The often-used term ‘composite metal deck’ is slightly misleading, as the metal decking on its own cannot be classed as a composite construction element. It’s the combination of the metal decking (with tensile strength) acting [...]
Deflections and loadings When pouring a composite slab on metal decking, the process in which it is created will cause the deck to deflect under the weight of the concrete and additional construction loads (e.g. [...]
With sustainability now locked in the global spotlight, the construction industry has had to implement some major mindset changes in recent years In today’s environmentally conscious world, contractors and sub-contractors have been forced to [...]
SMD Technical Director, Jamie Turner, explains how far metal floor deck can span and what affects the maximum spans.Watch our simple introductory video which helps explain our maximum deck spans on our metal floor deck [...]
Choosing the correct metal decking profile for your project, whether you’re in the market for floor or roof decking, can be complex and challenging. We’ve created some handy tips that might shed some light on [...]
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At SMDSY, we have recently updated our site guidance documents to assist with the installation of metal floor decks, concrete and other associated products. This document has been created using SMD’s TGN documentation available online [...]
In most situations composite slabs are designed for fire using only a light mesh reinforcement in the top of the slab. This is justified using the SCI published Non-Contradictory Complementary Information (NCCI) document PN005c-GB which [...]
In the construction industry, the term ‘steel decking’ covers all forms of the profiled steel sheeting. Commonly used together with concrete and steelwork. This creates a composite floor system or as a structural element [...]
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