Beams

The main goal of East Coast Metals is to present a wide range of steel beam construction solutions. The most common types of beam used in steel construction today are plate girders, and beams with web openings (be they cellular, fabricated, or rolled sections). Many steel beams utilize the latest benefits of composite construction, which offers considerable strength and stiffness increases over a bare steel alternative.

Generally long spans of steel I Beam result in flexible, column-free internal spaces, reduce substructure costs, increase spacial volume and reduce steel erection times. This wide range of steel beam construction means that they are commonly found in a wide range of building types. The particular advantages and disadvantages of steel I beam construction solutions are industry standards so that a designer can assess the benefits offered by a particular solution in relation to the drivers for a given project, to identify the most appropriate and cost effective solution.