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Designing with HSS: General Properties

by Bradlee Fletcher on October 16, 2012

Are you curious about why hollow structural sections are an excellent choice as a structural steel member? Have you ever wanted to know more about HSS and didn't know who, or even what to ask? Now you can explore your curiosity about HSS by following the...

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Designing with HSS: Uses and Applications

by Bradlee Fletcher on October 2, 2012

I would like to extend a thank you to all of you who were able to attend our Steel Day lunch & learn presentation, where we launched our educational video series on steel hollow structural sections (HSS). The video series, entitled "Designing with HSS," will educate engineers and contractors on how HSS is produced and its remarkable desig...

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New Videos Series: The Potential of HSS Now and in the Future

by Bradlee Fletcher on September 24, 2012

It’s been one year since JMC Steel Group headquarters moved to Chicago and we’re proud of the Windy City’s steel skyline and its use of hollow structural sections (HSS). If you are a member of the design/construction industry, then you are invited to attend Atlas Tube’s free Lunch & Learn event this Friday, September 28, from 11 a.m....

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Software for HSS Design

by Sam Rubenzer on August 30, 2012

The role software has played in reshaping the structural design world is of course monumental. Software has enabled designers to focus on the most economical solution, based on multiple iterations of design, and rigorous finite element analysis instead of tedious hand calculations. How has software affected the means of designing a hollow structura...

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Do you know the Value of a Service Center?

by Jelani Rucker on July 18, 2012

Service centers play a central role in the HSS supply chain. They provide enormous value in the delivery, availability and fabrication of HSS. I want to reinforce the value that service centers provide for fabricators throughout the structural steel industry, as well as discuss some of the lesser-known benefits. What is a Service Center?...

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How to Earn Credit for Sustainable and LEED Projects

by Marvin Phillips on July 11, 2012

The world's population grows every day. As we construct homes and other buildings for future generations to live and work in, we run the risk of seriously depleting our natural resources. At Atlas Tube, we've been diligently establishing methods to conserve natural resources all over the world. The U.S. Green Building Council has developed an appro...

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SEIA Q1 Report – A Bright Spot for the U.S. Solar Market

by Jelani Rucker on June 27, 2012

Whether you’re a distributor, contractor or engineer, you know the solar energy business is growing rapidly and requires a steel structure customized for assembling solar panels. You also know that as the solar industry grows, so does its impact on the economy.  But did you know that the average cost of a completed PV system dropped by 17 percen...

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