Steel Erecting Company in Auburndale, Florida
All about Steel Erector
Over the years, J&J Steel’s collaborative efforts with fabricators and general contractors have provided substantial value engineering ideas benefiting owners throughout the country. We surpass rugged industry standards for quality, safety and productivity. We look forward to opportunities to work with you! Our goal is to add value to your projects and making a substantial contribution toward the success of the entire construction process.
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How does steel erection works in construction?
“Steel erectors assemble scaffolds and structural components made from steel. They are part of a larger group of construction workers, and they are critical members of teams on extremely large structures that require steel framing for safety and integrity.
Things you need to know about steel erectors
Steel erectors are the workers who help install steel girders, crossbeams, scaffolds, and pipe sections which form the frameworks of large and multi-story buildings. The Steel structures they help construct are usually joined by these workers with a combination of heavy welds and bolts.
How to construct a steel frame
Steel frame is a building technique with a "skeleton frame" of vertical steel columns and horizontal I-beams, constructed in a rectangular grid to support the floors, roof and walls of a building which are all attached to the frame.
Consumption of time to erect a steel frame?
If you have a question during the construction process, we are just a toll free call away. The average time to erect the framing for a 40' x 60' x 14' building with a three-man crew is about five days. A 60' x 100' x 16' normally takes about seven days to erect.
Role of steel erection
Steel erectors create the strong skeleton of a building or temporary structure by installing and fixing together steel girders, pipework and beams.
Planning the layout of the structure using the drawings of construction engineering professionals prior to assembly
- Fixing safety netting and edge rails
- Working out how to fit the steelwork together following engineers' instructions
- Lifting and guiding components into position with tower cranes
- Lining up and levelling steelwork before bolting it in place
- Working at increasingly high levels using elevated work platforms and scissor lifts
- Aligning the steel components with tower cranes
- Laying metal decking
Qualifications of Steel erection
There are no formal requirements to enter training as a steel erector but it helps when looking for work to have GCSEs grades 9-4 (A*-C) or equivalent in subjects such as maths, English, science and technology. Employers often look for people with some on-site experience, so if you haven’t worked in construction before you could work as an assistant to start with. Then your employer might train you in steel erection.
Construction apprenticeships are a common way into this career. Getting on to an apprenticeship scheme usually involves taking a selection test. As an apprentice, you study towards NVQ/SVQ Level 2 and 3.
Apprentices learn a range of techniques and procedures relating to steel erecting, ranging from cutting and shaping steel; installing in-situ and/or prefabricated steel; using power tools; operating powered access equipment (mobile platforms and cherry pickers); and safe working practices.
J and J Welding and Fabrication Florida Inc
J and J Welding and Fabrication's was founded in 2005 to meet a growing demand in U.S.A for high quality economical steel fabrication. T
The vision is to help American builders source high quaility and reliable structural steel for American projects.
The combination of Americans know how and internaional cost savings provides our customers with the”best of both worlds”..