The YouTube video offers a steel form decking guide that helps viewers understand the various types of steel form decking and how to select the most appropriate method for a specific application. When contractors build a structure such as a house or a commercial building, they need to decide how to build the building floors and how much weight these floors will need to bear. There are two main options: composite metal decking and form decking.
Choosing the Right Floor
Form decking uses wood or other materials as a mold to create the desired floor surface, and concrete takes the shape of the mold. Technicians remove the mold after the concrete sets, and the concrete functions independently as a floor. A simple example is taking cookie dough and a cookie cutter to form your desired shape. The cookie cutter only shapes the dough and does not form part of the cookie when baked.
On the other hand, composite metal decking uses metal sheets with grooves as the foundation upon which the concrete sits. These metal sheets support the concrete. They remain a part of the flooring once the concrete sets. The difference between these methods lies in the overall objective for the floor. Form decking is a good option if you only require a simple floor that won’t bear weight, while a composite deck is ideal if you want a stronger, specialized floor.