The Sanilac Difference

For years, our steel design pros have worked diligently to provide the most efficient and affordable outcomes for architects and builders, relying on our expertise and fabrication precision to get your project completed on time and on budget. We understand that steel design is complex, and our fabrication pros will work with you to develop the best outcome for your unique project demands.

In order to deliver the best results for your project, our team is versed in two different design factors:

  1. Allowable Strength Design — This method from AISC provides an effective way to determine the allowable strength of steel elements in a building design. ASD relies on two or more loads in determination that can fail simultaneously to determine structural reliability.
  2. Load and Resistance Factor Design — This modern form measures the strength and serviceability of steel structures weighed against the probability of different failure points. This method takes on both the load intention and environmental resistors.

It is important to keep in mind that both philosophies cannot be deployed on the same project. If you are ready to get started designing your structural steel building, be sure to contact us today for a free estimate on our services!