Steel Deck Diaphragm Attachment

June 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Speaker: Keith Cullum, P.E.
Simpson Strong-Tie

Steel deck diaphragms are a common structural element on commercial projects of various sizes, and performance is highly dependent upon the successful design and implementation of the fastening system selected. This presentation will review and compare the various methods typically used to fasten steel decking, look at current reference standards and building code requirements, and discuss potential solutions to frequent design challenges.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this session, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the function and components of a steel deck diaphragm.
  • Review appropriate standards and building code references related to steel deck diaphragm design.
  • Discuss and compare common attachment methods.
  • Recognize frequent challenges in design and review potential solutions to address them.

Handouts and registration emails for this session will be sent to SE University companies on Friday, June 8th.