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  1. Metal Studs

  2. Metal Joists

  3. Floor Decking

  4. Bracing

  5. Roof Decking


1) Metal Studs

A metal stud is a type of framing member fabricated from galvanized steel sheets.

  • Used for framing/structure of the walls.

  • Available material thickness: 18 ga

  • Flange sizes available: 2-1/2", 3-5/8", 6", 8"

  • OC available: 16", 24"

  • Leg size: 10'

Galvanized top and bottom tracks are included in the products listed above. Openings, headers, beams, bracing, and bridging are excluded.

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2) Metal Joist

Suitable for both domestic and commercial use, metal web joists facilitate easy installation of services and produce a lightweight floor system in lengths up to 12 meters.

  • Used to provide secondary support.

  • Available material thickness: 12, 14, 16, 18 ga

  • Diameters: 6", 8", 10", 12"

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3) Floor Decking

The metal floor decking is laid and fastened to a support structure, this can either be done with a composite or non-composite deck. Structural concrete is then poured over the metal decking, in turn becoming a part of the floor structural system itself.

  • Used for framing/structure for the floors

  • Available material thickness: 16, 18, 20, 22 ga

  • Diameters: 1-1/2", 2", 3"

3.0 Composite Diagram
1.5 Steel Form Deck Diagram

4) Bracing

Braced frames, a structural system in buildings subject to lateral loads, generally consist of structural steel, which works well for the requirements of tension and compression on these frames.

  • Used to provide stability and resist lateral loads, either from diagonal steel members or from a concrete ‘core’.

  • Available material thickness: 16, 18 ga

  • Dimensions: 1-1/2", 2"

  • OC available: 16", 24"

5) Roof Decking

Metal decking is corrugated metal sheeting that’s used as a structural roof deck or composite floor deck. It will be supported by steel beams or joists.

  • Used to support the insulating membrane of a roof or to support and bond with the concrete to create a composite metal deck.

  • Available material thickness: 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 ga

  • Types: B, N, J, H wide rib

  • Diameters: 1-1/2", 3", 4-1/2", 6", 7-1/2"

B deck

N deck


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