Categories for Structural Steel

What do Steel Structure Inspections Entail?

September 29, 2023 4:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Steel structures are commonly used in construction projects, providing strength, durability, and versatility. However, like any building material, steel structures require regular inspections to ensure their safety and integrity. In this blog post, we will explore what steel structure inspections entail and why they are crucial for the longevity and functionality of these structures. 1. Visual Inspection A visual inspection is the initial step in assessing the condition of a steel structure. It involves a thorough examination of the structure’s components, including beams, columns, joints, and connections. The inspector looks for signs of corrosion, deformation, cracks, and other visible damages.... View Article

The Different Types of Structural Steel Beams and their Applications

May 12, 2023 3:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The Different Types of Structural Steel Beams and their Applications Structural steel beams come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are used in a wide range of applications, from construction and infrastructure to manufacturing and transportation. Understanding the different types of structural steel beams and their uses is essential for architects, engineers, and contractors to design and build structures that are safe, efficient, and cost-effective. In this blog post, we’ll explore the most common types of structural steel beams and their applications. 1. I-Beams (or H-Beams) I-beams are named for their shape, which resembles the letter “I” when... View Article

Why Use Structural Steel?

March 10, 2023 8:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Versatility Structural Steel is a versatile material that can be used to build structures of many different types. It is light weight, can withstand a lot of force and has excellent durability. Unlike other materials, it can also be shaped into almost any shape due to its ductility, making it ideal for building taller buildings, such as skyscrapers and bridges. To be more precise, its ductility property allows the material to flex and stretch under stress, making it less susceptible to damage from earthquakes. Durability Durability is a key factor in building construction and structural steel has a long list of... View Article

We Handle Connection Design in Structural Steel

October 14, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Benchmark Fabricated Steel is fully accredited by both the AISC and the Canadian Welding Association for producing the highest quality products in the industry. We are a fully certified fabricator and are recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for our work. Everything we do is with the highest quality materials, staff, and experience. There is simply no getting around the fact that we are interested in producing only the very best equipment and materials for our customers.  Today, we want to talk about connections in steel structures, why they matter, and a little bit about the structural steel connection design elements that you... View Article

The Advantages of Structural Steel Construction vs. Other Options

October 27, 2021 3:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Structural steel is used as a primary building material in a wide range of projects, from small residential buildings to massive urban skyscrapers. There are a variety of reasons for using structural steel over other types of materials, such as wood and concrete. Here’s a quick look at some of the main advantages of steel construction and why you should consider using structural steel in your next project. Cost effective Over the last couple years, costs of building materials have soared to new heights, primarily due to supply issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, it’s more important than... View Article