What Is A Swedged End?

The process using dies at the end of a profiled sheet of metal deck, in order to create a slight flare which allows the panel ends to be easily laid on top of each other during erection.

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What Is A Standing Seam?

A raised joint between two sheets of metal deck that is made by turning up the adjacent steel deck panel edges and then folding, or interlocking, them in different ways.

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What Is Side-Lap

The overlapping of neighboring longitudinal edges steel deck. The steel deck panels must have the same profile to be able to overlap. Some shapes of steel deck profiles are not able to overlap.

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What Is A Pour Stop?

Also known as screed angle or bent plate, is an angled piece of steel, used to contain concrete being poured within a perimeter of metal decking.

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What Is A Nestable Side-Lap?

A metal deck sheet with a partial rib on one side that overlaps, onto the edge of the adjacent a metal deck sheet with a full rib. The lowest point in the deck profile is where the nesting usually occurs. 

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What Is Mirror Image Deck?

Two essentially identical steel deck panels are fastened together to form a single panel. One of the panels remains in its normal position and the other is inverted. Typically, these panels are factory assembled.

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What Is A Field Cut?

Cuts made to the metal deck sheets at the job site for final sizing, which can include, longitudinal cuts, transverse cuts or skewed cuts. 

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What Is End-Lap?

The overlapping of neighboring steel deck panel ends perpendicular to the fluting on the steel deck. The steel deck panels must have the same profile to be able to overlap. Some shapes of steel deck profiles are not able to overlap.

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What Are Embossments?

Steel deck with regularly spaced indentations or lugs on the surfaces of the deck profile for obtaining composite action between the metal sheet and the poured concrete.

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What Is A Composite Beam?

A is a structural member usually consisting of at least two or more different materials that are joined together that result in a stronger system than each individual part. 

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What Is Cellular Steel Deck?

Steel deck panels made up of a top panel also called the hat that is assembled in the factory with a flat steel sheet on the bottom or called the plate. The assembled panels consist of longitudinal cells or cavities intended for acoustical or utility purposes.

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