STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Many years after iron was first utilized by mankind, individuals throughout the 18th to 20th centuries integrated this resource with carbon and other elements. Utilizing trial and error, they eventually developed processes that created what we know to be steel. Its development has changed the face of civilization. Its properties allow the creation of incredibly strong and comparatively light structures. Now, with the development of standards by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the American Engineering Association (AEA) and others, practical methods to design a variety of structures have been created. In addition, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed specifications for various steels, identifying the physical and mechanical properties of each.
Steel is used in an almost infinite array of structures today including concrete foundations (as tensile reinforcement), beams and girders and columns in steel framed structures, for piles beneath bridges, installed
in the form of corrugated sheets as “sheet piling” and utilized occasionally in residential construction, where large spans necessitate its superior strength. Let us know how Engineering Techniques, Inc. can help you integrate this well established construction material into your next structure.
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