Conventional Aluminum System Description

The conventional aluminum system is sometimes referred to as ‘‘an improved stick system.’’ The system is a hand-set system that consists of a deck surface made of plywood or wood supported by aluminum ‘‘nailer type’’joists and stringers as shown in Figure 2.5. The same type of deck forms can be made up of large panels tied or ganged together and supported by steel scaffold-type shoring. Aluminum panel models range in length from 2 to 8 ft (0.61 to 2.44 m), and in width from 2 to 36 in. (50.8 to 914.4 mm).