Structural steel is the most common framing material for commercial buildings. It forms the skeleton of the building and supports all the other components of the building. It is strong in both compression and tension. Is shop fabricated for enhanced productivity and tight tolerances and easily handles future field modifications to adapt to changing build requirements.
Types of Structural Steel
Columns are structural members that mostly work in compression and bending, and only very short columns can be axially loaded to their yield stress.
Beams is a horizontal structural element that is capable of withstanding load primarily by resisting bending.
Joists the horizontal supporting members that run from wall to wall, wall to beam, or beam to beam to support a ceiling, roof, or floor
Decks is a cold-formed corrugated steel sheet supported by steel joists. It is used to support the concrete or insulating membrane of a roof.
Grating is used for many applications such as catwalks, platforms, stairs, grills, grates, fencing, vaults, ventilated bin floors, ramps, loading docks, food preparation areas, fire escapes, window and machinery grate guards, wash racks, running boards, ventilation screens and many more applications.
Trusses are commonly used in commercial construction. They are pre-manufactured to order and are made in an open web design. The advantage of using steel trusses for building is that they are stronger than wood, and greater open space inside a building is possible.
Stairs and Handrails