Have you ever been on a job and tried to attach two items, but for one reason or another you couldn’t get it to work. Maybe you were using the wrong fastener or the wrong type of tool. Whichever the case, you learned that there are proper fasteners and tools for attaching different types of materials.
Do you have a job that has PLB-36 metal decking specified and you need to learn more about it? You’ve probably installed B decking in the past, but have never purchased PLB-36. PLB-36 is a relatively new product when compared to the typical type of B deck.
If you have ever installed metal decking then you know it is not easy work. Some aspects that make the job difficult are unavoidable, such as the weight of the metal decking itself. It makes it hard to carry and set in place long and heavy sheets.
Dovetail Decking is a type of metal roof and floor deck that blends structural metal decking and an architectural ceiling. It’s the perfect product to carry the load requirements of your structure, while still providing a sleek, modern, and finished looking ceiling.
When you install metal decking you are likely to come across a few different methods to attach the sidelaps. In the past, there were three main methods: button punch, stitch screwing, and seam welding. There are reasons you’d want to use each method, but when it came to a seam weld the main reason was the superior overall strength values it offered.
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.
Do you have a project that is specifying metal deck and you know that it is going to have concrete poured over it?
Do you have a set of plans with a Dovetail metal deck specified and you have no earthly idea what that is? Well, that’s ok, because this is a new product. It’s been developed so that you can have a metal roof deck or floor deck that’s capable of long spans, shallower floor depths, and superior sound ratings.
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.