Steel Types and Grades
Steel offers exceptional qualities in terms of mechanical resistance. Of the most commonly used materials in construction, it demonstrates the greatest resistance for the lightest section, both in tension and compression. This opens the door for architects to a wide choice of technical and aesthetic solutions.
The main steel grades that we are using in our structures are S235, S275 and S355 for structural members.
The steel products can be classified into two main categories, as shown in the below figure
Hot rolled long products (often referred to as ‘sections’ or ‘profiles’) are generally used for the main frame members (columns, beams, bracings).
Sections undergo various transformations through cutting, welding, bending etc., in order to obtain very different shapes and improved performance.