According to Tekla, of the $3.5 trillion spent worldwide on commercial construction, 20 percent goes to waste. That’s $700 billion flushed due to preventable design inaccuracies. Even with computers to work out...
CURVE, CAMBER, AND SWEEP IN STRUCTUAL STEEL BEAMS
When designing with structural steel, does it have to be all straight runs, angles and joints?
2019 FRONT RANGE CONSTRUCTION OUTLOOK: DOES IT STILL LOOK ROSY?
By late 2017, construction industry leaders predicted that the Colorado Front Range economy would continue to boom throughout 2018. So it has.
3 CONSIDERATIONS WHEN DECIDING BETWEEN GLULAM AND STEEL FOR YOUR NEW CONSTRUCTION
It's nice to have options. New construction can incorporate a number of structural support elements, the basic three being steel, wood or concrete.
LIVE LOADS VS. DEAD LOADS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN
Structural design is all about calculating loads. The engineering firm Nishkian offers a succinct description: "Loads are commonly understood as forces that cause stresses, deformations, or accelerations.
5 REASONS TO USE A BALANCED OR CANTILEVER FOOTING
The child's game of Tiddlywinks demonstrates the principles of eccentric loads. When certain property and design limitations result in offset centers of gravity between a column or wall and its footing pad, you need to engage a balancing act.
WHY ARCHITECTS LOVE THE HUMBLE I BEAM IN STRUCTRUAL STEEL CONSTRUCTION
Every pound counts in architectural design. The more materials used, the more expensive the building. However, too little material results in a weak edifice.
10 TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL HOT WEATHER CONCRETING
When pouring concrete, rapid set-up and drying can ruin your day. The warmer the day, the greater the danger of a quick set.
HOW STEEL TARIFFS CONTRIBUTE TO HIGH CONSTRUCTION COSTS ON THE FRONT RANGE
Many of our customers are asking us, "Why is steel costing so much?" It's a fair question with no simple answer.
PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STEEL FRAMING BUILDING COMPONENTS
You can erect nearly anything with steel: homes, shops, hangars, factories, warehouses, high rises, entertainment/sports arenas and shopping malls. The inherent compressive and tensile properties of steel lend more versatility to architectural design than any other conventional framing system.