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Uses of Steel in the Civil Engineering sector

Structural steel is one of the most commonly used materials in civil engineering and construction – but where exactly is it used, and why? To answer those questions, it’s worth understanding certain characteristics of structural steel and how they are…

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What are the different types of Rolled Steel Joist (RSJ) beams?

Rolled Steel Joist beams, or RSJs, are one of the most universally used types of steel beam – so much so in fact that they are also known as Universal Beams. They have a long list of other names as…

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Benefits of steel beams over other metals

The benefits of steel beams in their own right are widely recognised – structural steel is strong, hard-wearing and can be fabricated off-site so that the construction process itself is much faster.   But how do the benefits of steel…

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5 uses for second-hand steel

We often mention the environmental benefits of using second-hand steel, especially when it can be used directly in its existing form, rather than being melted down and forged into recycled steel. Recycled steel is important for the environment too –…

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Benefits of structural steel construction

Structural steel construction offers plenty of benefits over alternative materials, not least of which is the strength of structural steel frames under all sorts of different forces. Here are some of the benefits of structural steel construction that often go…

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The use of steel beams in construction

If you read our previous article about the use of steel in house building, you will have read a little about the use of steel beams in construction, such as to span open gaps or to act as a roof-supporting…

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The use of steel in house building

Structural steel is used to varying extents in house building in the UK, and it’s unusual to see a residential building with an entirely steel frame, with no timber joists at all. But structural steel has many benefits, including its…

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Steel beams provide crucial access to Norwich NDR

The New Year period has been a time of major milestones for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road, but steel beams across the Norwich to Sheringham railway will make it much easier to get bulky materials to the site from April…

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Steel beams inspire Malaysian Miss Universe outfit

The steel beams of one of the planet’s most iconic structures will be seen in a whole new light in late January 2017 as they form the design inspiration for the Malaysian Miss Universe entrant’s national costume. Miss Universe 2017…

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Steel road plates keep trenches safe and dry

Steel road plates are a vital ground covering where construction or maintenance work requires trenches to be dug – especially if the site is going to be left overnight. Whatever the weather may bring during the winter months, some work…

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