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December 3, 2015

As you plan for your next big steel purchase for your project, there are a few things you should consider to ensure you have a smooth and successful purchasing experience with your chosen Houston steel supplier. Building with steel offers a bounty of possibilities thanks to its durability and versatility, making it a premier choice for structural applications. But here’s what you need to know before purchasing:
  • Structural Requirements: Contact the local building authority to discuss any licensing requirements and ensure that your project also meets the structural requirements necessary given the projects location, size, and primary function.
  • Finalize Your Design: Once you’ve been given the green light with the building authority, it’s time to decide on your design and determine the size and type of steel and/or steel tubing you’ll be using for the project. Knowing your different design options will help you make the best, most cost-efficient purchasing decisions.
  • Choosing Complimentary Components: Your steel project will likely center on massive steel i-beams and other structural components, but don’t forget about other, smaller components that’ll be needed to complete the project. Choosing a reliable and robust supplier is key to secure access to the materials you’ll need. This will both speed up your completion date and get you better wholesale prices.

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