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Structural Steel or Concrete: Which Is Better?

July 24, 2017 6:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The construction industry accounts for half of all resources used worldwide, which calls for building designers to use caution in the choice of material. Cost, safety, efficiency and environmental considerations are all topics that need to be considered when deciding on a building material. There are two main construction materials to choose from: steel and concrete. Both materials present a variety of pros and cons, so how do you know which one is better? Let’s take a closer look at both concrete and steel construction in Indiana, and then we’ll let you decide. Cost Concrete: Over the years, the cost... View Article


Four Reasons to Use Structural Steel in Construction

July 10, 2017 8:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you think of structural steel, you probably envision tall skyscrapers towering over large, busy cities or huge metal factories complete with billowing smoke stacks rising above them. The truth is, structural steel materials are a great option to use in all types of buildings, whether you only install steel roofing or utilize steel for erecting an entire building frame. So, if you are planning to build a commercial, business or corporate structure soon, toss steel into the mix of prospective building materials. Commercial steel structure construction in Indiana is a big investment, and a building project that won’t be... View Article


How to Prepare for Your Next Steel Construction Project

June 26, 2017 8:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Most people who want a custom designed commercial, business or corporate structure built do not possess the skills or knowledge needed to do it themselves. Luckily, there are professionals out there whose jobs are dedicated to helping you prepare for a big steel building construction project from start to finish. Your main job is to do your homework to protect yourself against contractors who’ll use shortcuts and poor quality materials, as well as to ensure you make it through with as little stress as possible. Here’s a closer look at how you can prepare for steel construction in Indiana: Know... View Article


Three Steel Types Used by Steel Fabricators in Indiana

May 25, 2017 2:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you are choosing between steel fabricators in Indiana, your best option is to go with a specialist. There are many types of steel, and they are very distinct from one another. While some firms can create everything from steel railings to skyscrapers, you must be careful that you do not choose someone who cuts costs by using a low-quality material. Here is an explanation of the three types of steel and why it is important to always choose the best materials your budget can absorb: Structural steel: The lifeblood at Benchmark Fabricated Steel is structural steel. We build with... View Article


Five Products Offered by Steel Fabrication Companies in Indiana

May 12, 2017 2:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The work of steel fabrication companies in Indiana is not limited to building skyscrapers. We offer much more! While you may require our design and construction services, you can also purchase raw material and manufacturing services. Benchmark Fabricated Steel takes on large and small projects alike, and we are here to serve you. Here are five products and services offer by our firm: Structural components: We have access to good quality structural steel that we can sell as raw material or construction products. Steel components include beams, columns, braces, joists, trusses and rolled shapes. Roof and floor decking is also... View Article