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Re: Sill bolts on metal decking question.

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Not sure if this helps. I have a project for a building addition where we are framing with steel stud walls on concrete filled steel floor deck that are over W beams. We added welded threaded studs to the W beams that project up so the steel sill track can be connected. I ended up using holdowns bolted to the beam web that have the threaded rod extending up through the beam flange/floor to a holdown screwed to the stud.

I don't see an immediate problem with what you are doing by adding the shear connectors later. I assume that whatever fastener you use has an ICC report or equivalent.

On 3/5/2014 10:31 AM, Joe Venuti wrote:

I am looking for opinions and experiences with this method or steel beam
below shear wall.

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You can put shear into a 4" slab using expansion bolts, just use the values from the anchor manufacturer's specs based on your slab thickness. You won't get a lot of shear, but if you have a shear wall you can put as many anchors along the wall as you need.

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