To: "seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: Re: Steel Deck Diaphragms
From: "Barry H. Welliver" <wellive(--nospam--at)ibm.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 18:40:55 -0600
Thanks to everyone who took the time to give me advice. It is really
I've taken measures to get what I designed and will share any "persuasive
marketing" comments from the installer with you all.
Barry H. Welliver
"Barry H. Welliver" wrote:
> 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
> regarding substitution?
> 3. Is this method (punched hole) considered a
> stitch fastener?
> Comments appreciated.
> Barry H. Welliver