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Design Manual: Steel Deck on Cold-formed Steel Framing (Steel Deck Institute)


The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) released the first edition of its Steel Deck on Cold-formed Steel Framing Design Manual, outlining the unique elements of design and usage of steel deck on cold-formed steel framing in compliance with the 2018 International Building Code (IBC).

“This manual will be an excellent resource for structural engineers and architects who are venturing into using steel deck on cold-formed floor and roof framing,” said Thomas Sputo, P.E., technical director of the SDI. “Interfacing steel deck effectively with cold-formed steel trusses is a particular emphasis of this manual.”

Though similar to deck supported on open web steel joists or rolled beams, there are distinct, critical differences between this design and usage and that of cold-formed steel framing. SDI’s new manual includes applications for steel floor and roof deck, illustrated through extensive commentary and design examples.

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