Structural Steel Fabrication and Installation in Vancouver, BC and Alberta

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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What Wikipedia cannot tell you about metal warehouses?

Rather than starting, the information age culminated with the advent of the internet. Now we live in a world where, according to the standard cliché, every conceivable piece of information and the most obscure facts are only a click away. Wikipedia is definitely one of the most recognizable symbols of this state of affairs; it has helped cohorts of students complete their research, and kept many curious eyes glued to the screen article, after...

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The Secret of Successful commercial steel buildings

Steel reigns supreme as a structural material for commercial steel buildings and this is hardly surprising. It is one of the most flexible materials, with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, relatively easy to recycle and to transport. It also scores well on the sustainability scale, which is increasingly important as many countries and economies gear up to fight and reduce the impact of human-induced climate change. The fact that steel is...

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Structural Welding Safety Regulations in BC

Over a century of structural welding activities on the North American continent has not only lead to a development of efficiency and effectiveness of welding, but it has also lead to an increased awareness and more in-depth knowledge of dangers that accompany welding. In this article, closer attention will be paid to structural welding safety procedures and regulations in British Columbia, pertaining both to the safety of workers during the...

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What the World Would Be Like If Steel Fabricators Didn’t Exist?

Alternate scenarios are a true fad among historians and historic enthusiasts alike, but it is hard to find fantasies about alternate scenarios for the world of industry (aside from the very history related ones, such as “What if the Industrial Revolution never happened?”), probably because it is not one of the most interesting subject to outsiders, and because the insiders are just too busy dealing with the contemporary intricacies and problems...

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How to Save Money on Welding Projects?

Whether as a business or as a hobby, welding projects can turn out to be a rather expensive endeavor. For businesses, there are many potential and everyday expenses to keep in mind. The electrodes, wires, power supply units, waste materials, transportation costs; the list just goes on and on. The situation is not that different in some respects for hobbyists either. To make a parallel with a familiar turf, imagine buying a guitar, like many...

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