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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions and answers:

Concrete:

Q: The ready mix concrete truck was stuck in the traffic.  When it arrive to the job site, it was 90 minutes late.  Should I accept it?

A: See the ASTM C-94 requirement in this web site.

Steel joist and decks:

Q: I can not find my copy of steel bar joists manual.  Can I find it through the web?

A: You can find it on Vulcraft steel joist and joist girder catalog

Q: Where can I find a copy of steel deck manual on the web?

A: You can find in on Vulcraft steel roof and floor deck catalog

Metal stud framing

Q: How do you identify metal studs for code form steel framing?

A: See the following web site: http://www.toolbase.org/Docs/MainNav/SteelFraming/2894_StandardStudDesignators..pdf?TrackID=&CategoryID=1547&DocumentID=2894

or, http://www.clarksteel.com/literature/ssma%20standard%20nomenclature%20information.pdf

Q: Where can I find section and properties of metal studs, load tables or manual?

A: You can download it from this web site: http://www.clarksteel.com/literature/ssmatechcatalog.pdf

Q: Where can I find section and properties of head furring channel, ceiling U channels.

A: See pages 42-45 for ceiling U channels, and page 46-47 of the manual on this web site: http://www.clarksteel.com/literature/ssmatechcatalog.pdf

Q: Where can I find wood to metal studs connection details?

A: Try this web site: www.toolbase.org/docs/MainNav/SteelFraming/4299_Hybrid_Steelguide_3.pdf

Q: Do you have information about capacities of screws, fasteners and welding for sheet metals?

A: Try this web site: http://www.toolbase.org/Docs/MainNav/SteelFraming/2919_FastenersforResidentialSteelFraming.pdf?TrackID=&CategoryID=1164&DocumentID=2919

or this web site: http://www.clarksteel.com/literature/fastener%20load%20tables.pdf

or page 48 of this web site: http://www.clarksteel.com/literature/ssmatechcatalog.pdf

Q: What is ICF?  How does it connects to metal stud floor and roof?

A: ICF is insulated concrete form.  Basically, it uses insulated concrete plank as forms to build reinforced concrete walls.  See document in the following web site:http://www.toolbase.org/docs/MainNav/SteelFraming/4325_pm_for_steel_framing1.pdf

There is some floor connection details in this web site: http://www.toolbase.org/docs/MainNav/SteelFraming/4326_pm_for_steel_framing2.pdf  

and roof connection in this web site: http://www.toolbase.org/docs/MainNav/SteelFraming/4327_pm_for_steel_framing3.pdf

Q: where can find typical metal stud details?

A: Try page 49 and 50 of this web site: http://www.clarksteel.com/literature/ssmatechcatalog.pdf

Q: Where can I find a specification for metal stud framing?

A: Try this web site: http://www.clarksteel.com/literature/sample%205400%20specifications.pdf

or page 51 of this web site: http://www.clarksteel.com/literature/ssmatechcatalog.pdf