Category: Structural Steel


The musical-themed vibes of Austin now extend beyond its city center. This fun and energetic city, recently named one of the best cities in the country for young professionals by Forbes magazine, has added a new architectural landmark.  Curved steel Read more…


Civic Center Station in Denver, Colorado underwent drastic renovations last year. The station is one of the busiest regional bus transit centers, serving an average of 15,000 passengers a day according to RTD Denver. So, RTD and the City 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…


Square and rectangular hollow structural sections (commonly abbreviated as HSS), are crafted the same way as pipe and tube. The manufacturing process starts with a flat steel plate that is slowly formed into a round or rectangular shape.


Section modulus is a term that not many people are familiar with, but this term is something that bending and rolling companies deal with on a daily basis. Section modulus is a geometric property for a given cross-section used in Read more…


People can appreciate and put value to someone who stands out from the crowd.  We have a number of popular sayings that reflect this.  Phrases like, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” or “going against the grain” have entered our Read more…


The ceremonial end of summer, Labor Day, has come and gone, which means the kickoff to the American football season is upon us.  The excitement of the weekly battles between football rivals has been a long awaited treat.  Earlier this Read more…


Recently at a presentation on curved steel, an architect asked if a structural steel beam could be bent into a compound curve.  The wide flange beam was to support and define the roof above clerestory windows in a college center Read more…


What can a community or chamber of commerce do to beautify a viaduct when it runs under a railroad line?  Not much.  The crumbling faces can rarely be modified because they are owned by the railroad.  Don’t even think about Read more…


Curved structural steel often needs to be cut. On the other hand, many times the customer asks that the ends of a curved section be uncut, left as they are, even, at times with some unusable material on the ends. Read more…

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