Categories for Structural Steel

What Types of Steel Are Used in Construction?

November 10, 2020 11:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re about to begin a new industrial or commercial construction project in Indiana, then you’re most likely going to be working with steel. That’s only reasonable. After all, when it comes to construction, there’s no material better than construction-grade steel. It is resistant to fire, pests and other natural threats. It can be built to meet almost any idea you have. It’s environmentally friendly, and it almost pays for itself in lack of maintenance. Steel is fantastic—but it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. In fact, there are several types of steel used in construction in Indiana—there’s a greater variety than... View Article

NASCC Steel Conference: Registration Is Open Now

February 8, 2020 12:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The NASCC Steel Conference is back again this year, this time taking place from April 22 to 24, 2020 in Atlanta, GA. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, it’s the world’s top educational and networking event for the structural steel industry, and Benchmark Fabricated Steel is eager to attend. Structural steel professionals, from structural engineers to erectors and detailers to architects, will gather at the Georgia World Conference Center for sub-conferences and over 250 sessions on a wide variety of steel-related topics. There is also a trade show at which you can view the latest products and technologies... View Article

Fireproofing Structural Steel

January 2, 2020 5:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the key benefits of building with steel, in addition to its tremendous durability, is steel’s inherent fire resistance. Compared to wood’s burning temperature of around 600 degrees Fahrenheit, steel stands up to flames more than four times hotter. Steel doesn’t begin to melt until about 2500 degrees Fahrenheit. And, the marvel of modern technology means that steel can now be treated to withstand flames that burn even hotter. Now, it’s possible to completely fireproof structural steel in Indiana. Can your building pass the burn test? One of the most common tests that inspectors will put a new building... View Article

Benefits of Steel Framing in Home Construction

December 19, 2019 5:19 am Published by Leave your thoughts

For centuries, wood has been the most common material to use when building a frame for a home. It’s sturdy, it’s cheap and it gets the job done. In recent years, however, some homeowners have determined that merely “getting the job done” isn’t quite good enough. Those discerning homeowners have turned to steel framing in Indiana. Long considered the only option for successful commercial and industrial construction projects, steel framing has myriad benefits when used in the building of homes, as well. Steel resists Unlike traditional wood homes, steel is extremely resistant to outside influences. It doesn’t warp with the... View Article

When It Comes to Structural Steel in Indiana, Cheaper Isn’t Always Better

October 8, 2019 5:04 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re in the midst of a construction or development project, one of your biggest priorities is to stay within your budget. With all of the materials, labor and services you need to pay for during the course of your project, it can be easy for costs to get out of control if you aren’t careful. However, you shouldn’t simply choose the cheapest options for materials like structural steel in Indiana. It’s important to keep in mind that cheaper is not always better when you’re choosing structural steel for your project. Cost vs. value One of the most important things... View Article