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Re: Concrete floor on wood trusses

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Yes, I believe that would be correct.  However, this guy wants to make the concrete structural.
We have used plywood with a 1.5-inch concrete surface before but no structural concrete on wood.
Dave Smith
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Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 8:15 PM
Subject: RE: Concrete floor on wood trusses

Wouldn't exception 1 apply though?  Assuming diaphragm action is taken care of by 1-1/8" sheathing, couldn't the cocnrete be considered dead load going along for the ride?

Eli Grassley <elig(--nospam--at)> wrote:
The IBC does not allow support of concrete on wood.  See section 2304.12.  That?s a pretty solid argument I would say J
~~ Eli Grassley
-----Original Message-----
From: David Smith [mailto:smith1129(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 11:50 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Concrete floor on wood trusses
I have a prospective client wanting a concrete floor slab poured on wood trusses.  The building will be steel-framed on the perimeter.
I am trying to get him to use steel bar joists rather than wood trusses.  Anyone have some good arguments against this?
Dave Smith
Smith Associates

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