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Navigating the Complexities of Steel Sourcing: The SDI Members’ Guide to Buy American Compliance and Quality

The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) stands as a unifying body for members spread across the United States, Canada and Mexico. This network not only includes subsidiaries of domestic steel mills but also encompasses those who stock both domestic and foreign steel. For design professionals, understanding how SDI members align with ...
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The Role of Steel Deck in the Soundproofing and Acoustic Performance of Buildings

Many of us have shared the common experiences of watching a loved one receive their diploma during a commencement ceremony, witnessing an unforgettable slam dunk in overtime, or having our perspective changed during a university lecture. The indelible impression made during these events is due in part to the many ...
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A New Code of Standard Practice for Steel Deck

The Steel Deck Institute has recently published a new 2023 Edition of the SDI Code of Standard Practice for Steel Deck. This edition is unique because it is a completely revised edition, and this is the first version developed as a consensus standard under ANSI guidelines.
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