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[14 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]

“We are now at a point we have never been at before. The industry is standing on a burning platform and all other options have gone. It simply has to change”. Mark Farmer, UK Construction Week 11th Oct 2017.   The Burning Platform Over the last few years the construction industry has seen numerous reports, […]

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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 | ]

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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[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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[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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[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, […]

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[19 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

Here, Donna Mac, Facades Sales Manager for the UK shares her knowledge and provides an insight into this flexible and economical rainscreen solution by Kalzip. What is the Kalzip FC rainscreen system? It’s a fast to install lightweight aluminium modular plank system suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects. Although mainly fixed horizontally, panels can […]

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[10 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]

  What are HPC colours and what does it stand for? The High Performance Colour system (or HPC) is a further development of existing coatings based on polymer resin and distinguished by ageing-resistance and colour stability. The extremely high UV-resistance makes the new colours particularly suitable for usage in tough weather conditions. Kalzip offers a […]

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[12 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

This prestigious building is a real sight for sore eyes. Welcome to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, one of the most impressive hospitals in the world. Its multi-specialty medical facilities bring together leading physicians from around the world, with five clinic floors, three diagnostic and treatment levels, and thirteen floors dedicated to critical and acute inpatients, […]