Galvanize Pipe Jackets Reinforce Communication Towers

A 167’-7” tall, Verizon Wireless communications tower, atop Smelter Mountain in Durango, Colorado required a structural upgrade on its 3 existing tower legs. The tower had originally been built with 2” to 3” standard structural pipe as its supporting legs, but after years of cyclical wind loads it was determined that the existing tower legs needed . . . → Read More: Galvanize Pipe Jackets Reinforce Communication Towers

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Excellence in Structural Engineering Award Goes to Institute of Environmental Sustainability

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) gives out an award every year to a project it feels helps encourage engineering education and advances the art and science of structural engineering. Loyola’s recently constructed Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES) won the “Best Project” award given out by SEAOI for the Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Competition. The . . . → Read More: Excellence in Structural Engineering Award Goes to Institute of Environmental Sustainability

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Circuit of Americas Observation Tower Wins IDEAS2 Award

Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS2) awards are sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction in recognizing projects where structural steel has been utilized in an innovative manner. This year the winners were chosen from nearly 100 submissions from architectural, engineering and construction firms throughout the U.S. This year Circuit of . . . → Read More: Circuit of Americas Observation Tower Wins IDEAS2 Award

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Curved Stainless Steel and Chicago’s Draft Town

The city of Chicago has prepared for the media spotlight this weekend as the NFL has moved its annual draft events from New York to the heart of the Midwest this year.  Tourists and locals alike can visit Grant Park to take part in a number of activities as part of the “Draft Town” built up . . . → Read More: Curved Stainless Steel and Chicago’s Draft Town

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Limitations of Bending Tubes and Pipes

Often, in the bending and rolling industry, we see requests which push the limitations of tube bending.  This can occur in both large and small pieces.  Sometimes a project may have been designed without considering the physical effects curving has on the material.  In these cases, design plans can occasionally be evaluated and modified with the . . . → Read More: Limitations of Bending Tubes and Pipes

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Short Radius Elbow, Sweeps & Returns through Pipe & Tube Bending

Many industries, including liquid petroleum gas (LPG), chemical & petrochemical, energy, and process piping, etc. have a large requirement for pipe fittings including elbows, sweeps and returns. These industries deal with the transferring of gases and liquids within their processing facilities and between one another on a daily basis. Elbows, sweeps and returns are used to . . . → Read More: Short Radius Elbow, Sweeps & Returns through Pipe & Tube Bending

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I’ll be Curved for Christmas

It’s Christmas time!  Lights are being strung from the roof tops of homes and businesses all around the country. It’s a beautiful sight.  In Kansas City we have a lighting ceremony at the historic Country Club Plaza, a shopping district built in 1922 which has the longest life span of any planned shopping center in the . . . → Read More: I’ll be Curved for Christmas

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Curved Steel to Help Uncage Big Cats

A zoo which is short for zoological park or garden is a facility in which animals are confined within enclosures and displayed to the public. Many critics believe that zoos hurt the lives of those they cage and they hurt our understanding of what animals and their habitats really are.  Zoos in America, particularly those with . . . → Read More: Curved Steel to Help Uncage Big Cats

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Tube and Pipe Bending for the Performing Arts

As far back as I can remember, I have been intrigued by the lights and sounds of live theater.  Both onstage and off, the environment within a theater captures a great deal of fluid and dynamic motion.  Naturally, we frequently see the use of curves within a theater to assist the experience.  Seats are arranged in . . . → Read More: Tube and Pipe Bending for the Performing Arts

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Curved Pipe in the Evolution of Racing Protection

Generated by strong spectator enthusiasm and wearing nothing but a sleeved protective garment referred to as a Xystis, the chariot racers of yesteryear rarely thought about safety, even when death loomed from fractured necks, spines and craniums, as a result of roll-over crashes.

Fast forward to post World War II years, to an abandoned Southern California . . . → Read More: Curved Pipe in the Evolution of Racing Protection

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