A growing market for those of us in steel?
After the earthquake, tsunami and subsequent damage to the nuclear power plants in Japan, Yucca Mountain is in the news again. Planned as a repository for spent fuel rods from nuclear power plants in the U.S., after 38 billion dollars were spent on construction, in February of 2011 . . . → Read More: Steel Tunnel Supports and Yucca Mountain
For Metal Manufacturing and Structural Steel Construction
One cynic described a barometer as “an ingenious instrument which indicates what kind of weather we are having.” I suspect that most of us don’t feel we need an economic barometer to indicate what we are experiencing in today’s economic climate.
But perhaps there are useful measures of how metal manufacturing . . . → Read More: Barometers
My older son, Tyler, is a sophomore taking Geometry and just failed his trigonometry pop quiz on sine, cosine, and tangent. Panicked for his test the next day, we had a great teaching opportunity. He knew the rule soh-cah-toa (sine is opposite over hypotenuse…etc), but did not know how to apply the rule.
My kids know better . . . → Read More: Specifications for Building Circular Staircases
Curved steel requires much the same handling and transportation needs as straight steel. However, there are a couple of specific shipping issues that are unique to curved steel. One issue that is unique to rolled structural steel is the varying space requirement. The radius, degree of the pitch (for a circular stair stringer), and . . . → Read More: What Special Handling and Transportation Requirements Should Be Associated With Curved Steel?
Circular staircases made of steel have become more popular with owners and their architects for the way they give the illusion of making smaller rooms seem much larger and for the way their free-flowing designs are able to blend with the surrounding architecture to add to the appearance of open space. New facilities as well as . . . → Read More: Circular Staircases…Consistent vs. Variable Pitch
Fabric architecture is now appearing all over and in a wide variety of venues. Very often these tent-like structures are supported by a steel frame that involves steel tube bending. Because steel tube bending can be done with tubing from 3/8 inch OD tubing to 24 inch OD pipe and 20 x 12 rectangular . . . → Read More: Steel Tube Bending + Fabric = Successful Architecture