SMD, Structural Metal Decks, have supplied and installed millions of square metres of steel decking, across all sectors, from office/mixed-use and its typically non-aggressive environment to leisure, where a considerably more aggressive environment may exist (i.e. adjacent Swimming Pool areas).
A key consideration when specifying a composite steel deck floor is durability and more specifically, the life to first maintenance (LTFM).
Here we provide some guidance on the subject. It does not provide a definitive answer, as one does not exist due to the numerous factors involved (i.e. corrosivity of environment, project location, ventilation etc.).