The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has the motto “There’s Always a Solution in Steel.” Within the universe of steel, AISC serves several very important functions.
AISC sets the standards for steel construction in the United States. Its handbooks specify everything from the tolerances for fabricated structural steel to the criteria for certifying the practices of . . . → Read More: The American Institute of Steel Construction
If you are typical of most mid-sized businesses, you can be proud of what you have accomplished during these trying economic times.
Unfortunately, most of us do not expect the economy to improve regardless of the outcome of the November elections (only 15% according to ADP Research). However, we are not letting that affect the way we . . . → Read More: Hidden Champions
On July 31, with little time in her busy schedule, Jeanne told me, “Just show me the good stuff.” I skipped the Power Point presentation and headed directly for the section bender where her crew was videotaping the rolling of 1-1/2, 2, 2-1/2, and 3inch pipe into rings varying in diameter from 6 to 18ft. The . . . → Read More: Celebrated Architect Jeanne Gang Visits a Metal-Working Factory
The price of energy including gas is a hot topic these days. Not only does it cost almost $100 to fill up your SUV, but the price of everything processed, manufactured and/or transported (which is about everything) will cost more because of an increase in energy costs. Furthermore, economists have calculated that a 25 cents increase in . . . → Read More: How Does the Price of Energy Affect Those of Us Working with Steel?
Chicago Metal Rolled Products proudly provided 133 tons of curved steel pipe for the 2012 IDEAS2 Merit Award winning project: Great American Tower at Queen City Square Roof-Top Tiara, Cincinnati, Ohio. The 13-story Tiara brings the height of the building to 665 feet, making it Cincinnati’s tallest building. If you ever watch the TV series, Harry’s . . . → Read More: A Crowning Achievement for Chicago Metal Rolled Products
A convergence of events including the
increasing acceptance of beam bending by cold cambering,
standardized design of steel bridges, and
increased availability of domestically produced jumbo beams
all contribute to making steel the solution for bridges.
AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) has recently been revised its specifications to allow cold cambering of rolled beams.
Article 126.96.36.199.6 has been . . . → Read More: Beam Bending by Cold Cambering Contributes to Making Steel the Choice for Bridges
Structural steel bending, whether it involves angle bending, bar bending, beam bending, channel bending, tube bending or pipe bending, contributes to sustainability simply because it uses the most recycled material: steel. 93% of the steel used in construction is recycled; 98% of the steel recovered from the demolition of steel structures is recycled. Some buildings today . . . → Read More: Structural Steel Bending Contributes to Sustainability
The pundits tell us that the numerous television debates in this presidential cycle have been more important than in the past, more important perhaps than the retail politics of giving speeches, shaking hands and kissing babies. So what are the Republican candidates saying about manufacturing? According to the Alliance for American Manufacturing, the word “manufacturing” does . . . → Read More: Manufacturing and the Presidential Elections
Benders and Rollers, companies specializing in section bending for the construction market, will be supporting the efforts of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) to promote the use of steel in construction on Steel Day, September 23, 2011.
Lectures, shop tours, and other activities will be taking place all across North America, . . . → Read More: Section Bending at Steel Day: September 23, 2011
Most nuclear and other power plants must be engineered to safely shut down in the event of seismic activity or other natural or man-made disruptions. Others, however, must become operational within seconds after such a disruption. A case in point is the power plant supporting our missile defense system in Alaska. One day a few months . . . → Read More: How Helical Bending from Chicago Metal Is Saving the World(Or At Least Helping)