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An Introduction to Steel Deck Framing

Approximately 1 hour

Outdoor decks are commonly desired by homeowners and commercial property owners for both new and existing properties. Wood has long been the structural choice for outdoor deck materials. However, wood has disadvantages that can be mitigated with steel deck framing structural construction. In this course, we will discover that light-gauge steel (LGS) is lighter in weight than structural wood, is less susceptible to deterioration due to the elements and pests, requires less maintenance over time, is a sustainable material, and offers unparalleled safety features for dead loads, live loads, and environmental loads such as snow, earthquakes, and wind. Steel deck framing is quick to erect and provides for longer spans than wood of similar cross-sectional size. Structural materials can be easily lifted, and waste is reduced.

Presented by C. Todd Smith on behalf of Fortress Building Products.

 This course is ONLINE: SELF-PACED. Experience it on your own schedule, at your convenience.

 This course is registered with 29 industry association(s). Show credit and registration information. Hide credit and registration information.

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