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Andrew, Joe
That good idea
but don't put the load on the flange
the rod should bolted to 3 inch SQ. plate between two stiff. welded to the 
web All uplift or down load transfer to the web
good luck

On Mar 5, 2014, at 5:49 AM, Andrew Kester <akester74(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Joe,
> What about having the steel fabricator pre-drill holes in the top 
> flanges, more than you may need for some field adjustments, and then 
> placing all-thread rods once the deck is in place (for uplift force 
> transfer into the steel beams)?  Have the rods protrude above the 
> finished floor and then place concrete around them. If you want an uplift 
> only connection, you could cast a small sleeve and then place the tension 
> rod through the sleeve to avoid shear/bearing from the rod to the slab. 
> This would involve only having to drill/punch holes through the steel 
> deck from underneath once the deck is in place.
> Since you are using headed studs for shear transfer from the walls into 
> the beams, are you going to design them as composite beams also?
> Good Luck.
> Andrew Kester, PE
> Florida
> On Wed, Mar 5, 2014 at 2:02 AM, Joe Venuti <jovenengr(--nospam--at)> wrote:

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