Latest Posts

What Is A Composite Beam?

May 27, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A composite beam is made up of various beams, be it structural members (such as concrete or steel) or non-structural elements (such as flooring and paint). Such beams are used to distribute weight and pressure over a larger area than typical beams.  A composite beam is a combination of lightweight material, such as plastic, in a structure with more dense material, such as concrete, to give the structure a higher strength-to-weight ratio. To create a composite beam, the designer of the structure can combine a concrete floor with a plastic underside. It allows the floor to be lightweight, while the concrete... View Article

Which Type of Engineered Floor Joist Should I Use?

May 11, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Wood has been the material of choice for residential construction in North America for centuries. Over the last four decades, builders and engineers have had access to types of construction lumber to use in their construction; traditional wood or engineered wood. In most new buildings today, both types of wood are used. When it comes to the floor, we recommend using engineered wood floor joists for your construction. The three primary types of engineered floor joists commonly utilized for floor systems are I-joists, open web trusses, and hybrid joists. Here’s a guide to which type of engineered floor joist you... View Article

What Kind of Products Can Be Made With Metal Fabrication?

April 25, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you are in the business sector or a homeowner, you likely have come across the term metal fabrication more than a couple of times. If you haven’t already taken advantage of metal fabrication, you are missing out on the numerous benefits of metal fabricated products. Here’s an insight into metal fabrication and all the products that can be made from it. When Did Metal Fabrication Start?  Metal fabrication has been around for millennia since ancient man discovered copper and started shaping it into crude tools. During the Bronze Age, the art of metal fabrication greatly advanced as people mixed... View Article

Fabricated Steel in Crane Systems

April 11, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to fabricated steel, you want a company that has experience in the design, manufacturing and erection of crane systems. Benchmark Steel offers all of these services in southern Indiana. Who Is Benchmark Fabricated Steel? Benchmark Fabricated Steel is a premium service provider for all your metal and steel needs since 1971. We offer an array of services and products for commercial business and corporation work. Our fully trained team is available for project design, erect drawings site construction, product procurement and delivery engineering and consulting and much more. Benchmark Fabricated Steel is fully accredited by the AISC and the Canadian welding association allowing for... View Article

The Three Processes of Metal Fabrication Explained

March 23, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The metal fabrication industry was a 68.36-billion-dollar industry in 2017, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that it employs over 1.4 million Americans. Metal fabrication is a process used all over the country to build machines and forms from metal. The process involves metal cutting and metal building to form structures that are the final product. You can find metal fabrication everywhere, from a handrailing to a piece of industrial equipment. Learn more about the three main processes of metal fabrication. Metal Cutting The most common kind of metal fabrication is metal cutting, and it is where the process of... View Article