What is Structural Steel and What Structures Can It Create(facts)?

Structural steel is a construction material suitable for and used in making a variety of structural shapes. These steel shapes are classified into hot rolled and cold-formed structural steel sections. During the rolling process, it is not possible to produce these steel sections to the exact dimensions that are specified, therefore, you can bolt and weld them together in order to create a structural frame. These structural frame pieces can then be erected, braced, and secured together to make a structural framework.
Structural Steel tower section ready to be deliveredTo learn more about structural steel and its uses, here is a list of:

5 Properties Required for Successful Structural Steel Designs

1. Strength – The steel must meet a minimum “yield strength.”

2. Toughness – Steel must be checked for imperfections like cracks.

3. Ductility – The steel is measured to the degree of how much it can strain or elongate.

4. Weldability – All structural steels are essentially weldable, however, to what extent?

5. Durability – This refers to how long steel corrosion can be prevented.


Facts About Structural Steel

Structural steel can create bridges, doors, foundations for industrial, large or residential buildings, garages, roofs, trusses, etc. Steel tends to be more sustainable than other materials. For example, steel roofing tends to last longer than other types of roofing. Steel also tends to be more fireproof, and it is a 100% recyclable material as well. It is said that steel is able to be recycled many times without losing any of its strength. Steel framed homes tend to be more green for the environment as well, because a steel framed home is equal to 8 recycled cars, while a wood framed home is equal to more than 40 trees.

Steel is used for many different types of structures. It can be used for producing appliance motors, and a car’s structure/safety cage is made of steel. One car can produce more than four utility poles worth of steel when it is scrapped. There are many benefits to using steel as well. Steel can be up to 1,000 times as strong as iron. Also, steel bridges tend to range from 4-8 times lighter than concrete bridges, and etc.Download Capability Statement