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Metal Deck Fastening to Steel Base Materials
Deck fastening solutions
When attaching steel deck to structural steel or bar joist, Hilti offers solutions for virtually all fastening needs, including end and side laps as an economic, productive and reliable alternative to welding.
Deck fastening solutions in seismic zones
Hilti has established one of the worldwide largest full scale decking test frames that has the capability to simulate static and seismic loading of entire deck sections. This allows the testing and development of innovative fastening solutions for steel deck applications suitable for earthquake loading while optimizing fastener patterns for a most economic design.
One of the most important factors to be considered when designing steel deck diaphragms for seismic load cases is ductility and the ability of the system to dissipate energy during cyclic earthquake loading.
Besides the steel deck itself, Hilti’s mechanical direct and screw fastening systems can significantly contribute to a ductile behavior.