What are Steel Cellular Beams?
Steel cellular beams are an economical and versatile structural framing system. They are commonly used in light commercial buildings, such as restaurants, retail shops, and offices.
First patented in 1971 by Henry A. Nevins, Jr., steel cellular beams offer an alternative to the conventional wood-framed construction of commercial buildings.
Steel cellular beams consist of a web of steel made up of vertical and horizontal members that are interconnected by punched openings (cells). The cells can be filled with concrete (or other materials) for reinforcement or left empty for increased insulation.
The process starts with fabricating the cells on-site or off-site. Steel cells are then delivered to the construction site where they are assembled into full widths (beams), which can be up to 100 feet long…
Steel Cellular Beam Advantages
Steel Cellular Beams are a structural steel element used in the construction of high-rise buildings throughout the world. They are one type of cellular beam and are often used in conjunction with other types of steel techniques. They provide a large amount of support to a building’s structure and can be pre-fabricated in different lengths to accommodate the structural needs of each construction project.
Steel Cellular Beams are made up from specially designed steel plates that have been rolled into tubes and then welded together, which provides them with their comprehensive support. These steel beams can be created to be taller or shorter depending on the customer’s needs, although they usually range from 5 to 16 inches in height.
How Steel Cellulose Beams are Structurally Different from Other Metals
Steel beams are fundamentally different from other metals, for example steel beams are lighter and stronger than aluminum beams. Steel is also known for having a higher tensile strength, meaning that it can withstand more pull force. Steel’s ductility is also very high which means it can easily be bent without breaking.
Comparing Steel Cells vs Timber Tests of Strength Across Various Conditions
Steel cells and timber tests of strength are probably the most common ways for engineers to test the strength of a material. Steel cells allow for more precision in testing, but timber tests are cheaper and safer. Testing is a crucial part of the process to ensure the strength of structure is safe and fit for purpose.
Conclusion – Why You Should Consider Using Steel Cellulose Beams when designing your next construction project
The steel cellulose beams that have been engineered by Jamestown Manufacturing are a very sustainable building material. They are durable, fire resistant, and reduce the amount of energy needed to cool the building. The steel cellulose beams also have a very low carbon footprint which makes it an environmentally friendly option.
Jamestown Manufacturing is one of the only companies in Ireland and the UK that can deliver large quantities of high-grade steel cellular beams. If you are looking for high quality building materials that meet all of your sustainability needs then steel cellulose beams may be right for you!