The Quik Drive® BSD200 Structural Steel-Decking systems and the Quik Drive® PROSDX150 Steel-Decking system are the only tools you need to fasten steel decking. The BSD200 is the perfect choice for fastening wide-valley nestable steel deck to structural steel members where the maximum load values of the Strong-Drive® XL Large-Head Metal screw are required. The PROSDX150 is the multipurpose system for nestable or interlocking steel decking and side-lap stitching. The PROSDX150 can be loaded with the Strong-Drive® XM Medium-Head Metal screw for interlocking steel deck applications, or one of the Self-Drilling X Metal screws for side-lap stitching or cold-formed steel framing.
Strong-Drive® metal screws are load-tested and code-listed, allowing you to get the maximum load values for installation. Strong-Drive® XL Large-Head Metal screws are the perfect choice when high shear or uplift resistance is required. Strong-Drive® XM Medium-Head Metal screws, with their 1/2" washer head, are designed for narrow flutes commonly found on interlocking deck profiles. In high-strength decks (Fy= 50 ksi), these screws are excellent 1-for-1 replacements for pins. The Self-Drilling X Metal screw is your go-to screw for lighter-duty support fastening and stitching applications. These screws are available in bulk or collated for Quik Drive® steel-decking systems.
Simpson Strong-Tie provides a full offering of code-listed fasteners for your next steel-decking job.
Comparison testing shows that Strong-Drive XL Large-Head Metal screws and Strong-Drive XM Medium-Head Metal screws are stronger than many alternative fastener types in 33 ksi and 50 ksi steel decking.
The Steel Deck Diaphragm Calculator web app offers optimized steel deck design solutions based on fastener and labor costs for a given shear and uplift. It can provide calculations for any solution generated. Generate diaphragm tables for various roof and floor decks using Simpson Strong-Tie® fasteners. The app can also generate a submittal package that includes fastener information, code reports, Factory Mutual reports, Appendix VII of DDM03, coating information and tools for installation. The app is accessible from any web browser and does not require downloading or installing special software. Users can:
Load tables are available on our website application for using Strong-Drive XM MediumHead Metal screws on frequently used interlocking decks with their proprietary side-lap connections.
For more information regarding Strong-Drive XM Medium-Head Metal screw shear tables, refer to the Steel Deck Diaphragm Calculator.