This course provides an overview of structural steel deck design and the ways to improve building performance and to reduce total-project costs. Key areas of discussion include deck types, terminology, and design criteria. The course includes actual project examples of cost reduction and highlights the role of steel deck detailing in the mission-critical early steel building design process.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Explain steel deck production basics, the range of steel deck types, their profiles and features
- Explain steel deck design terminology and design criteria
- Discuss ways to optimize steel deck design to enhance architectural aesthetic goals, building performance and total project cost control
- Discuss the role of steel deck detailing, examples of the deck detailing process, meeting Factory Mutual Global (FMG) requirements, and Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) requirements.