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The Benefits of Conceptual Estimating

July 19, 2021 11:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The number one question clients ask is, “How much is this going to cost me?” When a project is in its early stages, it’s not always easy to give a concrete number. Enter conceptual estimates in construction projects. It’s a way to give the client a fixed cost before detailed structural plans have been created. If you’re a client, working with a firm that does conceptual estimating can be a great help. Not only will you have a baseline budget for your steel costs, but it will let you know whether you need to scale the project up or down.... View Article

What You Should Know About Galvanizing Steel

June 28, 2021 7:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While it’s certainly strong enough on its own, many fabricators apply some type of coating to their steel products to provide further protection. One of the top methods is known as galvanizing. But what is galvanizing, and what is galvanized sheet metal? As industry experts, we have all of the answers. Continue reading to learn more about galvanizing and why your steel should always be galvanized. What is galvanizing? Galvanizing is the process of coating steel (or any other metal) with zinc. Once the zinc dries, it works as a protective barrier against the elements or any dents and dings... View Article

How Do Girder-Slab Systems Work?

June 14, 2021 7:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

There are plenty of ways to metaphorically skin a cat when it comes to erecting a mid- or high-rise building. But one of the most popular ways these days is with a Girder-Slab® system. Girder-Slab systems combine a steel frame with pre-cast concrete to create the framework for a building. The backbone of the system is a large steel beam known as a D-beam girder, which looks like an inverted T. The D-beam is responsible for supporting the concrete slabs and features a large flange at the bottom and a smaller flange on the top. Each beam is cut in... View Article

Trends and Technologies in Improving Metal Fabrication

May 26, 2021 5:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Even thousands of years after humans first began working with metal, we are still honing our metal fabrication skills and coming up with brand-new tools and technologies that allow us to develop unique, groundbreaking creations. Here’s a quick look at some of the current trends and technologies that are taking the world of custom steel fabrication by storm in Indiana. Automation and CNC Computer numerical control (CNC) machines are not at all new to the metal fabrication industry. However, what is new is the automation being used to control them. Until relatively recently, it was necessary for humans to program... View Article

What Is Value Design in Fabrication?

May 12, 2021 5:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Value design in the world of fabrication in Indiana is an approach to design that is meant to give the best possible value to customers. All companies look to deliver outstanding value to their customers, but the meaning of “value” in fabrication and design looks different than it does in other types of industries. Businesses must, of course, find ways to be financially sustainable while delivering outstanding value to their clients. In the world of fabrication and metal engineering, here are a few of the most important considerations to take into account when committing to delivering on value: The specific... View Article