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Steel During Wartime: The Role of Steel Production During World War I

Steel During Wartime: The Role of Steel Production During World War I

Over the years, human beings have found ways to mold and manipulate their environment to fit their needs. Those needs might be to build living structures, automobiles, bridges, or—as the world saw during the 20th century— to go to war. Because of the industrial revolution, the 20th century saw the production and advancement of a […]

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The Ultimate Earthquake Survivors: Steel Frames and Structures

The Ultimate Earthquake Survivors: Steel Frames and Structures

The phenomenon of having the earth shake still baffles scientists and seismologists even today. One of the planet’s most destructive events is not exactly predictable and are certainly not stoppable. And yet, over the centuries human beings have learned about the kinds of structures that better stand up to this activity. At Steel Specialities, we […]

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The Wonderful World of Steel and the Structures it Built

The Wonderful World of Steel and the Structures it Built

So much of our world is made out of this wonderful metal. It is versatile, durable, and affordable. It is functional, beautiful, and completely adaptable to a variety of environments. Steel can be used in a variety of construction projects: from the building of roads and rails, bridges, buildings, airports, and more.  Rest your eyes […]

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Steel and Its Role In The World’s Iconic Buildings 

Steel and Its Role In The World’s Iconic Buildings 

In the 20th century, steel had a monumental surge in popularity and use, becoming the go-to material for a strong building. That popularity hasn’t waned at all, some of today’s most impressive structures use steel for its durability and strength. Here at Steel Specialties, there’s no secret about our love for the versatile metal, but […]

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Why Rebar Is So Important For Construction

Why Rebar Is So Important For Construction

For many people, the term “rebar” was probably a new term when President Trump said he would build his border wall with it. However, rebar has been used for many centuries, dating back to 15th century Russia. Today, rebar has a wide range of construction applications, as well as a number of variations to fit […]

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Why Steel Is Your Best Option In Residential and Industrial Buildings

Why Steel Is Your Best Option In Residential and Industrial Buildings

The foundation and sturdiness of a building receive a large amount of thought and consideration when architects are planning to design and construction workers are planning to assemble a complex. Steel is one of the strongest alloys made from iron metal, which is why it is one of the most optimal elements one could choose […]

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The Brooklyn Bridge: The World’s First Steel Suspension Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge: The World’s First Steel Suspension Bridge

Structural steel is one of the most widely used materials in construction. We see it everywhere — from stadium bleachers to skyscrapers towering over downtown squares. There’s a reason steel makes for great construction material. The strength to weight ratio makes it a desirable material to work with and guarantees long-lasting durability. While there are […]

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How is Structural Steel Created?

How is Structural Steel Created?

Structural steel is all around us. The chances that you are sitting in a building composed of structural steel are quite high. That’s because steel is one of the best materials in construction. It’s recyclable, it’s durable, and it’s versatile. Using steel as the foundation of buildings has provided builders all over the world with […]

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Why Steel Buildings Works Well in El Paso

Why Steel Buildings Works Well in El Paso

From bridges to the world’s tallest skyscrapers, steel is one of the most used materials in construction today. Whether you’ve worked with the material in the past or are just now considering it for your next project, as an El Paso builder, there’s a lot you and the building’s owner can benefit from when you […]

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