Steel is something we come into contact with every single day, but not many of us think about how we got this far to be able to use a material to create so much of the infrastructure we rely on. Here at Mundy Structural Steel, we are experts in steel fabrication in London, so we have used this experience to talk about the brief history of steel production.
London is one of Europe’s largest cities, and with increasing interest in development, there are some extreme construction projects currently underway or in the pipeline. As these projects are some of the largest London has ever seen, it also gives us a good idea as to how the skyline will change in our capital over the next few years.
As you may know, steel is a ferrous alloy as it’s a compound of multiple materials, one of which being iron (with the presence of steel being the determining factor as to whether a metal is ferrous or non-ferrous). You may now also be considering how steel is actually made, and perhaps what makes it just so useful.
The CE marking is something that you have likely come across in the past, as it appears across many different products, but you may not be quite aware as to what it means and why it’s there. The simple answer is that this marking indicated European conformity for the product with which is resides, although there is more to it than that.
Structural steel is a material commonly used in the construction of large structures – specifically buildings and bridges. The composition of the material is a combination of iron, carbon, and often manganese, that is measured to a ratio that allows optimal properties taken from each material.
Following on from our insight into some of London’s most impressive steel architecture in our previous blog post, we have decided to run you through the best steel sculptures of our capital. We’re going to showcase a variety of different techniques and styles – from the simple to the scientific – and let you know where they are, so you can experience them for yourself.
Structural steel is widely used in the construction of buildings and large structures, but the omnipresent material is often hidden away behind facades of concrete, glass, and brickwork. That means it’s important to celebrate the instances of steel being at the forefront of the appearance of architecture when we get the chance.
A sports stadium, to many, is much more than simply a feat of architecture. This can be a place of worship, admiration, and despair for sports fans, but there is often mainly appreciation from fans of architecture and those within the industry. The expression of sheer engineering brilliance on such a great scale is something to behold. That’s why, here at Mundy Structural Steel, we have detailed a few of the most impressive sports stadiums from around the world in this blog post.