structural steel


: rolled steel in structural shapes
: steel suitable for structural shapes

Examples of structural steel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Authorities acknowledge that thin-walled canisters containing butane are a concern for more potential explosions, particularly when trying to move the structural steel. Kylie Martin, Detroit Free Press, 8 Mar. 2024 Completed in 1994, the experimental design has the home held aloft by four structural steel columns to minimize the structure’s impact on the site. Mark David, Robb Report, 22 Dec. 2023 Overshadowed in the maze of piping and structural steel is the turbine itself, which is exceptional mostly for its small size. David Wagman, IEEE Spectrum, 30 May 2018 The rock-like facade covers some 10,000 pieces of steel, Freed said, adding that all of the structural steel was fabricated in Utah. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Sep. 2023 Created by Christopher Parker, P.E., the modernist residence features exposed structural steel and cast-in-place concrete alongside high-quality materials and luxury finishes. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 9 Mar. 2023 Meanwhile, structural steel beams and posts as well as hurricane strapping were likely utilized, which Zasada likens to a corset's boning channels and lacing, respectively. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 24 Aug. 2023 This extensive system is tucked underneath the structural steel overbuild at the new tower, right under the truss on the tenth-floor terrace. Audrey Wachs, Curbed, 9 Aug. 2023 Approximately 400 tons of structural steel was donated from a third-party project and reused during the remodel. Ndaschel, oregonlive, 9 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of structural steel was in 1884

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“Structural steel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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