Journal of
Civil Engineering and Construction Technology

  • Abbreviation: J. Civ. Eng. Constr. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2634
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCECT
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 140

Full Length Research Paper

Development of profiled steel sheeting dry board roof panel system in school classroom modules

Hanizam Awang1* and Wan Hamidon Wan Badaruzzaman2
  1School of Housing and Building Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. 2Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 December 2010
  •  Published: 30 April 2011



This paper describes the latest development, application, finite element modelling and testing of a full-scale composite roof panel system which was applied as an alternative to traditional forms of roof construction. The system known as the Profiled Sheeting Steel Dry Board (PSSDB) system consists of profiled steel sheeting connected to dry board using simple mechanical connectors. Compared to traditional roofing systems and materials, the PSSDB roofing system eliminates the roof trusses in buildings. Besides, the proposed system has many advantages such as it is lightweight, requires a shorter construction time, optimises the utilisation of materials and provides greater safety for residence (is theft-proof). A full-scale school classroom module was built and tested. A theoretical model of the roof system based on the finite element method (FEM) was proposed. Comparison of deflections between the FEM and the full-scale real roof system showed a safe underestimation by the FEM of the roof stiffness by about 5.8%.


Key words: Profiled steel sheeting, dry board, composite structure, roofing system.