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Protecting Structural Steel from Corrosion

Protecting Structural Steel from Corrosion

By: RK Steel When it comes to choosing materials, steel is preferred among designers because it can be used to rapidly build economical, durable and safe structures. However, its downfall is the tendency to react with oxygen and water, causing corrosion. Applying the correct protective coating to structural steel upon installation can give a steel frame a long […]

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How Steel and Aluminum Tariffs are Effecting the Construction Industry

How Steel and Aluminum Tariffs are Effecting the Construction Industry

By: RK Steel The United States is the world’s largest importer of steel, importing approximately 35 million metric tons last year, which accounted for 33% of all steel used in the entire country. Nearly 60% of this total imported steel originates from five countries, 25% of which comes from Canada and Mexico. Earlier this year, […]

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In-house Steel Weld Testing Can Save You Time and Money

In-house Steel Weld Testing Can Save You Time and Money

By: RK Steel  Testing Welding Candidates Before Hiring is Key Quality and safety are top priorities when it comes to steel fabrication. In order to produce high quality products, it is important that steel fabricators test welding candidates before they are hired. Some companies will even retest certified candidates to ensure they meet company requirements. […]

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Colorado’s Wind Energy Boom

Colorado’s Wind Energy Boom

Wind energy is growing across the United States, with nearly a quarter of the states producing 10 percent or more of their electricity from wind farms. Triple the amount produced just a few years ago. Over the past decade, Colorado has doubled the number of wind turbines in the state to nearly 1,900. According to […]

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STEEL CANOPIES PROVIDE COVERAGE YOU CAN TRUST

STEEL CANOPIES PROVIDE COVERAGE YOU CAN TRUST

By: RK Steel Steel canopies are durable, attractive, versatile and offer a convenient way to create a sheltered space. They can also provide significant cost savings as they only require concrete piers rather than full concrete slabs. Steel canopies can be built as freestanding structures or as add-ons to existing buildings and have a variety […]

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The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

The Construction Workers’ Guide to Staying Warm on the Job Site

By: RK Mechanical Working outside during the winter can leave construction workers susceptible to hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot, a decaying of the feet due to prolonged cold and wet conditions. In extreme cases, workers without proper personal protection equipment can also suffer shock that could even lead to death. Not only do workers need […]

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