Structural Steel Fabrication and Installation in Vancouver, BC and Alberta

Metal Structure Design and Construction

Construction and other building structure engineering (for both commercial and residential industries), basically rely on metal construction fabrication materials and assembly. It has been a beacon for high-quality building infrastructure.  Furthermore, steel materials such as stainless, iron, aluminum and even precious metals like silver and gold are incorporated in building construction for stronger and reliable structure.   National Standard...

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Properties of Structural Steel and How They Affect Metal Constructions

The animal kingdom has many different criteria for classification. The presence and the type of the skeleton is a particularly important one as the animals are divided into two large groups; vertebrates and invertebrates. The existence and the type of the skeletal structure is a major defining characteristic. While there are no vertebrate and invertebrate buildings, they too can be defined in the terms of their “skeleton.” When we...

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Steel Detailing; Constructing the Perfect Building

It is a long way from an idea and a drawing to their materialization, the structure, and there is no use in cherry picking the most important steps. Misplacing the proverbial foot anywhere along the way might create disastrous results either during the construction or later when the building is finally put to use. However, an important segment of work is often overlooked by industry outsiders when discussing some construction project, or even...

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Steel and Concrete; No longer a dichotomy

When people discuss benefits of using steel as the main structural element and material of any building, they usually showcase its benefits by comparing it to other types of materials. This is not surprising in a slightest as most of the people do not like crunching numbers. The information is usually presented in a premade comparative analysis where it is roughly outlined which materials are better and which are worse. It is something along...

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The Secret of Successful Steel Frame Construction

Just a century and a half ago, or 132 years if you really want to be precise, the world witnessed an important historical event. One of the most important construction landmarks in the history of humankind was built – the Home Insurance Building. It was considered by many to be the first skyscraper in the world, although its ten floors might tell us that this label is a bit of a stretch. Skyscraper or not, the Home Insurance Building...

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How to Read Structural Steel Fabrication Drawings

Reading technical structural steel fabrication drawings can be a rather difficult task for people outside the industry. However, regardless of what they may seem, all technical drawings must be clear, to people trained to read them of course, and very to the point. After all, they are a “language” which people who plan and people who execute those plans rely mostly on for communication. To bring the point closer to home, remember the first time...

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Advantages of Arc Welding

Arc welding is a welding procedure that uses an electric arc to weld metal. It uses an electric supply to achieve welding process. It is reliable, widespread, easy to use and low cost. It became widely used in the middle of the last century in shipbuilding. That is the time when it became commercially viable and recognized. What is arc welding? There are several forms of welding construction companies’ use. Some of those methods include arc...

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Metal Bending Tools and Machinery

Sheet metal bending brake machines are some of the most common machines used in metalwork industry. They are used to bend metals as their primary function. The machines can serve several other functions. Some of the additional functions include: creating boxes, pans, hemming, flattening hems, bending zig-zags, to name a few. Functionality: Bending a sheet of metal into a box has to be done with precision. The sides where the sheet has to be...

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