CNC data and drawings generated using BIM models.

We will agree on site timelines at this stage and provide regular progress updates.


On-site Construction

To mobilize the site, we provide project management to suit our customer's needs. TotalJoist will work with the customer to retain a qualified installer.

Detailed construction drawings with joist layouts are provided. Takeoffs are generated using information from the BIM models, ensuring a high level of accuracy.

It is essential to ensure the first level of panels are at the correct height and location. As each floor is installed, follow up trades can immediately begin working below.

Engineering review will take place and all deficiencies will be remediated so that the site is ready for final turnover.


Close Out

Once the Engineering sign-off occurs, the final turnover will take place to close out the project. We continue to support our clients past the final turnover and look for feedback to help continuously improve our products and process.


Call or email us if you have questions or would like to discuss a Canadian project.


For projects in the United States, reach out to one of our Authorized Dealers.