From: John Armijo <421jarmi(--nospam--at)pwcsd.nosc.mil>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 08:44:29 -0700
The SDI Manual of Construction with Steel Deck (Publication MC01) has
the following sentence on page 26 of the 1992 edition:
"NO SUBSTITUTION of fastener type or pattern should be made without
the approval of the designer."
I would suggest contacting SDI (Steel Deck Institute), the steel deck
manufacturer's catalog, and ICBO for Evaluation Reports.
>>> "Barry H. Welliver" <wellive(--nospam--at)ibm.net> 04/23/99 08:11am >>>
I have specified a 22ga. steel deck with puddle
welds at supports and #10 TEK screws at side laps.
The field has "supplied" a punched (button?) hole
at the side laps. My questions are:
1. Is this crimped button hole comparable to
the TEK screws for side lap shear transfer?
2. If so, is there available information
3. Is this method (punched hole) considered a
Barry H. Welliver