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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.

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Metal Deck | fastener system

By: Kathy Midence
October 23rd, 2020

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.

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Metal Deck | PunchLok II

By: Paul Rubio
October 8th, 2020

  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.

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Metal Deck

By: Kathy Midence
October 2nd, 2020

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.

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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 | Composite Floor Deck | Roof Deck

By: Paul Rubio
September 18th, 2020

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.

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Metal Deck | PunchLok II

By: Kathy Midence
September 11th, 2020

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.

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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 | Concrete

By: Kathy Midence
August 28th, 2020

Do you have a project that is specifying metal deck and you know that it is going to have concrete poured over it?

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Metal Deck | Dovetail Deck

By: Paul Rubio
August 21st, 2020

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.

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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.