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Fundamentals of Corrosion and Their Application to Steel Deck - No. FCASD
New - July 2015

An Owner's Guide to Constructing Quiet Spaces in Steel Framed Buildings - No. CQSSFB
May 2012

Perforated Metal Deck Design with Commentary - No. PMDDWC
February 2012 Note: This paper contains 2 Appendixes, A and B. Appendix A is included in this download. Appendix B includes 5 example problems and is available as a separate download. Please see below to download Appendix B.

Perforated Metal Deck Design with Commentary - Appendix B
February 2012 This appendix contains 5 example problems and is part of our newest white paper, Perforated Metal Deck Design with Commentary.

Perforated Metal Deck Diaphragm Design - No. PMDDDA
November 2011 Note: This paper includes an appendix which contains the Design Example: Calculation to Determine the Warping Factor and G'.

Damaged Composite Steel Deck - No. DCSD

Arc-Puddle Welds and Weld Washers for Attachments in Steel Deck - No. WW

Jobsite Storage Requirements for Steel Deck - No. JS

Deeper Steel Deck and Cellular Diaphragms - No. DSDCD

PLEASE NOTE: A Supplement to DSDCD dated January 2013 including Appendices 1 and 2 is now available:
Deeper Steel Deck and Cellular Diaphragms (Supplement to 2005 paper) - January 2013


Deck Damage & Penetrations - No. DDP

A Rational Approach to Steel Deck Corrosion Protection - No. SDCP

PLEASE NOTE: This white paper - No. SDCP, has been superseded by our newest white paper:
Fundamentals of Corrosion and Their Application to Steel Deck - No. FCASD.


Diaphragm Analysis with Skew Walls - No. SKEW