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Re: slabs on metal deck

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1. Concrete thickness are minimums (that's your design).
2. CJ should be in the span of the deck (middle third?), if possible,away
from the girder.
3. If you scheldule your beams you can call out the force and sc count with
the appropriate notes and schematic sketch.

Your profile selection and member sizes should give a reasonable accounting
of the dead load and construction load strains.  Is that useful?

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Trimble <trimbleml(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 11:49 AM
Subject: slabs on metal deck

>how are other strucural consultants addressing the slab on metal deck
>placement?  the question is how do the structural documents address it.
>1.  do you say the thickness of concrete shown is a minimum and
>variations in thickness can only be in +
>2.  do you give bulkhead information for pours in particullarly at a
>girder.  do you stop short of the studs for the first pour to avoid
>engaging it in composite action.
>3.  at the girder bulkhead do you give shear transfer criteria such as
>the question assumes you have a cambered design.
>the owner expects that the design engineer has some input on a method of
>placement that is doable, creating a level, flat floor within the
>structural design intent and fireproofing requirements for the floor.