New Millennium Building Systems

Credit-hour course: Efficient Design of Long-Span Composite Steel Deck-Slabs

New webinar offers valuable insights for structural engineers and awards 1.5 credits

Composite Joists, Deep-Dek® Composite and Versa-Dek® Composite

The increasing prevalence of multi-story buildings and high-rise construction has sparked expanded interest in cost-efficient and high-performing building systems. A new continuing education webinar helps design teams stay on top of the latest trends and offers valuable insights while awarding 1.5 Professional Development credits.

Efficient Design of Long-Span Composite Steel Deck-Slabs, from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations, covers ways of obtaining efficient designs of long-span composite slabs by providing supplemental reinforcing bars for extra strength, deflection control and establishing fire resistance. The course also features the following:

  • The importance of serviceability considerations, such as slab deflection and walking-induced floor vibration control, which are more critical for long-span slabs when compared with conventional slabs.
  • General information about composite steel deck slabs, design criteria and available slab design resources.
  • Frequently asked questions about the design and construction of long-span composite slabs are reviewed and answered.

The course is Diamond Reviewed in all 50 states by the NCSEA, which means it has been found to provide meaningful and useful information to structural engineers.

Vitaliy Degtyarev, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., a New Millennium Building Systems Design and Research Engineer, leads the engineering continuing education course. Degtyarev has deep and meaningful experience designing long-span composite deck slabs for projects across the country. He uses 12-plus years of experience working with metal deck manufacturers to educate structural engineers about long-span composite steel deck slabs.

Degtyarev knows steel deck inside and out. He has been involved with the development and design of roof, form and floor deck profiles as well as steel deck approvals with certifying and approval agencies such as ICC-ES, UL and FM. He’s also researched structural concrete, cold-formed steel and steel-concrete composite structures.

New Millennium currently offers three long-span composite systems ideal for low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise construction

Composite joists and deck: The longest spanning system capable of 20 feet to 60 feet and beyond, composite steel joists integrate steel joists and composite deck using shear studs attached through the composite steel deck to the joist top chord. Concrete is poured on top of the deck, and the shear studs become embedded in the cured concrete, forming a unified load bearing system that deflects as a single unit.

Deep-Dek® Composite: A deep-ribbed system, it can create open spans up to 36 feet with unshored pours up to 22 feet. It is available in deck heights of 4.5 inches, 6 inches and 7.5 inches” and features patented side-lap connections that enable it to achieve its composite bond.

Versa-Dek® Composite: Available in 2-inch and 3.5-inch dovetail profiles, this system provides the thinnest total floor depth possible, reducing story height while maximizing ceiling height, with clear spans up to 28 feet. Its dovetail design also accommodates the Versa-Wedge® hanger system to suspend lighting or facilitate mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) integration.

A wealth of educational resources

New Millennium has a diverse library of education courses and specialists to help you learn the latest about steel building systems and advance your career. These courses are based on real-world situations and will help you lower the cost of building design and construction and expedite project timelines. Each course offers 1.0 AIA LU/HSW and 1.0 PDH credit.

In addition to online courses, New Millennium offers in-person courses. Requests for this service are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. During these in-person sessions, our education specialists present the courses and then answer questions. Contact one of our education course specialists to discuss hosting an in-person course for your professional group.

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