Hurricane Resistant

How Steel Buildings Can Withstand Hurricanes

Amongst hurricane destruction, it’s common to see whole regions of rubble and debris. Now and then, a single home stands among the devastation. If you’re in construction, the first thing you might wonder is, “What …

Imported Steel (Non-US Standards)

Galvanic Corrosion and Dissimilar Metals

Dissimilar Metals Overview Metals that are dissimilar to one another, vary with regard to their differences in corrosion. Galvanic corrosion is a process that indicates a comparison of how metals corrode differently when in contact …

Roof wall Frame Assembly

Common Building Engineering Terms and Meanings

COMMON TERMS ENGINEERS USE IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY The following glossary is intended to help individuals understand common terms used by engineers in the building industry. ALLOY – result when two or more metals are …

Imported Steel (Non-US Standards)

Metal Building Materials and Corrosion

Metals are found in just about all soils and rocks and generally form compounds that are labeled “minerals”. Minerals also include the elements oxygen or carbon and need to be purified so that they generate …