Steel casting manufacturing offers unparalleled freedom in geometry. This geometric freedom is often leveraged to produce aesthetically shaped components for use in architecturally exposed structural steel. However, casting manufacturing can also be used to produce components that simplify fabrication, speed erection, provide improved structural performance, or to address other practical design, performance, and constructional challenges.
This paper describes how steel castings have been applied in various projects. Each case study presented includes a description of the way that steel castings were employed to address various design challenges. Armed with an understanding of how steel castings have been successfully leveraged in past projects, designers will be better equipped to understand how castings can be employed in their practice to provide value to their clients and project stakeholders.