Employment Agreement - Quincy Joist Co., Schuff International Inc. and Sam Mahdavi


                      AMENDMENT TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT OF
                                  SAM MAHDAVI

     This is an Amendment made on the 12th day of November, 2001 to the
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT dated May 12, 1998 between QUINCY JOIST COMPANY, a Florida
corporation (the "Company"), SCHUFF INTERNATIONAL, INC. (fka Schuff Steel
Company), a Delaware corporation (the "Parent"), and SAM MAHDAVI, an individual
("Executive").

                                    RECITALS

     The parties desire to amend the EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT on the terms and
conditions set forth herein.

     NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants, agreements,
representations, and warranties contained herein and for other good and valuable
consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the
parties agree as follows:

     1.   No further stock options will be granted pursuant to Paragraph 5 of
          the Employment Agreement and Schedule C thereto, entitled "Incentive
          Stock Option Plan."

     2.   Executive will receive an additional annual cash bonus payment in the
          amount of $1 per share for each option that would have been granted to
          Executive, but for this AMENDMENT.

     Except as specifically amended herein, the EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT remains in
full force and effect.

     In witness whereof, the parties have executed this AMENDMENT TO THE
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT of the date written above.


SCHUFF INTERNATIONAL, INC. A DELAWARE CORPORATION
By: /s/ Scott Schuff
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Printed Name: Scott Schuff


QUINCY JOIST COMPANY, A FLORIDA CORPORATION 
By: /s/ Scott Schuff
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Printed Name: Scott Schuff

By: /s/ Sam Mahdavi
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        SAM MAHDAVI