In the world of city planners and commercial contractors, knowledge of which steel piping serves which purpose is essential. Not all pipes are created equal, and though we know the overall benefits of steel piping above others (sustainability, durability, and versatility), learning its applications for larger-scale projects can be challenging.(more…)
Every modern society faces the dual (and at times conflicting) ideals of economic growth and environment responsibility. Steel has played an enormous role in the world’s economic growth in helping build buildings, bridges, ships, trains, cars, machines, and more objects essential to the advancement of society.(more…)
Look around the world, the economy, and just about every market and industry out there. You’ll see that the coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in virtually every way possible. The steel market is not exempt from this, with COVID-19 taking a significant toll on our industry.
The COVID-19 pandemic threw the world for a loop when it began to spread rapidly in March 2020. The world panicked, and everyone locked themselves indoors to stay safe. This resulted in a bonafide economic recession due to decreased consumer activity.
Egypt has begun constructing another line of protection on its 7 mile border with Gaza. This recent addition was reported on 27th April 2020. Egypt’s construction of a steel wall has created much controversy in the region and worldwide.
COVID-19’s sweep through the globe has prompted international responses on a scale that we have seldom seen outside of wartimes — and war has been declared on the deadly virus. The impact of the virus cannot be fully measured at this time, as the U.S. has not yet reached the peak of infections that are guaranteed to overwhelm the healthcare system.
Steel ushered in the Industrial Age, helped hundreds of working men and women get accustomed to the 9-5 workday, and is deeply embedded in the roots of American infrastructure.(more…)
Perched on cliffy terrain above Lake Ransom Canyon in Lubbock, Texas, it could be prehistoric; it could be alien. But based on the preferences of its former owner, designer, and builder all wrapped up in one, it’s likely an homage to Antoni Gaudi, the Spanish architect who built but never finished Sagrada Familia.
You may have heard the story of sabots, the solid wooden shoes carved by peasants and used to protect the feet while farming (think Dutch clogs), while working around livestock, and, yes, while working in textile mills. The story goes, that disgruntled workers threw their sabots into the looms and, voila, the term “sabotage” was born.(more…)
How exactly does steel roofing work better in extreme climates?
Take a walk through your average American neighborhood and you’ll find a wide variety of roofs. Some homeowners prefer the simplicity of asphalt composite shingles and others prefer the weighty richness of slate. Some like clay and some use concrete. However, you won’t find much metal roofing. Understandably, this can lead the average homeowner to conclude that metal roofing is a poor choice for residential purposes.(more…)