Expanding upon the success and knowledge gained in over 20 years and several hundred million square feet of the original version Epicore deck, EPIC Metals and Infinity Structures introduced the EPICORE MSR Composite Floor System in 2001 (MSR=Multi-Story Residential). EPICORE MSR is a dramatic improvement when combined with the load-bearing metal stud wall panels to create the Infinity System. EPICORE MSR is a 2” deep, high performance, long span, composite metal deck that acts as both the permanent form and the positive reinforcing. Epicore MSR has triangular dovetail shaped ribs at 8” on center that key up into the concrete for exceptional strength and span capability. The bottom flutes are completely closed, and every other rib has embossed locking lugs that enhance the interlocking bond between the concrete and the EPICORE MSR deck. These innovative design features combined with the flat bottom profile of EPICORE MSR make it ideally suited for load-bearing metal stud wall panel applications because it inherently distributes loads uniformly over the metal studs (eliminating the need for expensive load-distribution devices or alignment of joists and studs). The Epicore MSR System can clear span up to 29 feet. The field poured slab is between a 4” to 8” slab thickness utilizing 4,000 psi regular weight concrete. (3,000 psi or lightweight may be used is desired; Consult Infinity for details).
EPICORE MSR has its own exclusive U.L. fire rating (D-938). The “Bare” Epicore MSR slab is automatically UL fire rated, so you do not need an expensive fire rated ceiling or spray-on protection.
With EPICORE MSR, you may select one of many different ceiling treatments from leaving it exposed galvanized, or painting the underside, or traditional drywall.
Please contact Infinity Structures for further information including spans, loading, specifications, typical details and Engineering assistance.