structural steel


Definition of structural steel 

1 : rolled steel in structural shapes

2 : steel suitable for structural shapes

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The courses of eight to 12 weeks, at night and on weekends, focus on vocational skills such as structural steel design, building-cost estimating, software quality assurance and green building guidelines. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "Retraining Program for Immigrant Engineers Faces Recruiting Hurdle," 12 Aug. 2018 The one-story house, built of glass walls framed by white-painted structural steel, mirrors design elements of the iconic twin black steel and glass high-rises at 860-880 Lake Shore Drive in Chicago which Mies designed about the same time. Graydon Megan,, "Elmhurst Art Museum opens Mies van der Rohe exhibit," 11 June 2018 Overall, construction work is about 60 percent done, including 99 percent of the structural steel having been completed, Leonard said. Chuck Fieldman,, "New Hinsdale Middle School on target to meet expected cost, scheduled opening date," 26 June 2018 Their internal frameworks of structural steel meant that exterior walls no longer needed to support the majority of a building’s weight. Blair Kamin,, "For July 4th, four architectural freedoms," 2 July 2018 The fun is more wholesome upstairs, where an open-plan kitchen, composed of water-resistant MDF panels, opens up to a combined living and dining room where new structural steel is a vibrant, fire engine red. Asad Syrkett, Curbed, "A Ghent pub and soccer-fan hangout becomes a dream home," 18 June 2018 In the medium category, (100 to 399 employees) was Birmingham Fastener & Supply Inc., the South's largest and most diversified fastener supplier, with structural steel fabrication and metal building manufacturers. William Thornton,, "Alabama's 2018 Manufacturers of the Year named," 18 Apr. 2018 Salesforce Tower has 8,700 tons of structural steel. J.k. Dineen, San Francisco Chronicle, "San Francisco’s big new building has a down-to-earth opening ceremony," 22 May 2018 Millions of pounds of structural steel and concrete had to be brought in by plane and boat. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "New 'Space Fence' Will Spot Space Junk, Small Sats, and Orbital Weapons," 16 Apr. 2018

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1884, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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