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STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels

Noncombustible concrete subfloor panels offer fast installation, structural stability, and 1- and 2-hour fire-rated assemblies. PRODUCT IN STOCK. Contact your local sales representative.

Overview

Overview

The only noncombustible cementitious structural panel manufactured in the United States. STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels are noncombustible, inorganic, and mold-, moisture-, and termite-resistant. The panels are cured in-factory and dimensionally stable for use in subfloor assemblies for many floor finishes. STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels meet the full criteria of ASTM E136 for use in all types of noncombustible construction. Numerous 1-, 2- and 3-hour fire designs are available for modular, panelized, and conventionally constructed buildings to meet virtually any application. The panels are easily cut with standard framing tools, rapidly applied using mechanical fasteners, and require no adhesive for installation. Subfloor Code Reports ICC ESR-1792 PEI PER-13067 UL-certified fire-rated assemblies USGStructuralUL.com USG Structural Fire & Acoustics Manual USGSCP100.com USG Structural Modular Design Manual USGSCP110.com

Main Features

STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels are a breakthrough in noncombustible construction.
  • Offering 1-, 2- and 3-hour fire rated floor/ceiling assemblies
  • Lighter than precast and poured-in-place concrete
  • Meets sound rating requirements
  • Strong, durable concrete panel
  • Dimensionally stable: panel will not buckle or warp like wood sheathing
  • Easy install: circular saw for cutting, screws for fastening
  • Design flexibility: the high compressive and flexural strength enables you to build higher for less
  • Meets the criteria of ASTM E136-16 for use in all types of noncombustible construction
  • Made in Delavan, WI, USA

Applications

  • Auditoriums and Gymnasiums
  • Bars Restaurants and Dining Areas
  • Cafeterias
  • Classrooms
  • Corridors and Hallways
  • Department Stores and Boutiques
  • Dormitories
  • Galleries and Exhibit Spaces
  • Grocery Stores
  • Guest Rooms and Suites
  • Health and Fitness
  • Kitchens and Food Prep Areas
  • Laboratories, Operating Rooms and Imaging Rooms
  • Lobbies and Reception Areas
  • Locker Rooms, Shower Areas and Pools
  • Mall Interior Spaces
  • Mechanical Rooms
  • Media Centers, Music Rooms and Libraries
  • Multi-Family Residential and Condos
  • Restrooms, Utility Rooms and Loading Docks
  • Stairways and Elevator Shafts
  • Theatres
  • Warehouses

Installation

Installation Guide

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Documents & Files

Data Sheets & Specifications

Data/Submittal Sheet (English) PDF 496.4 KB
Architectural Specification (English) DOCX 96.2 KB

Catalogs & Brochures

Brochure (English) PDF 77.9 MB

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English) PDF 290.6 KB
SDS (Spanish) PDF 292.5 KB

Sustainability

HPD (English) PDF 102.7 KB
EPD (English) PDF 1.2 MB

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q & a

  • What tools are needed to install USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A: It is typical carpentry tools which you can find on Recommended Tools Sheet (SCP96).

    For a list of the fasteners recommended with USG Structural Panels, reference our Recommended Fasteners Sheet (SCP95).

  • How are USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels typically supported? What is the typical span?

    A: USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels can be supported by 18 ga. (43 mil.) or higher Cold-Formed Steel framing, SPF lumber, or Hot-Rolled Steel framing.

    Typical span:

    • Subfloor: 12", 16", 24"
    • Roof Deck: 12", 16", 24", 32"*, 48"*
    • *Refer to page 4, http://www.PER14076.com for proper blocking instructions.

  • What are the sizes of the USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A: USG Structural Panels are:

    • 3/4" thick
    • 4' x 8'; 4' x 6'; 4' x 6'-8" panelsA
    • Pallet: 20 panelsB
    • Edge: T&GC

     

    1. Panels can be custom cut
    2. Can be requested to have 10 panels per pallet.
    3. Can also be Square Edge if requested.
  • Are all panels equivalent to USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A: No. USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels are the only UL-certified noncombustible cementitious panel in North America. USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels offer the simplest 2-hour floor/ceiling fire assembly which saves time and money.

  • Do you need to finish the joints when using USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A: No, joint finishing is typically required for USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels when used in a subfloor application.

  • Will USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels meet code requirements?

    A: USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels are compliant with the 2012, 2015 and 2018 IBC.

  • What are USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A: USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels are a portfolio of three products for subfloors, roof decks and foundation walls. These cured-in-factory 3/4" panels are high-strength, fiberglass reinforced concrete panels for use in noncombustible construction. The panels are certified noncombustible by Underwriters Laboratories Inc (UL) in accordance with the current version of ASTM E136. Taking the place of traditional poured concrete and metal deck in cold-formed steel framing, USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels are a lighter and easier solution, requiring only the basic carpentry tools for installation.

  • Can the USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels be used as a wall?

    Yes, static shear wall capacities available in Product Evaluation Report PER-13067 (www.PER13067.com).

  • Is there a UL fire-rated system with USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A. Yes. We have the simplest 2-hour assemblies G556 and H505 with one layer of drywall (ULIX). We have the most comprehensive testing database of any panel for different assemblies, which can be found at: www.USGStructuralUL.com

  • Can the STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels be left bare?

    A: No, must be covered and protected from traffic wear.

  • Who can install STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A: The carpenter typically leads the installation of STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels, which allows you to eliminate the many trades needed to pour concrete.

  • What are the common applications for STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A: STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels are for subfloor applications, typically used in midrise buildings, health facilities, theaters, hotels, residential buildings and homes, multipurpose midrise buildings, panelized construction or in simple platforms or mezzanines. It is also used as the lightweight floor in permanent modular construction.

    STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Roof Deck Panels are for roof deck applications, can be used for commercial low-slope or residential sloped roofing, balconies, and canopies. To see more information on what can be applied to STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Roof Deck Panels, reference High Performance Roof Applications (SCP68).

    STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Xtra Strength Panels are for foundation wall applications, can be used for foundation renovation or new building foundation construction, full-height basements, storm shelters, crawl space, and cellars.

  • How do you install USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

  • Where have USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels been installed?

    A: View USGStructuralVideos.com for Project Profiles on just a few of the projects that have used STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels.

  • Where can I find the load tables for USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

  • What happens if USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels get slightly damaged on the jobsite?

    A: Refer to our repair manual that takes you through the steps of repairing damages of square holes max. 6" by 6" or round holes max. 6" in diameter. http://www.USG.com/StructuralRepairManual

  • What are the benefits of using USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels vs. poured concrete?

    USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels are:

    • Lighter – less weight, less overall structural material
    • Faster – no wait for curing, fewer trades (carpenters can install USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels), greater schedule flexibility, faster time to open
    • Lower risk – no moisture uncertainty, cured so there is no excessive free water
    • Lower total installed cost – fewer trades, less material, less equipment, faster time to open
  • How do we achieve meaningful time savings on a project using USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A: USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels are easy to install (lay, fasten, finish), and only requires a single trade. Unlike poured concrete, it can be installed in any weather, and it eliminates the wait to cure and dry. Other trades (e.g. mechanical and electrical) can begin work sooner. Schedule compression leads to lower project cost and faster time to open.

  • What floor coverings can be used over USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A: A variety of floor coverings can be used but an engineered underlayment is recommended over the panel except with carpet and pad.

  • Which side is the top on USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Panels?

    A: The side with the labeling is the top side for floor applications.

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