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Could you crimp it or use a button punch?

Conrad Guymon, P.E.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Jordan" <MattJ(--nospam--at)crjarch.com>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 10:22 AM
Subject: RE: seaint Digest for 29 Mar 2001


>
> greetings list members,
>
> a question regarding metal deck roofs. We are looking at upgrading a
> building in zone 4, tilt-up with metal deck roof. Bld. will be re-roofed,
we
> propose to add top seam welds (decrease existing spacing) to increase
> diaphragm capacity. Building is occupied by paper storage and owner is
> concerned about spark "showers" when welding. Question is, is it possible
to
> add screws in lieu of welds to increase capacity. It is old profile deck
so
> I think there is not enough lap for screws but not sure. Any suggestions?
> TIA,
> Matt Jordan SE
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