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11 October 2023

Fabricated Steel Connections: A Comprehensive Guide

Fabricated steel connections stand as an indispensable element in every steel construction endeavour, serving as the linchpin for uniting diverse structural components like beams and columns.

Their role extends beyond mere connection, contributing significantly to the stability and integrity of the entire structure. Most importantly, the vitality of these connections to the overall performance and safety of the structure cannot be overstated. In this context, MAH Steel proudly champion the significance of fabricated steel connections. We recognise the paramount importance of tailored solutions in construction. Various types of fabricated steel connections are meticulously designed by engineers to meet specific construction requirements. So, let’s have a look at some of the most prevalent steel connection types.

Bolted Connections

Among the most widely adopted, these connections utilise bolts and nuts to securely fasten two members. Additionally, the bolts pass through designated holes in the members, and the nuts are tightened, ensuring a steadfast connection.

Welded Connections

Achieved through the fusion of two steel members via heat and pressure, welded connections deliver a robust and enduring link. The members are meticulously held in position during the welding process to ensure strength and permanence.

Moment Connections

Vital for transferring rotational forces between members, moment connections find frequent application in beam-to-column connections. Also, they play a pivotal role in stabilising steel structures subjected to external forces such as wind or seismic loads.

Shear Connections

These connections excel in transferring vertical loads between two members, particularly in floor systems. Besides, their application is crucial for maintaining structural stability under heavy loads.

Strength and Durability

Fabricated steel connections are engineered to be robust and durable, ensuring a reliable and efficient solution for connecting structural members.

Ease of Assembly

Quick and straightforward assembly on-site reduces construction time and costs, reflecting commitment to efficiency.


Tailored to meet specific project requirements, connections prove suitable for a diverse array of construction projects, attesting to their versatility.

So, no matter what type of steel connections you’re after, you can be sure we’ll find the best solution for your bespoke steel fabrication project. Drop us a line if you’re interested in one!

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