This course outlines the attributes, functions, benefits, limits, and acoustic qualities of composite deck slabs. It reviews the three primary types of composite systems that represent the full range of long-span composite floor systems and examines the criteria for their selection, design, and engineering. In addition, it provides a comprehensive range of industry standards and resources that a designer could consult to ensure, at a minimum, compliance with all building regulations and industry standards.
- Know the 3 long-span composite floor systems and their distinguishing characteristics.
- Collaborate to specify the best system based on key design criteria.
- Learn how to address basic engineering, design and constructability issues.
- Have ready the resources guiding efficient system selection for any market and project location.