Conform Installation Hints PDF
1 Exceptional Performance
Conform has exceptional performance because of the fully enclosed
re-entrant rib shape that can be seen in the illustration.
Steel retains some residual strength in a fire, even up to
temperatures above 800°C.
More commonly, contribution from steel is limited to temperatures
below 600°C. For a two-hour fire test the maximum rib
temperature recorded on Conform decking rib is 533°C,
well below the commonly applied limiting temperature of 600°C.
For design purposes the reinforcement contribution of the
Conform deck during a fire has been limited to those portions
of the rib below that limiting temperature.
2 FER Potential Elimination
The method of applying the benefits of Conform composite decking
in a fire design is simple. Under some conditions it will
be found that no additional fire emergency reinforcement (FER)
will be needed. It will still be necessary to incorporate
shrinkage and temperature mesh for crack control.
Conform composite decking is ideal for floor slab construction
in residential, commercial and many industrial applications.
It is suitable for use in both steel frame and concrete frame
construction, including band beam applications. In addition,
it has been successfully used in post-tensioned slabs. Whilst
generally used in composite construction, Conform decking
can be used as an effective cost formwork in conventional
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