Loadbearing components can be steel-based due to the structural robustness that can be achieved through appropriately designing the system of connections between the frame's sections.

Due to high levels of available technical guidance, design tools, and its ability to be manufactured off-site, steel is an ideal material for use in loadbearing components, such as:

  • Beams
  • Crane girders
  • Cellular beams
  • Vierendeel girders
  • Roof trusses
  • Columns
  • Frames
  • Lattice girders
  • Floor systems
  • Tension members
  • Ropes
  • Stairs
  • Fall protection


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