With the organization’s latest priorities in mind, SDI aims to blend the rich history and expertise of its membership to both build credibility for steel deck and realize a future of growth.
New resources provide comprehensive information on why one should consider using steel deck on cold-formed steel trusses.
Traditional membrane roof systems on steel decks have a uniform wind uplift load transfer, but newer single-ply membrane roof systems, particularly those with wider sheets, use seam-fastened, mechanically attached methods resulting in larger tributary uplift loads per fastener and non-uniform loading configurations.
Steel floor or roof deck is only as good as its fastening. Whether it is the performance of the product as a diaphragm to transfer wind or seismic forces, resisting wind uplift, acting as a concrete form, providing bracing to beams or joists, or providing a safe working platform during construction, proper fastening makes the deck do its job.
The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has released the new and long awaited 4th Edition of the Diaphragm Design Manual (DDM04). This new edition complies with the requirements of the new ANSI/AISI S310-13 North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels.