Structural steel is defined as steel shaped for use in construction for buildings purposes. Having a high tensile strength, stiffness, toughness, and ductile properties, structural steel is one of the most commonly used materials in commercial and industrial building construction.
Many structural steel shapes take the form of an elongated beam having a profile of a specific cross-section. Steel can be developed into nearly any shapes, which are either bolted or welded together in construction. Structural steel can be erected as soon as the materials are delivered on-site, whereas e.g. concrete must be cured at least 1–2 weeks after pouring before construction can continue, making steel a schedule-friendly construction material. Common steel beam shapes are UB’s or UC’s, but hollow sections and channels are sometimes a better choice. Our steel beam design calculations provide all the details you will need, and also include the design of any padstones which may be necessary.
We need the following information for a steel beam design:
Architectural layouts or sketch drawings with dimensions.
Any restrictions on the maximum depth of the beam.