Architectural Record BE - Building Enclosure

Optimized Steel Deck Design

Sponsored by New Millennium
Continuing Education

Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:

  1. Explain steel deck production basics, the range of steel deck types, their profiles, and features.
  2. Explain steel deck design terminology and design criteria.
  3. Discuss ways to optimize steel deck design to enhance architectural aesthetic goals, building performance, and total project cost control.
  4. Discuss the role of steel deck detailing, examples of the deck detailing process, meeting Factory Mutual Global (FMG) requirements, and Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL) requirements.


This test is no longer available for credit
This course provides an overview of structural steel deck design, and the ways to improve building performance and to reduce total-project costs. Key topics include steel deck types, deck terminology, and deck design criteria. The course references actual project examples of cost reduction and demonstrates the mission-critical role of steel deck detailing during the building design process.