Structural steel has been the framing material of choice for more than a century. By the start of World War II the steel frame had become an architectural commonplace; after the war, it exploded into broad usage, when the steel industry, working with structural engineers, worked out solutions to such problems as corrosion, fire resistance, and structural efficiency.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
Describe new developments affecting the use of structural steel in nonresidential building projects.
Understand how integrated project delivery affects project steel scheduling and coordination.
List and describe factors affecting the safety and sustainability of structural steel in project design and construction.