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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Fasteners are a vital component to ensure the safe installation of decks. The correct fixing as specified by the fastener manufacturer, to suit the application of fixing to cold rolled thin gauge purlins, hot rolled steel sections or timber supports. Self drilling/self tapping screws (commonly known as drill screws), must be a minimum 5.5mm diameter, […]

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Fasteners are a vital component to ensure the safe installation of structural decks or trays. The correct fixing, to be specified by the fastener manufacturer, to suit the application of fixing to cold rolled thin gauge purlins, hot rolled steel sections or timber supports. Self drilling/self tapping screws (commonly known as drill screws), must be […]

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

The correct orientation for deck installation is for the narrow trough to be down onto the support structure. This ensures that the widest crown is uppermost, providing maximum support for insulation. Direction of lay can be left to right or right to left, ensuring that the correct engagement of side lap is maintained. A running […]

BIM, Building Envelope, Featured, Structural Products »

[27 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

Alex Small, BIM and Digital Platforms Manager at Tata Steel discusses the fluid process of Tata Steel’s BIM journey and the challenges of producing BIM objects for thousands of products. As a global organisation, the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Tata Steel is a momentous task, when considering each product range, brand and […]

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[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

For circular buildings the lay of decking is dependant on the orientation of support beams. They can be installed radially or laterally. For either type installation on circular buildings, sheet ends require to be rake cut. Rake cut ends will not overlap and will be butt jointed, requiring a minimum support flange of 150mm, ie, […]

Composite Metal Floor Deck, Composite Metal Flooring, Featured, News, Structural Products, Technical guidance »

[24 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

A newly upgraded web-based version of the Composite Beam Checking Tool is now available at www.steelconstruction.info allowing you to design the slab with metal deck, using the ComFlor® range. The software enables you to design simply supported composite beams to the Eurocodes specifications, using Tata Steel’s composite floor deck, ComFlor® 51+, 60 or 80 in […]

Building Envelope, Featured, Headline, News, Structural Products, Sustainability »

[30 Sep 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Circular Economy (CE) is a phrase arising out of the work of Walter R Stahel, an architect who, in a paper from 1982 titled ‘The Product Life Factor’  first described a model for a closed-loop economy which is more commonly referred to now as a circular economy. In what must have seemed at the […]

Case studies, Composite Metal Floor Deck, Composite Metal Flooring, Featured, Headline, News, Structural Products »

[29 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

Over 9000m2 of ComFlor® structural decks have been installed on the new £60 million first direct Arena in Leeds, as part of a complex acoustic roof construction aimed at minimising external noise levels around the venue’s highly populated city centre location. Opened in summer 2013, the 12,500 seat facility hosts both music and sports events. […]

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[3 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

The new Engineering Stores, Visitor Centre and Training Facility at Tata Steel’s Port Talbot Works feature building envelope solutions, including 10,000m2 of Trisomet® 333 System insulated roof panels and 8,500m2 of Trimapanel® insulated wall panels. A further 2,680m2 of ComFlor® composite floor decking were also installed. Both the Visitor Centre and Stores Building were delivered to a BREEAM Outstanding rating and the Training Centre […]

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[2 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]

Tata Steel has just released an upgrade to its popular free-of-charge roof decking software package that enables structural engineers and designers to carry out full deck analysis to achieve optimum design and cost efficiencies. RoofDek Analysis Software is a partnership project with leading international developer CSC, best known for the very widely-adopted Fastrak, S-Frame and […]