Hospital Addition – Williamson County, TN
¾ x 3 7/8 Headed Shear Connectors shot Thru-Deck. We shot both the surgery and childrens addition to this Medical Center which called for roughly 15,500 ea ¾ x 3 7/8 HSC’s. This job called for shooting the studs to the “strong side” of the beam on all beams where the deck ran parallel to the beams. The “strong side” of the beam means that we must locate the center of the beam first, then all studs shot left of center must be shot to the left side of the flute or the side of the flute closest to that end of the beam. All studs shot right of center must be shot on the right side of the flute or the side of the flute closest to that end of the beam. The reason, from an engineering standpoint is deflection. Theoretically, if the center of the beam were to deflect 1’, the studs would lean toward center. The engineer wanted the studs shot on the strong side so more concrete mass would be between the stud and the side of the rib the stud would be leaning towards.
Equipment used: Tru-Weld Equipment 205 KW Generator and TWE SC-3402 Dual Gun Stud Welder with TWE17000 HD Stud Guns and Thru-Deck accessories.
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