Most people have never been on a cross-country road trip, and as such you might not be aware of all the wonders to be seen in America.
The 19th century birthed a technologically driven steel revival in the U.S. that lowered production time and heightened quality. By 1910, America was actively producing 24 million tons of steel a year, and the industry proliferated at the end of World War II.
Steel is a beautiful construction material that always catches the eyes of engineers and architects alike. Particularly, when architects decide to expose steel in their projects – both for functionality and aesthetic purposes – they turn to architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS).
Extreme weather conditions are something that cannot be avoided. With climate changes becoming more drastic year over year, it is paramount to analyze how we continue to build our infrastructure to withstand extreme events. While there’s a lot we can do, it seems that steel construction is one way to defend ourselves against natural disasters,...
You don’t have to have traveled much in the U.S. to have heard names like the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower), the Empire State Building, or the Chrysler Building. These names are as ubiquitous in America as the companies with which they are related. What they have in common is that they...
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.
In the early years of baseball, the stadiums in which the games were played were largely made out of wood. But, this changed at the end of the 19th century. This is when so-called “jewel-box” stadiums began.
Recently, a polar vortex and record-breaking lows have swept the Midwest and East Coast. In turn, it’s causing the construction industry to take a closer look at structural steel’s advantages.