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5 Ways to Find the Right Structural Steel Beams For Your Project

May 20, 2021

For virtually every construction, manufacturing, and fabrication project, you'll need the best structural steel beams. You will need to look for the finest steel fabricators in your area to get a consistent and reliable supply of steel beams.


Here is what to keep in mind when looking for structural steel beams:


Weight Support

Structural steel beams have immense capabilities for numerous projects. They can help with erecting buildings, building ship frames, and are a car manufacturing staple. Another game-changing advantage is it can carry virtually any weight and object. However, if you require increased weight-carrying capacity, you will need to talk to the steel fabricator to add density.


Tension and Load-Bearing Areas

Apart from the structural steel beams' capacity is its tension and load-bearing capabilities. Any engineer will tell you that design and calculations go hand in hand. It's wise to go for a design that allows steel beams to achieve optimal tension and load-bearing capabilities.


Required Material Resistances

Nowadays, top-tier structural beams are no longer constructed of only bare stainless steel. You can count on manufacturers to have done their research on life-prolonging additives and coatings. Furthermore, some manufacturers produce revolutionary beams with case-specific resistances. For example, some types of steel can be highly resistant to chemical exposure, making them perfect for laboratory use.


Aesthetic Necessities

While steel beams aren't exposed in most designs, some modern interior designers use structural beams as highlights and accents, especially in brutalist designs. If you're prioritising similar aesthetic objectives, inquire with manufacturers and fabricators about your goals to find the most compatible beams.


Fabricator Expertise Level

Lastly, make sure you partner up with a professional and highly experienced fabricator team in order to have your vision realized to perfection.


Get the Best Fabricators for Your Projects

With our decades of experience and top-tier professional team, you can always count on us at Scarboro Steel Works to deliver the results your project needs. Contact us today to learn more about everything we can do for you.