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[10 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Attended by nearly 100 professionals from across the construction industry, the Tata Steel webinar – ‘The construction supply chain cannot realistically deliver BIM Level 2: Discuss’- posed a number of questions to the audience, which produced insightful and honest results. Here, Alex Small, BIM and Digital Platforms Manager at Tata Steel explores the poll findings. […]

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BIM, Featured, Tata Steel, Technical »

[19 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

Here, Alex Small, BIM and Digital Platforms Manager at Tata Steel highlights the challenges of implementing BIM for an industry largely made up of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Within the construction industry 98% of building product manufacturers fall within the SME category, with over 17,000 employing less than 10 people. Facing an ever-changing climate […]

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Case Study, education, Headline, Technical guidance »

[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]

The most important stage of any new construction project is the design. The building envelope design influences the building’s long term performance, with a significant impact on cost, energy usage and the environment. We know how essential it is to get these factors right, and we support our customers during this crucial design process. One […]

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

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

[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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Featured, Headline, How to's, Metal Roof Deck, Structural Products, Technical guidance, Uncategorized »

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

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

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

[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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