Mezzanine International, in conjunction with SCI, have developed and tested a high-performance mezzanine floor system – Mezzanine7®. The floor system consists of options for various types of timber-based decking supported on bdeck40®, a profiled steel floor deck featuring UltraSteel®, supported on hot and cold-rolled steel beams.
A comprehensive programme of structural testing was carried out to enable SCI to determine design resistance values for the floor system. Point load testing and distributed load testing has been undertaken on two types of particle board. Further testing and analysis is currently in progress to consider the floor performance with an extended range of floor boarding options.
The SCI has analysed the results of the testing in accordance with Eurocode 3, BS EN 1993-1-3:2006 and determined characteristic values and design values for the different combinations of timber boarding and bdeck40®. The design values have been used to produce load/span tables for the Mezzanine7® floor system considering point loads and distributed load for a range of deflection criteria.
The design data for Mezzanine7® is covered by the SCI Assessed verification scheme. More information about SCI Assessed is provided on the SCI Assessed website.