Within many construction projects, the foundation of the structure being completed will be found in steel beams. These are known as structural steel beams, which utilize various different alloys in their manufacturing depending on the specific objectives of the material being used.
At Wasatch Steel, we stock a wide range of steel products and are also proud to provide a variety of steel services to help you acquire the perfect material to fit all your upcoming project needs. In this two-part blog, we’ll go over several of the alloys commonly used for structural steel formats and what they’re useful for, plus some basics on important shape and cross-section areas that may dictate the kind of steel you’re looking for.
As we noted above, several different potential alloys may be used to create structural steel. Some of the most common include:
Structural steel comes in several cross sections: Channel, angle, beam, tee and others. These shapes can either be formed or welded, and they’re used to set the foundation for numerous building types across a wide range of industries. Some of the most common applications structural steel will be used in include each of the following:
In part two of this blog, we’ll go over several shape areas that will dictate the precise kind of structural steel that’s best for your upcoming project. To learn more about this, or for information on any of our steel products or steel services, speak to the staff at Wasatch Steel today.