Lunchtime Learning: The Art and Science of Structural Deck Engineering

  • Date

    Wednesday, June 21 2023

  • Time

    12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Location


In this seminar, learn how to create unique, visually open public spaces with responsible materials and unmatched acoustics.

This course will cover the use of architecturally-aesthetic design solutions for open structure projects ranging from simple canopies to huge airport concourses. Many types of projects—schools, gymnasiums, natatoria, canopies, transportation facilities, conference centers, wellness facilities, multi-tenant buildings, perforated architectural screening, and more are addressed.

In addition the course describes how these systems have been engineered to achieve practical design features that contribute to USGBC LEED certification. These features include: building product disclosure and optimization; environmental product declarations; sourcing of raw materials; material ingredients; construction and demolition waste management; acoustic performance; and innovation.

The course will also focus on multiple unique shapes and features of deck profiles, span and structural performance, basic acoustic theory and performance (NRC Value, STC Value, ICC Value), access/utility concealment options, NFPA approved hanging devices, building code requirements ( U.L. Rating, FM Rating, ICC Rating),  paint finishes, indoor/outdoor air control, curved/arched structural systems, factory integration of daylighting solutions, and numerous visual representations of existing projects.   

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the many types of projects which can function as ceilings and roof decks with acoustic and non-acoustic structural components;

  • Describe how these can be used to achieve LEED certification;

  • Summarize basic acoustic theory and performance in these features; and

  • Identify how these features comply with multiple building code requirements.

Presented by:

David Weber, Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager, EPIC Metals

David Weber has over 25 years of experience working in the construction Industry, initially in project management for large commercial contractors and the last twelve as a sales and marketing professional in the AEC industry.

Organized by: 

EPIC Metals