Deck Fastener Testing

Demand proof of performance.

Hilti Mechanical Deck Fasteners are subjected to rigorous testing to ensure their performance.

Confirm the smallest details

deck fastener testing

Gain insight into the performance of various styles of Hilti mechanical deck fasteners for your applications with deck fastener testing that covers small element connection tests used to determine fastener pullout, pullover, and lap-joint shear strength and stiffness. The results generated by these deck fastener testing steps can be analyzed and used as a predictive model to calculate performance of larger steel deck diaphragm assemblies or systems.

For your confidence, this deck fastener testing is conducted in accordance with the following industry-accepted standards:

  • American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) S905 Test Methods for Mechanically Fastened Cold-Formed Steel Connections
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E1190 Standard Test Methods for Strength of Power-Actuated Fasteners Installed in Structural Members
  • International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) AC70 Acceptance Criteria for Fasteners Power-Driven into Concrete, Steel and Masonry Elements
  • ICC-ES AC118 Acceptance Criteria for Tapping Screw Fasteners

Get the bigger picture

full scale diaphragm testing

Full-scale diaphragm system tests evaluate the performance characteristics of deck fasteners in an entire integrated steel deck diaphragm assembly. You can use the resulting data in predictive modeling that addresses varying configurations of base steel, steel deck, spans, and specific fastener combination options for your applications.

These tests are conducted in accordance with the following standards:

  • International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) AC43 Acceptance Criteria for Steel Deck Roof and Floor Systems
  • American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) S907 Cantilever Test Method for Cold-Formed Steel Diaphragms
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E455 Standard Test Method for Static Load Testing of Framed Floor or Roof Diaphragm
  • Constructions for buildings


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