Category Archives: Steel

Cinder Concrete Floor Deck

Posted by in Concrete, Steel | July 13, 2015

Cinder concrete was an early development in concrete floor construction.  It was appeared about one hundred years ago or so, when engineers and builders started combining steel and concrete to frame a floor.  It was a method that used a… Read More

Evaluation of Fire Damage to Structural Steel (Primer)

Posted by in Fire Damage, Steel | February 09, 2015

We often get called to evaluate fire damage to structural steel framing.  It may be an evaluation even as simple as one steel beam in a residence.  Some of the evaluations are relatively easy, others more difficult.  But here is… Read More

Fire Damage to Open Web Steel Joists

Posted by in Fire Damage, Steel | February 04, 2013

The determination of fire damage to open web steel joists is not always as obvious as the damage in the photo above, but the application of a few rules can make a preliminary evaluation of fire damage to open web steel… Read More