A customer in the medical industry hired Superior Structural Corporation to manufacture the columns and custom curved steel canopy for their hospital’s renovated trauma center entrance. We fabricated the steel tubing in the desired forms, using a number of processes to properly shape the steel. This beam assembly was constructed of complex connections that required skill and practical experience to execute correctly. The intended level of detail was maintained without sacrificing our exacting quality standards.

This project used 175 tons of wide flange beams; heavy duty wide flange beams in sizes W 14×193 and W 24×306; and tube steel sizes 6″x6″, 8″x8″ and 10″x10″ of varying thicknesses. ASTM A500-10A grade “B” and “C” tube steel and ASTM A992-2006 grade wide flange were the particular steels used in this application. Parts were cold galvanized, and the exposed exterior material was prime painted gray. This project took place from July 2011 through September 2011, and constructed in Janesville, Wisconsin. For over four decades, Superior Structural has been committed to providing high quality structural steel fabrications to clients in a range of industries with a host of applications, including custom decorative installations, catwalks, mezzanines, and heavy duty construction. For more details about this fabricated steel beam canopy project, or any of our other capabilities, please see the table below or contact us directly.

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Product Description

Superior Structural Corporation manufactured Curved Steel Beam & Steel Tube Assemblies with Heavy Duty Steel Columns for the Mercy Hospital Trauma Center’s Entrance.

Fabricated Beam Capabilities Applied/Processes

Rolling – Outsourced

Prime Painting
Cold Galvanizing

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

36″ Band Saw
90 ton Ironworker
18″ Band Saw
Portable Drill Presses
300 ton Press Brake
120 ton Punch Press
3/8″ Shear
Track Torch

  • 175 tons of Wide Flange Beams in sizes W8’s, W10’s, W12’s, W14’s, W16’s, W18’s, W21’s, W24’s
  • Heavy Duty Wide Flange Beams in sizes W 14×193, W 24×306
  • Tube Steel 6″x6″, 8″x8″, 10″x10″ in varying thicknesses.
Material Used

ASTM A500-10A Grade B & C Tube Steel
ASTM A992-2006 Grade Wide Flange Beams

Material Finish

Exposed Exterior Material Prime Painted Gray

Industry for Use

Medical Industry

Delivery/Turnaround Time

July 2011 through September 2011

Delivery Location

Janesville, Wisconsin

Standards Met

Customer Specifications
American Welding Standards
American Institute of Steel Construction Code of Standard Practices
Steel Joist Institute and Steel Deck Institute Codes of Standard Practice

Product Name

Curved Canopy Entrance