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Welcome to the Atlas Tube blog of industry info and news about HSS products.

HSS Design Tools: The HSS Library

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HSS Design Tools: The HSS Library

There’s a lot of information around the internet on HSS products – so much so that it’s hard to keep track of it all! Instead of going to multiple sources to find the latest information on HSS, we’ve compiled the best articles into a new section on our website – the HSS Library.

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HSS Project Spotlight: Skydance Bridge

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If you have visited Atlas Tube’s website or read up on our literature recently, you may have noticed an interesting structure that we’ve showcased that was made from HSS. That structure is the Skydance Bridge.

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HSS In the Wild Pt 2

HSS truly opens up the possibilities for architecturally exposed structural steel, allowing architects and structural engineers to meet the challenges of modern architecture and design the type of structures that break new aesthetic ground and enrich the public landscape. But it can also have everyday uses that are all around us – if you know where to look! In our continuing photo blog series, let’s take a look at more places where we discovered HSS in the Wild.

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HSS In the Wild

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Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) help engineers create some pretty cool things every day – from tall skyscrapers for us to live and work in, to dynamic bridges connecting us from to and fro. But HSS products aren’t always used in such large scale projects – in fact, HSS is all around us, every day! As I travel around, I take snap shots here and there of HSS In The Wild to show all the interesting uses and applications this versatile product can be used in. Atlas Tube produces HSS products up to 18x18 square 0.625 wall (along with the corresponding rectangles) and rounds up to 20”. Along with JUMBO HSS sizes beyond 18x18 square, it gives you the flexibility to let your imagination run wild and create whatever you want. What projects will you use HSS in next? 

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Infographic Depicts Rising Construction Industry Employment

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The month of June was a productive one for the construction industry. According to a recent article from Engineering News Record and a press release from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the construction industry added over 6,000 jobs last month. In addition, the jobless rate fell to 8.2% compared to May’s 8.6% – the industry’s best June level in nearly six years, according to the AGC.

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