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Metal Deck Blog

Are you a steel fabricator, general contractor, or engineer looking to learn about metal decking? Learn about roof deck, floor deck, Punchlok. Read our metal deck blog.

Robert Rubio

Robert Rubio is the President of Western Deck & Steel Erection. He has been in the steel construction industry since 1970 and is a Journeyman Local 433 Iron Worker.

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Metal Deck

By: Robert Rubio
January 27th, 2021

By the time metal decking gets to a jobsite it has been put into bundles, banded together by steel straps, and moved on and off trucks with forklifts. So it should come as no surprise that the metal decking panels will have some dents and/or scratches. This is especially true of the bottom sheets of the bundles, they take the most impact with forklifts. 

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Metal Deck

By: Robert Rubio
December 1st, 2020

On occasion, a metal decking job is designed with inverted or reversed metal decking. When this happens it is important to understand what inverted or reversed metal decking is. Without the proper knowledge, you could easily make mistakes that take huge amounts of money to fix.

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Metal Deck

By: Robert Rubio
November 6th, 2020

Q decking is a term we continue to hear from customers year after year, which comes as a surprise since Q deck hasn’t been manufactured in over 20 years. So why then do we keep getting requests for Q deck if it no longer exists?

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By: Robert Rubio
October 16th, 2020

Welding is probably the most traditional method of fastening and attaching steel decking. It also happens to be the most difficult. But, it provides a strong connection, which is why it still gets specified on projects. So while puddle welding and seam welding metal deck may not be the easiest method, it isn’t going away anytime soon.

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Metal Deck

By: Robert Rubio
September 25th, 2020

Has your metal decking supplier asked you a question that you don’t have an answer for? If so, you were most likely advised to check the metal decking specifications.

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Metal Deck

By: Robert Rubio
September 4th, 2020

  If you have never heard of a draft curtain, you are not alone. It isn’t a term that you hear too often, but draft curtains are very commonly installed in large warehouses and big box stores. You may have even seen them when you looked up in a large building. If you’re a subcontractor and find yourself working on warehouses and large commercial buildings, then you need to familiarize yourself with what draft curtains are.

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Metal Deck

By: Robert Rubio
August 14th, 2020

  As your business grows, you may be looking for a way to add more floor space. If you have a large warehouse with tall ceilings then a structural steel mezzanine may be a great option to do just that.

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Metal Deck

By: Robert Rubio
July 24th, 2020

When you’re installing metal deck you need to make sure the concrete doesn’t pour out. For this, you’ll need to close off the ends. To do this, you’ll need to use the appropriate type of metal closure.

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Metal Deck | Acoustical

By: Robert Rubio
July 2nd, 2020

Are you preparing a bid and the design drawings call for acoustical metal decking? If so do not make the assumption that it is just standard metal decking.

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Metal Deck | Roof Deck

By: Robert Rubio
June 12th, 2020

  While you’re working hard to price a job with metal deck on it, you are asked if it is roof or floor deck? You’re not an expert in metal deck, and you may not have even realized there was a difference. In looking deeper at the plans you discover that it is in fact roof deck. Now you need to learn whatever you can so that you price the job correctly and don’t lose money.