What Is Uplift?

Is the vertical force on the metal deck panels due to wind blowing horizontally across a surface.

How Uplift Works:

As the wind blows it causes the horizontal surface to lift upward causing a negative gravity load on the surface.

Why Uplift Matters:

Uplift must be accounted for when creating the construction drawings for the appropriate amount of fasteners to attach the metal deck to the support structure.

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