"S-Shaped" Decking Panels Make A Bold Design Statement
Curveline, Inc., which has a patented method for the "crimp-curving" of metal building panels, has announced the capability to curve structural roof deck panels into S-curves, sine waves and other multiple radius concave/convex shapes. S-curved roof decks allow architects and designers to make a bold design statement when creating entryways and lobbies, covered walkways and concourses, transit stations, parking garages and many other commercial spaces.
Curveline's crimp-curving methodology greatly increases the strength and rigidity of profiled metal panels, making it possible to create S-shaped panels up to 26 ft. long when 20 or 22 GA nestable decking is used, or up to 20 ft. if 18 GA decking is used.
According to Curveline, the only other options for S-shaped decking are stretch-forming, which is generally cost-prohibitive; or the application of several shorter panels to create the "S", which involves added structural support. The Curveline method requires minimal substructure and produces optimum aesthetics, making it suitable even for applications where decking remains exposed on the underside.
Panels suitable for S-curved applications include standard or acoustical nestable "B" deck panels in 22 to 18 GA steel. A selection of exposed fastener roofing and siding panels can also be curved in the same manner. Customers can purchase panels from their manufacturer of choice, who will forward panels to the Curveline service center for curving to the desired specifications. Minimum radius varies depending on the panel gauge and number of curves desired: Consult Curveline regarding your specific application.
For further information, contact Curveline, Inc., 1745 E. Monticello Court, Ontario, CA 91761; phone (888) 998-0311 or (909) 947-6022; fax (909) 947-1510; email
firstname.lastname@example.org; Web www.met-tile.com/curveline/s-shape.htm.