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[2 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

For roof designs involving acoustics, there is a trade off between the requirements for absorption and reduction. Roof Decks may be perforated in the web to assist absorption, however the following points should be noted: The structural capacity of the deck is reduced, requiring closer support centres. The perforated open area allows sound to escape […]

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

*** Tata Steel offer a free diaphragm design service when using RoofDek profiles – for more information, please call +44 (0)1244 892199 or email technical.structuralproducts@tatasteeleurope.com *** Metal Decks installed in diaphragm, or stressed skin, design allows the horizontal side wind force to be transmitted through the deck into the support frame structure. This allows the designer […]

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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 | ]

Decks can be manufactured in lengths up to 12 metres. In general terms decks are more structurally efficient when in double span condition. There are however instances where short single span sheets are required:- Due to site limitation for access For spans over 6000mm Extended end laps can be used to create a double span […]

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Thermal Conductivity (Lambda Value) Thermal conductivity, or Lambda value, is the rate at which heat is transmitted through a material, measured in watts per square metre of surface area for a temperature gradient of one Kelvin per metre thickness (W/mK). The lower the value, the better the thermal efficiency of the material. Material Lambda Value […]

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Featured, How to's, Metal Roof Deck, News, Structural Products, Technical guidance »

[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 […]

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Featured, How to's, Metal Roof Deck, Technical guidance »

[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Fasteners are fixed from above the deck into a suitable support structure. It is not possible to install fasteners from below the deck. This unfortunately does leave the drill point and end of the fastener visible from below. Any attempt to remove the protruding end could result in damage to the deck coating but more […]

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Acoustics, Featured, Headline, How to's, Metal Roof Deck, Technical guidance »

[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

ABSORPTION – The loss or dissipation of sound energy in passing through a material or on striking a surface. The term may also refer to the property of a material to damp sound energy. ABSORPTION COEFFICIENT – The fraction of energy absorbed on striking any surface, stated as values between 0 and 1.0. If a […]

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Featured, Headline, How to's, Metal Roof Deck, Site Practice, Sustainability, Technical guidance »

[26 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Malcolm Chapman, Technical Support Engineer at Tata Steel, discusses the installation of solar panels to structural roof decking and trays. This guide uses the SOL-F system from SFS intec as an example. This system applies point loads to the structural deck, which should be checked with the Tata Steel RoofDek Technical Departemnt. SOL-F overview Secure […]

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[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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Featured, How to's, Metal Roof Deck, Metal Roof Deck, Technical, Technical guidance »

[24 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]

Penetrations through decks affect the structural integrity, and therefore must be suitably braced, dependant on opening size. 1 – Small penetrations, through the bottom trough, can be accommodated without any additional support. Multiple penetrations must be spaced at 1500 mm minimum centres.  Note: no part of the web, or crown, can be removed without additional […]

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