When it comes to building frames, builders often choose between steel or wood. But why are steel-framed homes always the best choice?
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Putting the right safety measures in place can ensure that welders are protected from potential risks.
Steel is a commodity which is widely known for its price fluctuations, and there are many events that see the price of steel move up and down. Everything from the time of year, to the basic supply and demand, will have an impact on steel prices.
Steel is laced throughout the history of mankind and is an integral element in our development as a species, from technology to medicine to building and infrastructure. It’s an incredible substance that is ubiquitous in the modern world, and society today would be very different without it. Let’s crunch the numbers and take a look at some interesting facts […]
Although it is impossible to pinpoint who invented steel, a look at steel production in history can help give us a snapshot of those responsible for its emergence as one of the most important substances of the modern era.
In this short how-to on metric metal houses. We here at Spahr Metric Metal are always interested in seeing what the construction industry will come up with next!
Procter & Gamble going Metric From the July/August 2009 issue of USMA’s Metric Today. by Don Hillger Procter & Gamble (P&G) does not manufacture machines and hard goods; rather, it is primarily a manufacturer of consumer products. Thus, the focus of its metrication efforts is a bit different from other companies featured in this series of articles. Interested […]
What are steel frame homes? And what makes them different from other types of homes? The main difference is that the home’s frame is made from steel, not wood–which is the most common material for house frames.
While wood frames have distinct advantages over steel ones, steel has benefits as well, some of which might surprise you. Did you know, for example, that steel is recyclable?
The United States Constitution states, in Section 8 of Article I, that Congress shall have the power to “fix the standard of weights and measures.” Deciding on a system to regulate how the U.S. measured objects, compared lengths, and weighed itself was without a doubt a high priority for the founding members of the country. […]
In March 8, 2018, President Trump signed an order to place a 25% and 10% tariff on steel and aluminum imports, respectively, effective March 23, 2018. The new tariff granted a temporary exemption to certain countries including Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, South Korea, and the European Union until May 1, 2018, as discussions continue. Now that […]
Better education and savings would result from schools’ teaching only metric From the September/October 1996 issue of USMA’s Metric Today. by Lorelle Young, USMA President A transition to metric usage in the US would be a major factor in correcting the poor performance shown by US students in math and science, according to an article in the February 1996 Evaluation […]
The metric payoff From the November/December 1996 issue of Metric in Construction, published by the Construction Metrication Council of the National Institute of Building Sciences. by Thomas R. Rutherford, PE What is the “payoff” for metric conversion? The answer is different for each organization or industry, but it can be estimated by calculating metrication costs and benefits. Costs […]