Advancing Steel Structures with Composite Floor Systems
For a typical building project, the construction and design team face a range of choices in steel-based floor systems. One of the team’s biggest hurdles to clear is selecting the most appropriate, functional, and cost-effective floor system. The structure should benefit project delivery, offer design efficiencies, and withstand the test of time.
Upon completion, participant will be able to:
- DESCRIBE the use of composite floor systems to reduce structural framing costs and simplify construction sequencing to create a unified load-bearing system.
- DISCUSS how long-span deck systems achieve open structures to maximize clear spans with effective framing weight reductions.
- LIST the applications and relative benefits of composite joist and deck that can be used as floor systems.
- DESCRIBE how composite floor systems have been employed in various building types and applications, including new construction, adaptive reuse, multi-story and large-venues.