Category: Beam Bending


In October of 2018, one of our Florida customers asked us to custom roll steel I-Beams for the construction of the new Norwegian Cruise Line Terminal at Port of Miami. Designed by Miami-based global architecture firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners Read more…


In 2009 DePaul announced its intention to build a new school of music complex that would be dedicated to teaching and performance. In 2015 with the help of architect Antunovich Associates and General Contractor Bulley & Andrews they envisioned and Read more…


In the past few years the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. / Baltimore, MD has seen a growth/development boom that it hasn’t seen since the mid-nineties. Once considered one of America’s most dangerous cities, it has grown and further developed over Read more…


Rolled steel beams are used everywhere – in structures for functionality or aesthetic appeal, in circular shell stiffening rings on vessels and for monorails or roof trusses. Steel beams can be rolled vertically (the weak-axis) or horizontally (the strong axis). 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…


The National Museum of the United States Air Force houses many rare aircraft which hold both historical and technological importance.  As well, a great deal of memorabilia which highlights the history of aviation can be found there.  It has origins Read more…


The use of steel is seen by some as a cold, stiff, and forced effort, which stands apart from natural and vibrant design and form.  The curved steel industry is one area which is beginning to separate itself from these Read more…


Over the last few years, the amount of attention given to the deficiencies in our national infrastructure has increased drastically.  According to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers, over 200 million trips Read more…


In my two previous blogs, I discussed the curving of “big beams” (wide flange sections) curved or bent the hard way (x-x or strong axis).  Upon reviewing those blogs, I realized that it might have been helpful to start with Read more…


In the year 118 -125 AD Emperor Hadrian built the Roman Pantheon to replace an earlier temple built by Marcus Agrippa in 27-25 BC. This large structure in the center of Rome looks like a large concrete circular building, in Read more…

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