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STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Roof Deck Panels

FM Approved. Durable, noncombustible roof panels that offer fast installation and are buckle- and warp-resistant.



A concrete roof deck that can be combined with other noncombustible materials to create 1- and 2-hour fire-rated roof-ceiling assemblies.
The only cementitious structural panel approved by Factory Mutual (FM) - FM Approval Standard 4472. USG STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Roof Deck Panels can be applied with mechanical fasteners to serve as a structural substrate for direct-, mechinically-, or adhesive-applied roof systems. STRUCTO-CRETE® Roof Deck Panels are an innovative technology designed to provide a structural roof sheathing without the need for thermal barriers, pouring, setting, or curing.

ICC-ES Evaluation Report – ESR-1792

Main Features

STRUCTO-CRETE® Brand Structural Roof Deck Panels are a versatile and economic option for both low and steep slope roofs. Unlike traditional roofing systems where multiple layers are required, STRUCTO-CRETE® Roof Deck Panels are both the noncombustible structural sheathing and either the nail base or thermal barrier.
  • The only cementitious structural panel approved by Factory Mutual (FM) — FM Approval Standard 4472
  • Installed up to 48” on center over cold-formed steel framing, 1/4” bar joists, or wood framing, to create 1and 2 hour fire-rated roof/ceiling assemblies
  • Strong, durable concrete panel; exceptional uplift ratings
  • Dimensionally stable; panel will not buckle or warp like wood sheathing; no moisture issues like traditional poured concrete
  • Lay, fasten and finish
  • Dry construction method provides the ability to apply roof system immediately after STRUCTO-CRETE® Roof Deck Panels installation
  • Meets the criteria of ASTM E136-16 for use in all types of noncombustible construction
  • Made in the USA with domestic and imported materials

Documents & Files

Installation & Technical Manuals

Installation Guide (English)

SDS, Certifications & Reports

SDS (English)
SDS (Spanish)


EPD (English) PDF 1.1 MB

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  • Which side is the top on USG Structural Panel Concrete Roof Deck?

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

  • 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 (SCP298287).

    For a list of the fasteners recommended with STRUCTO-CRETE® Panels, reference our Recommended Fasteners Sheet (SCP297586).

  • How do you install USG Structural Panel Concrete Roof Deck?

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

    A: STRUCTO-CRETE® 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"
  • Where can I find the load tables for USG Structural Panel Concrete Roof Deck?

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

    A: STRUCTO-CRETE® 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 STRUCTO-CRETE® Panels?

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

  • Will STRUCTO-CRETE® Panels meet code requirements?

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

  • What are STRUCTO-CRETE® Panels?

    A: STRUCTO-CRETE® Panels are cured-in-factory 3/4" panels that are high-strength, fiberglass reinforced concrete panels for use in noncombustible Types I and II construction. The panels are certified noncombustible by Underwriters Laboratories Inc (UL) in accordance with the current version of ASTM E136. The panels take the place of traditional poured concrete and metal deck in cold-formed steel framing, STRUCTO-CRETE® Panels are a lighter and easier solution, requiring only the basic carpentry tools for installation.

  • Is there a UL fire-rated system with STRUCTO-CRETE® 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:

  • Who can install STRUCTO-CRETE® Panels?

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

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

  • Where have STRUCTO-CRETE® Panels been installed?

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

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

    STRUCTO-CRETE® Panels are:

    • Lighter – less weight, less overall structural material
    • Faster – no wait for curing, fewer trades (carpenters can install STRUCTO-CRETE® 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 STRUCTO-CRETE® Panels?

    A: STRUCTO-CRETE® 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.

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