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  • 1.  Field Fix

    Posted 01-18-2023 10:15 AM
    Edited by Tirza Austin 01-18-2023 10:14 AM
    Some steel angles and beams twisted on site is there a specific procedure for filed fix for this case.
    with Regards

    Ammar Fakhoury P.E., M.ASCE

  • 2.  RE: Field Fix

    Posted 01-19-2023 12:29 PM
    Hello Ammar,

    Have you considered heat straightening?  Depending on the level of distortion, this may be feasible to perform in the field.  This article from 2010 provides a good introduction:


    For smaller members, it may not be practical or economical to repair in-situ.  Generally on my projects if there's damage to the steel due to improper storage, transportation, or temporary works, the contractor would scrap that material and provide new framing at their own expense.

    Christian Parker P.E., M.ASCE
    Structural Project Engineer
    Washington DC

  • 3.  RE: Field Fix

    Posted 01-19-2023 01:41 PM
    Remove and replace them like-for-like.

    Mohammad Hariri M.ASCE
    Str Engr
    Irvine CA