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Why Do Designers Choose Structural Steel?

When constructing a new building a designer has a fresh slate to form and create a building completely like any other.  Lately, several designers have made the decision to design their building with structural steel framing.  There are...

The Sustainability Of Steel

Recent studies have shown that cars, trucks, homes and other large ticket items built with steel are more sustainable than those made with aluminum. This is because the production process required to produce steel components generates fewer...

What Is The Flexibility Of Steel?

Steel is arguably the most popular metal used in the construction of structures such as multi-storey buildings, shopping centers, stadia and other commercial development. Apart from the strength and durability of the materials, architects and...

5 Interesting Facts About Steel

While other industries are downsizing, steel seems to be here to stay. But why is that? Here are five interesting facts that, we think, go a long way towards explaining why steel has stuck around for as long as it has, and seems to be ready to stick...

Questions You Should Ask Your Design Contractor

A design contractor can help you put together a plan for an upcoming remodel. As you look to hire one of these professionals, there are many questions you should ask to help ensure you are hiring a reputable contractor who is right for your job....

Why Steel is a Better Building Material

Wood has been the preferred material for the construction of homes and most other types of structures for many years. The wide availability, self-replenishing nature and ease of use are the reasons for this. However, with today’s modern...

When to Hire a Construction Design Assistant

A construction design or architectural design assistant is not a licensed architect - much like a paralegal, they do the work of helping turn the architect's vision into reality. Because of this, they are normally hired by architects - if you...

Interesting Facts About Steel Recycling

When it comes to the types of materials you can recycle, steel comes in at number one. There are a number of reasons why steel recycling is important, but knowing more about the full story can make you more likely to actually contribute to the...

How Different Alloys Change Steel's Properties

Modern manufacturing demands make steel alloys necessary for industrial applications. Different alloys have different properties. They retain steel’s strength and in some cases can add new properties. Here are a few examples of common alloys...

Steel: The More Sustainable Building Material

Sustainable development, or sustainability, is aimed at making everyone’s lives better, both for now and for our future generations. It encompasses social, economic, and environmental dimensions along with the idea of stewardship and...

The Importance of Steel in Today's Construction

Steel has been used in construction since the first skyscrapers were built in the late 19th century. But recently, steel has become an option for smaller buildings and even personal residences. Using steel has certain advantages: Steel is...

What is Steel Fabrication?

Steel fabrication is the process of making raw steel into a product or an item that can be used in construction or assembly. Steel is an alloy of iron and other metals - and there are many kinds of steel - which are used in structural and...

The Difference between BIM and Virtual Construction

Constructing a new building means having a plan - and these days, the plan is often created with the help of a computer. This involves two things - BIM and Virtual Construction. BIM stands for Building Information Model. This refers to a model...

What is Metal Fabrication and Welding?

People often use the terms metal fabrication and welding interchangeably, although they are closely connected in some ways, there is a difference between the two. What is metal fabrication? Metal fabrication includes bending,...

What it Takes to be a PCI-Qualified

The purpose of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, or PCI DSS, is to protect the customer account data of organizations. The main PCI Standard objectives for organizations include: protecting cardholder data, maintaining security...
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