What is structural steel?
Structural steel is a type of steel that’s been specially fabricated for use on structural elements of a building or for other structures such as towers, pipelines, bridges, and ships. Structural steel is a carefully regulated industry and has to meet many standards to ensure the safety and stability of each and every structure.
In Australia, structural steel is mostly used in the construction industry in the form of structural beams. They lend structural support to buildings with the vertical section (or web) of the beam providing resistance from tearing apart, breaking, or collapsing while the flange resists any bending of the section.