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Re[2]: [SEAOC] ????metal deck conn for out of plane loading?

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     Thanks, Lew.
     Since I posted my message, I found out that AISI as well as UBC have 
     criteria for arc welding and seam welding. And it seems that a 5/8" 
     puddle weld on a 20 gage deck can carry up to 360 pounds of uplift. 
     Since you are designing in the high wind zones, have you found that 
     mechanical fasteners are more reliable or welidng has been ok so far?
     Again,thanks for responding.

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Subject: Re: [SEAOC] ????metal deck conn for out of plane loading????
Author:  seaoc(--nospam--at) at Internet
Date:    4/18/96 6:12 PM

ghassem.khosrownia(--nospam--at) wrote:
>      Does anyone know of a source on design of deck fasteners for out of 
>      plane (uplift) loading?
>      Anyone has any recommendations on use of puddle welds (somewhat 
>      unreliable quality) vs mechanical attachment?
>      My situation: roof decking must be designed for a net uplift in the 
>      range of 36 to 86 psf.
>  < snip>
Here in Southern Florida we design for uplift in that range *and higher* on 
every project.
The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has literature on uplift values for screws, 
welds, and other fastener systems. 
They're in Canton, Ohio, phone 216-493-7886.  Ask for their Staff Engineer.
-Lew Midlam