Structural steel decking has grown to be one of the most preferred methods of construction in the recent years. With their new-found popularity in construction of multi-storey buildings, one can find plethora of options that have emerged due to the flexibility and strength it provides. Structural Decking is a cost-effective formwork deck that offers a stable and safe working platform to allow wet concrete to be poured. Structural Decking also acts as a tensile reinforcement enabling strength to the concrete slab. Structural decking is a versatile solution, suitable for all forms of construction – masonry, steel frame, concrete frame & all segments – Infrastructural, industrial, commercial & residential.
It offers multiple advantages:
Speedy, Easy &Safe Construction: Flooring systems generally takes around a month due to the weight problems of loading materials for transport. Fortunately, steel decking sheets are easier to deliver due to their lighter load and adjustable foundation sizes. Its pre-cut lengths and pre-fabricated designs make it easy to transport especially in remote areas. Decking also provides a safe working platform and acts as a safety ‘canopy’ to protect workers below from falling objects.
Reinforces Structural Integrity: Steel decking is resilient to external factors, such as weathering and moisture. Moreover, its longevity makes it an ideal structural framework against natural disasters and pest deterioration. Its design lets it to inhibit any transverse movement between the concrete slab and its steel beams, making it lighter and stronger than typical slabs for construction use.
Cost Effective Solution: Due to the reinforcement and strength given by the steel structure, in cases of composite slabs, the overall concrete consumption is reduced by 25%.
Structural Steel Decking is an industry which requires expertise, experience and exposure to handling complex structural requirements. Tata BlueScope Steel’s team of structural engineers along with its innovative Decking Solutions in form of SMARTDEK® 51 and EZYDEK™ 44 lets you complete your project within deadlines without experiencing delays or inconveniences.
Developed especially for the Indian Architectural fraternity, these galvanized steel decking sheets are suitable for all forms of construction, across Infrastructural, industrial and commercial segments. Taking in to account the Indian project management practices both solutions due to their unique features help reduce both time over-run and cost over-run during the execution of various projects.
Some of their unique advantages that make both SMARTDEK® 51 and EZYDEK™ 44 the most preferred solutions are as under:
Engineered with Precision: Designed to perfection with new age software applications; the solutions offer greater economy and design freedom. It is optimally configured and uses advanced construction techniques for installation.
High Strength Light Weight: Profiles used in these systems ensure greater weatherability and corrosion resistance. The concrete strength combined with flexible reinforcement of the metal decking can can withstand a great amount of load over a long period of time and also serve to provide an all-round stronger slab. Excellent spanning capacities for greater strength and less deflection 1.2 mm BMT, SMARTDEK® 51 can span more than 3 meters without support. SMARTDEK® 51 composite slabs can be designed for up to 4 hours of fire rating.
Lean Construction Method: No major reinforcement is required unless the design parameters demand so. The slab thickness can be reduced that can allow lighter slabs while maintaining the same strength. This helps reducing foundation loads resulting in lesser material consumption, lowering the cost.
Sustainable Solution: Steel can be recycled repeatedly without reducing its inherent properties thus making steel framed composite construction a sustainable solution. Moreover, due to its smart construction processes, it has minimum impact on the natural resources or environmental degradation.
So if you are looking at speedy construction with quality assurance, a precision-oriented design customization; your search for that perfect solution ends right here with Tata BlueScope Steel’s SMARTDEK® 51 and EZYDEK® 44, the most suitable alternative for conventional reinforcement materials, especially in high-rise building projects.
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