Joist Blocking


OEG Joist blocking is used in conjunction with floor joist systems like the Big Apple Joist®. Joist blocking is pre-cut to fit securely between floor joists to prevent joist rotation against lateral torsional buckling.

Joist blocking is used as an economical alternative in place of typical bracing/bridging or strapping and provides greater strength as compared to conventional bracing. Continuous row of blocking is spaced as per design requirement typically at 8" center to center.

OEG Joist Blocking have pre-punched holes to aid the quick installation and easy erection of floor systems. The unique shape, size and holes of OEG Joist Blocking, allow easy layout of services and utility lines.


Available with effective lengths of 12" and 16" O.C.

Available flange sizes: 2", 2 ½" and 3".

Available web depths (works in conjunction with Big Apple Joist sizes): 8", 10", 12", 14" and 16"

Available in 16 gage (54 mils)

Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) sheet metal meets or exceeds ASTM A653 and ASTM A1003