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Uses For Universal Beams In Steel Construction

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Uses For Universal Beams In Steel Construction

What are the uses for universal beams in steel construction? Find out more about what universal beams are and the advantages of using I beams in structural steelwork. Universal/I-beams, commonly known as I-beams, play a crucial role in structural steel construction.  These beams are extensively used in large-scale projects, such as warehouses and buildings, due to their exceptional load-bearing capacity. By providing structural integrity,...

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How Much Does It Cost To Have An RSJ Installed

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How Much Does It Cost To Have An RSJ Installed

How much does it cost to have an RSJ installed? This article looks at the supply costs of an RSJ and additional costs of installing an RSJ. Firstly, the most asked question with RSJs, what does it stand for? RSJ stands for a rolled steel joist. Load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls are made when a home is in the process of being constructed.  The difference between the two is that load-bearing walls are designed to support...

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The Differences Between A Universal Beam And An I-Beam

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The Differences Between A Universal Beam And An I-Beam

Find out more about the difference between universal beam and I-beam? We look at the uses and benefits of universal beams and I-beams. RSJ, which stands for Rolled Steel Joist, is a colloquial word used by steel-using contractors and builders.  It's a long steel beam that has either been hot- or cold-rolled. This is also appropriate for a universal beam (I beam).The most common steel beams used in modern construction are RSJs. There...

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Common Types of Structural Steel Beam Connections

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Common Types of Structural Steel Beam Connections

Find out more about the common types of structural steel beam connections. We look at the structural elements used for joining steel beams. Steel frame buildings are among the most prevalent structures encountered on construction sites in the UK. These structures' frames are made up of numerous structural steel components such as universal beams, columns, channels, joists, and box sections. Depending on your application, you may encounter...

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Which Finishes and Coatings are Used in Steel Fabrication

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Which Finishes and Coatings are Used in Steel Fabrication

Which finishes and coatings are used in steel fabrication? Find out more about how to select the best coating for your steel project. Metal finishing is the final stage of production, which gives both aesthetics and environmental protection. It is also used to reduce surface roughness beyond the limits of machining operations for parts that must mate or seal.  It also includes metal descaling, deburring, and cleaning procedures...

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Key Differences between Steel Beams and Columns

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Key Differences between Steel Beams and Columns

What are the key differences between steel beams and columns? Find out what you need to know about steel columns and beams. A structure is made up of many different parts, but the majority of them are the footings, column, beam, and slab.  While beams are horizontal structural components that forbid vertical loads, columns are generally vertical portions that extend from the substructure to the superstructure and are essential...

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Things to Consider When Buying from Steel Suppliers

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Things to Consider When Buying from Steel Suppliers

What are the important things to consider when buying from steel suppliers? We look at factors to consider before choosing a steel supplier. Large construction projects, whether commercial, residential or a combination of the two, frequently employ steel as a building material.  The sheer amount of alternatives might be intimidating when choosing a steel supplier for the first time, so it's crucial to do your research on the...

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The Benefits Of Using Steel Beams In A Loft Conversion

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The Benefits Of Using Steel Beams In A Loft Conversion

What are the the benefits of using steel beams in a loft conversion? We look at the factors to consider when choosing steel or timber beams for a loft conversion. The majority of people can't see the great potential that their loft holds. If you have ever wanted a study, playroom, or extra bedroom in your home but you think that you don't have the space, then simply grab a torch, head up to your loft, and start using your imagination. In...

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Does My Loft Conversion Need Steel Beams

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Does My Loft Conversion Need Steel Beams

Does my loft conversions need steel beams? If you are planning a loft conversion, you will need to know if you require steel beams as part of the construction. Find out if you need to consider steel beams. Suppose you are considering having a loft conversion in your home, or you are already in the early planning stages of a loft conversion. In that case, you need to make a decision as soon as possible is how you will ensure that the area...

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What Is The Difference Between Girders And Beams

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What Is The Difference Between Girders And Beams

This article asks: What is the difference between girders and beams? Find out why you should know the different capacities and functions of steel girders and beams when planning a construction project.  Girders and beams essentially have the exact same function, so some people assume that a girder is simply another name for a beam. However, this is not entirely true. In the same way that all thumbs are a type of finger, but not all...

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What Are RSJ Goalpost And Box Frames

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What Are RSJ Goalpost And Box Frames

What are RSJ goalpost and box frames? Find out why an RSJ frame would be needed and when to use  goalpost and box frames. A goalpost frame is comprised of two columns that have been bolted to a horizontal beam at the top. The two columns are welded to the top beam to prevent the structure from deflecting sideways. This reinforcement supports the weight of a building caused by construction materials, furniture, and people. For...

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What Are Advantages Of Goal Post Roof

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What Are Advantages Of Goal Post Roof

What are advantages of goal post roof? Find out if your building project requires an RSJ goal post roof in the construction. A structural goal post alleviates pressure from doors, windows, and glass, which allows you to have a large expanse of doors or windows without requiring support posts that go down the middle. Not only does this allow you to maximise the amount of natural sunlight that enters your property, but it also allows you...

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What Is The Structural Frame Of A Building

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What Is The Structural Frame Of A Building

What is the structural frame of a building? Find out more about the components of a framed structure and the types of frame structures. A framed structure gives shape and support to a structure by combining beams, columns, and slabs inside a building. These structures resist and overcome gravity and lateral loads to keep everything together. Examples of buildings with frame structures include bridges, barns, stadiums, and famous architectural...

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Why Is Steel Framing Environmentally Friendly

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Why Is Steel Framing Environmentally Friendly

Why is steel framing environmentally friendly? Find out more about the various ways that steel-framed homes benefit the environment. One of the under-discussed properties of steel is how environmentally friendly the material can be. There are various benefits to the environment through the use of building with steel. We are here to explain to you why you are doing your part for the environment, just by choosing steel-framing for your...

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Is A Steel Frame Sustainable

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Is A Steel Frame Sustainable

One of the questions over using steel in construction is whether a Steel Frame is Sustainable. This article looks at the sustainability of steel and why it is used. As far back as the 1880s, people were beginning to construct large-scale buildings for commercial and industrial use. However, at the time, when a structure was built to a certain height of about 8-10 stories high, the walls required to support the structure were far too...

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What Is The Embodied Carbon Of Steel

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What Is The Embodied Carbon Of Steel

What is the embodied carbon of steel? Find out more about the co2 content of structural steel and assessing embodied carbon. Even before a building starts drawing power, a gigantic carbon footprint has already been established in manufacturing the construction materials.  With climate change being an imminent emergency, construction professionals are already looking to improve their energy efficiency and renewable energy production...

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Why is Steel used in Commercial Construction

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Why is Steel used in Commercial Construction

Why Is Steel Used In Commercial Construction? How Steel Is Used In Buildings And Infrastructure The possibilities for how steel can be used for both buildings and infrastructure are limitless. The most common applications for how steel is used are below: For Buildings: Reinforcing bars: These bars add important tensile strength and rigidity to concrete. They make up around 44% of the steel used in buildings...

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Types of Structural Steel

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Types of Structural Steel

What are the types of structural steel used in construction? Find out more about the various types of structural steel beams, RSJ beams and flanges. Today, steel has become the most popular building material in the world. Compared to its counterparts, mainly wood and reinforced concrete, it boasts several unique and valuable advantages regarding its application when it comes to construction. Its high tensile strength, durability, and reuse...

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Importance of Steel In Construction

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Importance of Steel In Construction

Read more about the importance of structural steel in constructing buildings? We look at the advantages of using structural steel in construction projects. Structural steel has fast become one of the most popular building materials in the world. It is now seen as the most crucial element of modern residential housing, commercial buildings and infrastructure projects.  In 2016, according to the figures of the World Steel Association,...

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How do you design a steel structure

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How do you design a steel structure

You will find a guide to steel structures and any design issues that may affect this page's overall steel structure. Architects use RIBA with all their design projects, a 7 step guide of the stages they must follow. This is done after the architect has listened to the client's brief, and they should also consider steel construction at this stage. Structural steel is used as and when needed, for example, for unusually shaped buildings.  Firstly,...

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Universal beams used in Construction

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Universal beams used in Construction

How are Universal beams used in construction? (I or H beams)  If you are planning an extension or loft conversion to your home or business then you may be asking: How are Universal beams used in construction? Universal beams (I or H beams) are essential for many construction projects. I Beams, also known or referred to as W, H, Wide, Rolled Joist or Universal beam, is structural steel beams used in buildings.  They...

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Types of Steel Structures

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Types of Steel Structures

If you are interested in architectural steelwork, you will want to know what are the types of steel structures? Find out more about structural steel and the common uses below.  This article outlines the different applications and various steel structures and benefits that high-strengthening steel shapes offer different construction industries.  Structural types of steel are well known for providing strength and structure,...

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