Steel: Which type is used for construction?

Structural steel can be used in the structure of any type of building and provides a number of different benefits. No matter your building or business, if you are constructing a new building or even adding to an existing building, using steel maybe the best option. How do we know various types of steel which is suitable for construction?


Nowadays the most common types of steel used for construction are Reinforcing steel and Structural steel.

1.Reinforcing steel
Reinforcing steel and reinforcement steel is a steel bar or mesh of steel wires used as a tension device in reinforced concrete and reinforced masonry structures to strengthen and hold the concrete in tension. reinforcing steel surface is often patterned to form a better bond with the concrete.

2.Structural Steel
Structural steel is a category of steel used as a construction material for making structural steel shapes. A structural steel shape is a profile, formed with a specific cross-section and following certain standards for chemical composition and mechanical properties. Structural steel shapes, sizes, composition, strengths, storage practices, etc., are regulated by standards in most industrialized countries.Structural steel members, such as I-beams, have high second moments of area, which allow them to be very stiff with respect to their cross-sectional area.



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