A Pittsburgh area university approached Unistrut Service for assistance with a ceiling grid installation for a remodeled art gallery. A lack of storage space for construction materials and a desire to keep the facility open during the renovation complicated this project. If our team did the installation, we’d be visiting 5 or 6 times over several weeks, and these additional travel expenses would have pushed the project over budget. All of these considerations made this project ideal for our Design and Material Program. Read the rest of this entry »
There is an old saying that what goes up must come down. Sometimes architects and contractors refer to the tendency of structures to return to their natural state. If you think about the remains or ruins of old buildings and structures, you get the point. Portions of the original construction may survive for centuries, but with time, remnants of the structure eventually tumble to the ground. While this “return to a natural state” makes sense where older structures are concerned, we don’t expect the schools where our children spend their days to return to their natural state. Sadly, this is exactly what happened when suspended ductwork fell from the ceiling of Shaler Elementary’s crowded cafeteria outside suburban Pittsburgh. Miraculously, there were no deaths due to this incident, but a number of students sustained serious injuries. Read the rest of this entry »
We receive periodic inquiries from engineers, architects, general contractors, and facilities managers asking about availability of curved or bent Unistrut channel, which is a perfect solution for a number of applications, including trolley fabrication. Unistrut Service Company does bend P1000 channel and offers the material in plain (PL), Perma Green III (PG), and pre-galvanized (PG) finishes. Pierced channel and other profiles are not available at this time. If your application requires curved or bent Unistrut P1000 channel, keep in mind the following: Read the rest of this entry »
The Akron Art museum recently contacted Unistrut Service Company to design and install an overhead support structure/storage racking system. Aluminum extruded Spacesaver rails attached to the support grid allow curators to pull sections of the storage system into an open area to access the artwork. This mobile system combines compact storage with ease of access. Read the rest of this entry »
Although Unistrut Framing Channel comes in a wide range of sizes, finishes, and configurations, 1-5/8″ channel is one of the most common sizes requested by customers. If you need technical information on Unistrut 1-5/8″ channel feel free to download our catalog which we have made available in PDF format. The Unistrut 1-5/8″ Channel Catalog is 36 pages long, and offers important specifying information. To order or receive more information on Unistrut 1-5/8″ framing channel, contact Unistrut Service Company.
This installation features an OSHA compliant rooftop walkway constructed from Unistrut channel and other related materials. The facility is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the picture shows two buildings with pitched roofs that have been connected with a lower section of flat roof. Thanks to this section of the roof’s orientation to the sun, and prevailing winds, the flat lower section tends to be shady and subject to ice buildup and drifting snow during winter months. Building maintenance personnel only have access to one section of the roof from inside the building, but needed access to both sections of the roof to service HVAC equipment. Read the rest of this entry »
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