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What You Should Know About the Safety Risks Associated with Taller Steel Buildings

July 13, 2020 10:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Skyscrapers are one of those inventions that can still give you pause no matter how many you’ve seen. They are wonders of architecture, engineering and construction, and their presence in so many of our greatest cities is a point of pride. In the past, they were a dangerous thing to build, but decades of advancements have made construction ever safer. However, they’re still not quite risk-free. Buildings are more complex than ever, as the infrastructure needed to make them hum becomes more and more complicated. When we talk about taller steel building safety risks in Indiana, we are really talking... View Article

Why Steel Is Preferred as Reinforcement in Concrete

June 29, 2020 10:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’ve ever worked with concrete before, or plan on doing so, you might have heard of reinforced concrete. While the material is strong and stable on its own, it doesn’t hurt to have reinforcement that can further strengthen it and help maintain its structure for decades to come. Steel reinforcement in concrete in Indiana usually comes in the form of rebar, but the reasons steel may be preferred for this type of work are varied. Our team at Benchmark Fabricated Steel is pleased to offer more insight into why steel is the favorite material chosen when it comes to... View Article

Steel Building Misconceptions

June 1, 2020 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Steel buildings are everywhere, but historically speaking, it’s a relatively new construction material. Many people are laboring under misconceptions about steel and how it functions in a building. In short, it’s an extremely durable building material that offers excellent benefits, making it very popular in modern construction. As always, the higher-quality steel you get, the longer your building will last. Here’s what you need to know about common myths about steel buildings in Indiana: Steel frames will rust: Building steel is often dipped in a protective coating, which safeguards the material against rust and corrosion. Most building steel comes with... View Article

What’s the Difference Between Iron and Steel?

May 18, 2020 10:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Iron and steel are both frequently used in construction, although steel is the modern metal of choice. Some people think of them as interchangeable, but there are several key differences between the materials. If you’ve ever wondered what the difference is between iron and steel in Indiana, read on to learn what these metals are made of. Iron Iron has been used in construction for about 6,000 years, although it’s not as popular as it once was. Structures like the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty are constructed with iron, which is quite durable and attractive. Iron is a... View Article

The Pros and Cons of Skyscrapers

April 2, 2020 9:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Skyscrapers are major undertakings that require complete conceptual design to ensure their aesthetic value and structural integrity. Whether you are building in Indiana or anywhere else in the United States or Canada, the benefits of skyscrapers are often apparent in the “wow” factor, although there are disadvantages as well. Here is an overview of the pros and cons of skyscrapers. The benefits of skyscrapers Skyscrapers are the best way to have as much work or retail space in as few city blocks as possible. Height creates space in dense cities, and large cities like New York and Chicago are notable... View Article