composite construction

composite construction
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Composite construction

• Composite construction refers to two load-carrying structural members that are integrally connected and deflect as a single unit.
• An example of this is composite metal deck with concrete fill, steel filler Beams, and girders made composite by using headed stud connectors
• A steel beam which is made composite by using shear connectors,
composite metal decking and concrete is much stronger and stiffer than the
base beam alone
• Composite floor systems are considered by many to be the highest quality
type of construction
• This has become a standard type of construction selected by many
architects, engineers, and developers
• The additional subcontractor needed for shear connector installation will
increase field costs
• Installation of shear connectors is another operation to be included in the
• A concrete flat work contractor who has experience with elevated
composite slabs should be secured for the job.
• Composite decking works together with the concrete fill to make a stiff,
light-weight, economical floor system Compare the composite decking (above left), non-composite decking (above center), and the form decking (above right)
• Composite decking is available in various profiles and thicknesses
• Decking with deformed ribs (or embossed decking), as shown, is commonly used
• The deformations on the ribs allow for a stronger bond between the concrete and the decking
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