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Steel Beams Erection Done Wisely, an Expert Guide

It takes a gang and an engineer to do it. Our expert helps to choose that perfect steel beams erection specialist, pro tips follow

Choosing Steel Beams Erection Specialist, The Choice That Really Counts

Erecting a steel frame building is not a small fit by any stretch of the imagination. It takes a professional and experienced steel erector to run the show. Steel erection companies are powerful logistic enterprises, making it all happen on time, all time. Our Structural Beam expert helps you to choose the right one, for the success of your project!

What does it take to erect a steel frame building?

The structural steel frame is the backbone of the building, its integrity ensures the long life of the building and the safety and lives of people using it, be it a residential or commercial steel-framed building or your private home.

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Stages of a steel frame building erection

Examining the foundation

The engineer in charge of the steel erection project has to examine the foundation and determine that it meets the criteria for suitability and safety.

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of this step. Should there be any doubt, additional inspections using high-tech equipment can be ordered. Experienced and knowledgeable Structural Beam’s steel erectors don’t take this step lightly and follow through with full attention to every detail. Call 773-917-8998 now for a free consultation!

Getting the components in place

Readied primary and secondary members are then lifted and placed into their respective positions. At this stage, construction cranes are used. For smaller projects, jacking is often used.

Bolted connections are made, but are not completely tightened at this stage, to secure primary and secondary members in their respective places of the framing. Experienced steel erector knows the process inside out and understands the workflow, assuring seamless operation.

Aligning of the erected steel structures

The erected steel structure is then aligned. It’s the steel erector’s responsibility to make sure that columns are all plumb and that their bases are aligned and are in place. It takes a lot of experience to do it, and you can rely on Structural Beam’s trained and experienced personnel to get the backbone of your building aligned nicely to stand tall for decades, if not centuries to come.

Bolting it all up

That’s when the steel frame acquires integrity and rigidity. All bolted connections are completed by tightening them, following procedures and standards, using appropriate tools.

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Get the gang ready!

Yes, the gang, you heard that right. We’ve got a good gang to take care of you. This is Chicago, baby. Ok, my punster is under control now.

The gang, that’s how a company of steel erection workers is called in the construction business. The gang and the engineer work together and are in constant interaction. It’s like a team and a coach, a conductor and an orchestra, if you will.

The steel erection engineer uses leveling tools, and the gang nudges the frame to take the desired structural position and bolts it up.

This has to be a concerted effort of a dedicated and well-rehearsed team for the operation to flow seamlessly. At Structural Beam, we’ve got it all covered. We’ve got a good gang to take care of your steel erection project, and a perfect steel erection engineer to lead the gang.

One-stop solution provider, only the benefits

Having design, fabrication, and erection of steelwork done by a local Chicago, Il- based one-stop structural steel solutions provider has numerous benefits for you to consider:

  • Smooth flow with centralized logistics allows for timely completion and full seamless control of the overall operation, saving time and money
  • Working with a local service provider helps to lower your steel erection projects transportation costs, and help to save the environment by reducing your project’s carbon imprint. Let’s save the planet together!
  • Having a single business entity in charge of your various steel buildings erection projects is a sound practice in terms of responsibility concentration. Did you know that by law a steel erector’s job is done when the positional accuracy of the steel frame under its own weight has been achieved? That’s the limit of a steel erector’s responsibility unless stated otherwise. Structural Beam can single-handedly take care of designing, fabricating, and erecting your steel-framed building. One project, one contractor, zero headaches.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a steel erector?

A steel erector is basically an engineer that supervises the construction work and safe erection process and is responsible for its timely and safe completion. Structural Beam has got highly knowledgeable and very experienced steel erectors to bring your project to successful completion. Get in touch with us today at 773-917-8998  for a consultation and a free price quote.

What is the difference between a steel fixer and a steel erector?

Steel fixer literally fixes or replaces structural steel elements of the existing buildings. A steel erector erects new metal buildings. At Structural Beam we can do both, locally in Chicago, Il.

What are the various tools used in steel buildings erection?

From hand tools such as wrenches, torches, wedges, and jacks, to heavy machinery such as cranes, there’s a huge array of various tools and contraptions used for a steel structure erection.

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