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Understanding Lintels

June 3, 2018 10:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The process of constructing a new building or modifying an existing one is not as simple as gathering nails, screws and four walls and erecting them. Building is a complex process that requires a lot of attention to the support and transfer of weight so the structure remains upright. One of the main ways buildings are able to sustain their shape and hold their own weight is because of a building component called a lintel. What are lintels? A lintel is a construction term that refers to a horizontal beam that lies above an archway, door, window or opening. Generally,... View Article

Answers to Your Frequently-Asked Questions About Steel Fabrication in Indiana

May 20, 2018 10:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In today’s world, steel is everywhere. We use stainless steel appliances, use products manufactured using steel machines and walk through buildings constructed of structural steel. Despite the prevalence of this material, the concept of steel and how it is made into the many forms we find it in can be confusing. As a full-service steel contractor that offers steel fabrication in Indiana, Benchmark Fabricated Steel is well equipped to help clarify some of the more confusing aspects of the process. Read on to learn about steel fabrication and have some of your most commonly asked questions answered. What is steel... View Article

In Need of Trash Enclosure Gates? We’ve Got You Covered with Our Specialty Steel Products in Indiana

May 3, 2018 4:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many cities have ordinances that require the use of fences or screens around commercial dumpsters. These trash enclosure gates can help keep a friendlier, more attractive appearance around commercial properties while also providing other benefits for business owners. We are pleased to offer these trash enclosure gates among our selection of specialty steel products in Indiana. Here are a few of the benefits associated with these gates: Your customers will appreciate it: Customers can be turned off by the sight of piles of garbage and debris around your property. An attractive trash enclosure will keep your garbage out of sight,... View Article

What Is a Hollow-Core Slab?

April 19, 2018 4:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

At Benchmark Fabricated Steel, one of the specialty steel products in Indiana that we make for our steel construction clients is hollow-core slabs. Also occasionally referred to as hollow-core planks, voided slabs or concrete planks, these are precast slabs of pre-stressed concrete that are commonly used in building floors for multi-story apartment buildings and condominiums. While this sort of material can be used in just about any environment, it is especially popular in countries where there has been a major emphasis on precast concrete for purposes of home construction, including countries in Northern Europe and some of Eastern Europe’s former... View Article

The Advantages of Structural Steel Construction in Indiana

April 5, 2018 11:48 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While you might associate structural steel frame construction with skyscrapers and massive garages or agricultural buildings, the truth is that structural steel construction is extremely versatile. In fact, there are many reasons why it is an extremely attractive building option for a wide variety of products, including its affordability, the durability it provides buildings and the sustainability it offers a construction site. Here are just a few of the main benefits that make structural steel construction in Indiana a worthwhile option for all builders in the state to investigate. Faster project completion These days, building clients want their projects to... View Article