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Also known as an H-Section beam, the Universal Column’s vertical side resists the sheer force exerted upon it, while the flanges help the beam resist the load’s pressure, which would otherwise cause it to bend.
The UC’s parallel flange does away with the need for tapered washers, and makes it easier to connect than the flanges of Rolled Steel Joists (RSJ), which vary in thickness. The height of a Universal Column is always the same as its width, making it more suited to being used vertically and supporting loads such as columns in multi-storey constructions.
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The cross-sections are commonly specified with a code consisting of the dimension. The first dimension is always the depth, followed by the width and finally weight, in kilograms per meter. For example, 152x152x30, would be 152mm in height, 152mm in width and 30KG per meter of length.