Debunking Structural Steel Building Myths

Aug 30 2022

When you are designing your building, you may run into people with opinions about structural steel and the risks of using structural steel for your building. In fact,...

Key Components of Steel Buildings

Aug 24 2022

Standard prefabricated steel buildings are a collection of several different components which are engineered and manufactured at a steel fabrication shop and delivere...

What to Consider When Choosing a Stainless Steel Finish for Your Project

Aug 02 2022

Stainless steel finishes are an important factor for both the use and appearance of the fabricated product. There are many finishes to choose from, and designers, eng...

Working with an Experienced Metal Fabrication Shop Can Save You Money

Jul 29 2022

Working with an experienced fabrication shop means you will have a team of experts working for you. Your fab shop becomes an extension of your team. They have the exp...

Different Types of Abrasive (Sand) Blasting

Jun 23 2022

Abrasive blasting, also called sandblasting, is used for finishing metal fabrication projects. Very small pieces or particles are propelled at a high rate of speed to...

What is the Difference Between Shop Drawings and Design Drawings?

Jun 08 2022

Both design drawings and shop drawings are important in the planning stage of a fabrication project using structural steel. They are necessary in both commercial and ...

Why Are I Beams Used in Structural Steel Construction?

May 31 2022

The I beam is the most commonly used beam in structural steel builds. The design and makeup contribute equally to making an I-beam capable of handling a variety of he...

Different Welding Methods and Where They Are Best Used

May 26 2022

Welding is a fundamental need for many industries. Fusing and manipulating metal into shapes and products requires a skilled professional who has learned their craft ...

Steel vs. Concrete: Which Comes Out on Top

May 24 2022

When determining which of the two common building materials come out on top, the answer is: it depends. In many buildings, there are design and durability factors tha...