Author: Laurel


Curving one member is difficult. Curving 20 members that rotate in close proximity to one each other – half of them twisting one way and the others spiraling in the opposite direction – presents a whole other level of complexity. Read more…


A program I was a part of – The ACE Mentorship Program – is a national organization that gives students hands-on experience as if they were actual engineers, architects, constructors, etc. This helps demonstrate what these careers are really like Read more…


Form plus function almost always results in a great design. Architectural design in addition to engineering design represents each of the variables in the equation for a successful design solution. The architectural aspect of a curved beam design achieves ideal Read more…


Architecture, Construction, and Engineering are three of the most highly technical and collaborative professions you can pursue an education in today. The design and safety standards that are developed and continuously reviewed are some of the most widely respected standards Read more…


Because of its symmetrical nature, pipe can be bent to consistent radii with no distortion, but several things need to be taken into account in order to avoid rippling. In part one of this blog post, we discussed why rippling Read more…


Rippling on the surface of a pipe is a somewhat common problem that occurs during bending operations. Learning about the reasons behind the rippling can help avoid this issue. Ripples are caused by high levels of compressive force on the Read more…


Metal profile bending refers to the production of curved lengths of steel, aluminum, brass, and other various metals with specific profile shapes. A profile is the constant cross-sectional shape of a straight length of material. For example, pipes have a Read more…


Sometimes rolling jobs are so unique, the material must be produced at a mill months in advance for projects with drawings that have yet to be officially approved for fabrication. ┬áSometimes these jobs require collaboration between sales divisions across borders Read more…


Steel Tees are not the most common section utilized in construction, but still offer up some good advantages when used correctly. Typically, structural steel tees are not mill rolled. They are produced by cutting the web of W and I Read more…


In the structural engineering world, camber is known as having a slight arc or bend induced in a beam. Positive camber is when there is a hump in the center of the beam, with its shape resembling a frown. Typically, Read more…

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