Tag Archives: Steel

StudRite Product Line Expands


The Marino\WARE® StudRite® Wall System has one of the best strength-to-mass ratios of any cold-formed steel C-stud in the industry. The recent addition of 18, 30, and 33-mil thicknesses adds to the StudRite family of products and reinforces its best-in-class status.

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AISC honors projects with steel building awards


The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) has recognized 12 projects for its 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel (IDEAS²) awards program. IDEAS², which recognizes the importance of team work, coordination, and collaboration, is conducted annually to award excellence in steel-frame building design.

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Construction of new Sacramento Kings facility underway

Beam featured

Construction of the new Entertainment and Sports Center (ESC) in downtown Sacramento, California has begun with completion expected next year. Designed by AECOM, the ESC will not only act as a civic indoor and outdoor space for the region, but it will also be the new practice facility for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA’s) Sacramento Kings.

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Specifying Structural Framing Systems


Many factors come into play when designers specify structural framing. There are so many criteria, sometimes there is no absolute answer as to which framing system would perform best. At the same time, the interests of various parties must be served, meaning the final selection does not always rest with the structural engineer.

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Walking the Walk

A clear-span steel structural system was chosen to accommodate heavy equipment at the Washington Electric Cooperative project in Marietta, Ohio. A standing-steam metal roof system was specified to provide relief from the leaks of the former facilities.
 Photos © D.A. Fleischer Photography

Energy distributor makes efficiency top priority

By Kevin Hutchings

Maximizing energy efficiency is a key concern on virtually every new commercial construction project. When the construction happens to be for the electric provider itself, it is easy to understand how the priority takes on even greater importance. This was the case for Washington Electric Cooperative, an energy distributor located in Marietta, Ohio.

The company had been operating for years out of three separate …

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