As the recognized leader in the structural steel business, Nucor offers customers a diverse range of wide-flange steel beam, pilings and heavy structural steel products.
Both of our beam mills use a special continuous casting method that produces a beam blank closer in shape to that of the finished beam than traditional methods. In fact, our Nucor-Yamato facility is the only North American producer of high-strength, low-alloy beams, which are used in common applications such as gravity columns for high-rise buildings, long span trusses for stadiums and convention centers and for all projects where seismic design is a critical factor.
Our two beam mills have a combined capacity exceeding 3 million tons per year, and supply material to a range of our partners, which includes fabricators, steel service centers, and OEMs.
Manufactured Housing Beams
These steel beams are utilized within the frames of manufactured houses and are available in a variety of weights and widths. Our team has the capability to customize these steel beams to meet our customers’ unique specifications.
When compared to standard beams, the “H” design of a wide-flange beam provides better distribution of the weight of a structure over a wider area, resulting in the ability to support heavier and larger structures—which, in turn, allows for grander constructions.
Also known as I-beams, this product is most often used in building construction or racking and material handling, with the web offering support to shear forces, and the flanges protecting against any bend. These can also be produced to meet the specific requirements of our customers.
The perfect product for frames and bracing, steel channel is a hot-rolled product that can be produced in various sizes and web thicknesses. While it offers structural support in building construction, it’s also used in vehicles and heavy equipment.
This refers to channels that possess parallel flanges, which allows for easier assembly. MC Channels are also used for construction and civil engineering purposes. Lighter MC Channels are often referred to as "stair stringer channels."
Another common beam product, this is steel bar that comes in the form of a 90-degree angle; it’s also used in miscellaneous construction applications. Nucor can produce angles with equal or unequal legs.
Sheet Pile Sections
Steel sheet piles are long structural sections with a vertical interlocking system that creates a continuous wall. While these can be used for temporary and permanent applications, temporary sheet piles are designed to provide safe access for construction and are then removed.
Although they can be designed for skin friction, the H-pile shape is most effective at transferring load through the pile to the tip. These piles are more efficient in dense soils that offer pile resistance at the tip for point-bearing capacity. However, when founding a pile system on rock, there is no piling system better than H-piles since they’ve been tested to more than 1,000 tons.
These are also known as Z-shaped sheet piles since the single piles are shaped roughly like a horizontally stretched Z. The interlocks are located as far away from the neutral axis as possible to ensure good shear transmission and increase the strength-to-weight ratio. They can be used in a wide variety of applications.
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