How to speed up the construction of composite beams
Composite beam design using nailed shear connectors
WHAT IS A COMPOSITE BEAM
A composite beam is made up of a steel beam covered with a layer of concrete – connected by shear connectors.
A composite beam can be highly resistant, stiff and lightweight in design, benefitting from the combined strengths of concrete and steel.
This combined strength allows you to design thinner beams, using less material, than when designing beams from just steel or concrete.