Residential steel beam calculator to check the forces and loads, applied to steel beam! Call Structural Beam 773-917-8998 for a free quote on beams cost!
Check Weight, Size, and Length of Beams Needed, and Get a Free Quote!
On this page, you will find steel beam calculators, free tools, that will allow you to easily calculate shear force diagrams, shear and moment diagrams, deflection diagrams, steel beams point loads. Do these terms sound familiar to you? To Structural Beam’s structural steel engineers, and structural steel designers, they do. Engineers factor them in when calculations are done for the structural steel structure. Our engineers are happy to do calculations for your project in Chicago IL, get in touch today at 773-917-8998 to get a free price quote!
Calculations for stability and predictability
Creating structurally sound load-bearing and support structures, by calculating the forces, applied to structural steel members, like beams, girders, joists, and columns, requires a lot of calculations.
Exact calculations help to determine the size, weight, and length of structural steel members, that fabricators will have to manufacture and fabricate and to determine the cost of the project. Knowing the takeoff, or the exact quantity of each structural metal product, needed for the fabrication of all structural steel members, helps our steel estimators to be precise in determining the overall cost of the project.
What is calculated, exactly?
In terms of calculations, done by structural engineers, that produce the diagrams and blueprints for builders and fabricators, there are 4 main points of calculations, that determine beam’s cross-section, beam size, and beam length to be used for fabrication of the structural member, that is to bear a load, transfer a load, and withstand the shearing force and the bending moment.
- The shear diagram shows the variation in shear force along the length of the beam
- The bending moment diagrams reflect the distribution of the bending moment
- The slope diagram shows the slope of the angle between deflected beam to the actual beam at the same point
- The deflection diagram shows the degree to which a part of a structural steel member is displaced under a load, that produced a deformation in the member
Structural Beam’s structural engineers are skilled, highly-trained professionals, with a lot of knowledge and practice under the belt. Working with a reputable company, like Structural Beam, can save you a lot of money and save you from a lot of trouble now, and in the future. Here are just some reasons to let the professionals do the designing for you :
- As a homeowner, you are planning to build a home, or rebuild/remodel your home, replace the main beam of your home, etc., you want to make sure that the resulting structure is sound, strong, and is safe to use. Our professional engineers can guarantee you that!
- Designing of structural steel structures, from beam design, and column design, to trusses, joist and girder systems, etc., has to be IBC compliant, and only trained professionals can make sure it really is
- Professionally done calculations allow structural steel estimators to calculate an exact takeoff, to determine the overall cost of your structural steel project
- The price of structural mistake can be very high, the best insurance is to use the help of professionals to make sure you won’t be the one who pays twice or even trice
From drawing board to fabrication workshop
There are benefits to having everything done by one company, like Structural Beam, that offers a one-stop structural steel solution, having structural steel engineers, structural steel estimators, steel fabricators, and structural metal erectors working as a team, under the same management :
Who is in charge? We are!
There’s just one company involved, and all responsibility is thus concentrated. Structural Beam is a reputable company with a high rate of returning customers, our reputation precedes us.
Steel fabricators are a part of the design process
The engineer can easily cooperate with our structural metal fabricators, to produce exact shop drawings for fabricators, so the results of the fabrication are predictable and exact.
Metal erectors early in the loop
The structural steel erectors can be brought into the process early, too, so they can evaluate the shop drawings’ feasibility, and come up with placement plans to use during the installation/erection, so there’s no chance for misunderstanding, resulting in delays and extra costs to the customers.
Structural steel estimation
After the diagrams are ready, our structural steel estimation team will do the estimation for your project, to determine the takeoff, the labor costs, the equipment costs, etc. You’ll get the right numbers from the get-go, so you can plan to finance accordingly.
Structural steel fabrication, our way
All our fabrications are done by our own structural steel fabrication team members, in a specialized, fully stocked professional structural steel fabrication workshop. Our trained workforce members got all the needed certificates, and are to date on the best practices of the metal fabrication industry. You can be sure, that the fabrication for your project will be done to the highest standard, and on time.
Full structural steel products supply support
Structural Beam provides full structural metal products supply support for your project you do with us, making sure that you’ll get all the steel products needed for the fabrication of your order at wholesale prices and on time. There’ll be no delays, our supply chain is reliable and fast.
Professional structural steel erection and installation
Our well-practiced steel erection team, led by an experienced structural engineer, has done many successful erections and structural steel installations, please see our portfolio. Since the erectors were involved in the process from the beginning, and have exact placement drawings ready, you can be sure the erection, or installation, of the steel structure, will go according to the plan.
How do you calculate steel beam size?
The beam steel beam size depends on the load the beam is going to be bearing, so the higher is the load, the larger the size of the beam (higher lb/ft ratio).
How thick of a steel beam do I need?
We’ll need more info to give you an exact answer, use the form on our website to upload the diagrams of your project, and we’ll get back to you with the answer and a free price quote!
How to find a structural steel engineer near me in Chicago IL?
Structural Beam is a reputable structural steel solutions provider, based in Chicago IL. We do structural steel engineering, estimation, fabrication, and installation. Contact us today at 773-917-8998, for a free consultation for your project!