What Is A Deck Diaphragm?

A system comprised of steel deck panels that transmits the lateral loads to the vertical structures and walls.

How a Deck Diaphragm Works:

A deck diaphragm transfers the floors side to side loads to the walls of the structure.

Why a Deck Diaphragm Matters:

The diaphragm of a structure often acts as the floor system or roof system in a building, which also supports gravity loads. 

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