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More stories about Steel

  • Retrofitting a Steel Header

    Installing the two-piece assembly one C-channel at a time made it easier to support the masonry while opening the wall.

  • Stretching the Span With Steel

    T-shaped beams fabricated from a standard I-beam help uncramp a basement space.

  • 3555 Hayden

    The research-intensive firm of Eric Owen Moss Architects layers a swelling rooftop addition onto a warehouse.

  • Retrofitting A Structural Ridge

    Reinforced light-gauge steel beams provided the strength needed to open up the attic in this small home.

  • Narrow Shear-Wall Solution

    Q. I'm the project manager for a construction company that's building a series of townhouses. In one of our designs, the garage walls are only 10 inches wide. There isn't any room to expand these walls, but they still need to be reinforced to prevent rack

  • Supporting a Wide-Span Floor With Structural Steel

    Sculptural steel columns and beams turned a two-car garage into a two-story living space

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    Truck accessories; wood flooring; structural fasteners & connectors

  • Structural Steel

    Steel specs * Wood beam to steel beam comparison * Attaching steel to wood * Splicing steel I-beams * Sizing flitchplates * Building flitch beams * Column cap & baseplate connections

  • Retrofitting Basements

    Building restrictions in California are prompting homeowners who want more space to add on underneath the house. A concrete contractor tells how it's done.

  • Choosing Engineered Beams For Heavy Loads And Long Spans

    For heavy loads and long spans, engineered beams are the way to go. In this article, we compare LVL, glulam, and Parallam, plus some new composite beams.