In a message dated 2/8/00 11:17:02 PM Mountain Standard Time,
> Anyone have any good rules of thumb for attaching
> floor plate to supporting steel. I have an industrial
> building with 3/8" thick floor plate supported at 5'
> each way. The owner wants easy and complete cleanup
> so we have continuous seam welds along the joints. We
> have called out 13/16" dia plug welds at 2'-0" on
> center along the length of beams. The erector is
> complaining that this is excessive. I am going to
> have him put in what is on the drawings, but for
> future reference, does anyone have any suggested
> methods of attaching floor plate in this situation?
Can you use welds under the plate to the support beams? I have done this in
the past using fillet welds in a stitching method ataggered along both sides
of the support beam.
Jay L. Crawford, PE