COMPOSITE STEEL FLOOR CONSTRUCTION
The composite steel floor construction with integrated services represents a highly established, fast, light, structurally efficient and economic floor construction method. The structural efficiency and hence economy is derived from the fact that the deep steel section (as the services are integrated within the structure) offer high structural capacity and stiffness when working compositely with a thin concrete deck. For e.g. a 100kg/m steel beam acting compositely with a standard 125mm concrete deck would offer a capacity roughly 1.6 times and a stiffness roughly 2.7 times that which would have been offered by the steel beam working non-compositely.