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

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At 07:18 PM 4/18/96 -0400, Lew Midlam wrote:
>ghassem.khosrownia(--nospam--at)internet.nps.usace.army.mil wrote:
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>>      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>
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>
>Here in Southern Florida we design for uplift in that range *and higher* on
almost 
>every project.
>
>The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has literature on uplift values for screws,
puddle 
>welds, and other fastener systems. 
>
>They're in Canton, Ohio, phone 216-493-7886.  Ask for their Staff Engineer.
>
>
>-Lew Midlam


Puddle welds are better than fasteners, but need to be inspected.
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