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How to Soundproof a Metal Deck Room

You appreciate the way a metal roof looks and all the benefits it offers. It’ll only be after the construction that you realize the heightened tapping caused by rain, hail, and sleet. Or you imagine the sound of metal rattling above you whenever the wind gets up....

All About Welded Connections

Welded connections are utilized because they are easy to design. They need fewer parts and materials and less fabrication and shop-handling work. A mix of field bolting and shop welding is frequently beneficial for steel form decks.    Welded Connections 101   Field...

History of Steel Joists

The fact that most bar joists are actually “trusses” may be hidden by the moniker open web steel joists. Although they were used more frequently in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, wooden trusses have been used for millennia. This is because of the...

All You Need to Know About Steel Pan Decking

Steel pan decking, also referred to as corrugated metal sheeting, is utilized as a structural roof deck or composite floor. Usually, it is supported by steel joists or beams and the roofing membranes that act as insulation are supported by metal decking. As part of...

FAQs About Acoustical Metal Deck

Typically, a metal deck is a structural material to withstand loads of gravity. However, there have been effective attempts to use decks for more than one purpose since it was first commercially offered. The acoustic deck is an application of decking material to serve...

Types of Dovetail Decking

Dovetail deck materials produce a highly functional and value-added deck type for roof systems. Significant strength and capacity for a longer span, as well as the extremely attractive underside for exposed ceilings, are advantages that these types of decking can...

Do Steel Decks Rust?

Small amounts of acids and salts are carried by water leaks from the surface of the roof and, in other circumstances, from the surfaces of the insulation that the water has flowed through. While a Steel Deck is unquestionably the most durable outdoor deck, you still...