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Universal Columns, often abbreviated as UC, are a type of steel beam characterized by their “H” or “I” shape with relatively wider flanges compared to the depth, making them especially suited for bearing vertical loads. They are distinct from Universal Beams (UB), which generally carry horizontal loads and often have a wider span. The design of Universal Columns provides a high level of structural strength and rigidity, making them ideal for use in construction where robust support and stability are crucial, such as in the vertical structural framework of buildings.

One of the key characteristics that differentiate Universal Columns from other steel beams is their geometric profile, which offers excellent resistance against bending and buckling under axial loads. This makes Universal Columns particularly effective for use in multi-storey buildings and other structures where vertical load support and columnar strength are paramount.

At Ferrite Structural Steels Pvt Ltd, we specialize in supplying top-quality Universal Columns, designed to meet the stringent requirements of modern construction. As a major manufacturer and supplier, we ensure that our Universal Columns are produced with precision and adhere to the highest standards of quality and performance. Our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction makes us a trusted partner in the construction industry, providing reliable solutions that architects and builders can depend on for their most critical projects.

Different Types of Universal Columns

WPB Beams

WPB stands for Wide Parallel Flange Beams. These beams are characterized by wide flanges and almost equal depth and width, which provide a higher degree of structural support and stability. WPB beams are often used where a heavy load capacity is required.

UC Columns

Universal Columns (UC), often referred to simply as “columns,” are steel members with a cross-section resembling the letter ‘H’. They are designed primarily for vertical load-bearing in construction, providing essential support for structural integrity.

Key Features and Benefits

  1. Structural Integrity: Universal Columns are designed with a symmetrical ‘I’ or ‘H’ shape, which provides substantial resistance to bending and buckling under load. This shape distributes the weight evenly across the entire section, enhancing structural stability.
  2. High Load-bearing Capacity: The design of UCs allows them to support higher loads compared to other types of beams. This capability is due to their thicker flanges and webs, which contribute significantly to their strength and durability.
  3. Versatility in Design: Universal Columns can be used in a variety of structural applications. They can be fabricated to meet specific lengths and sizes, and their symmetrical design simplifies the connection and assembly process in construction.
  4. Durability: Made from high-strength steel, Universal Columns are able to withstand severe weather conditions and environmental impacts, making them suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
  5. Economical: Although robust, the manufacturing process of UCs is streamlined enough to keep them cost-effective, providing excellent value for the level of strength and durability they offer.
  6. Sustainability: Steel is one of the most recycled materials in the world, and Universal Columns contribute to sustainable building practices. Their long life and recyclability help minimize environmental impact.
  7. Low Maintenance: Once installed, Universal Columns require minimal maintenance due to their resistance to corrosion and other degradative effects, which is particularly advantageous in harsh environments or for structures like bridges and towers.

Universal Column Specification

Product Name Universal Columns
Brand Ferrite Structural Steels Pvt. Ltd.
Minimum Order Quantity 1 Ton
Size Range (mm) 152 x 152 mm to 356 x 406 mm
Thickness (mm) 3 mm to 25 mm
Finish Hot-rolled, galvanized, or as specified by customer
Make/Brand SAIL, RINL, Jindal, Tata, Pushpak, Mamaya, Mahavir, SKS, Balbir


Sizes and Weight

Size Weight Depth Width Web Thickness Flange Thickness
(mm) (kg/m) (mm) (mm) (mm) (mm)
152 x 152 23 152 152 6.1 6.8
152 x 152 30 158 153 6.6 9.4
152 x 152 37 162 155 8.1 11.5
203 x 203 46 203 203 7.3 11
203 x 203 52 206 204 8 12.5
203 x 203 60 210 205 9.3 14.2
203 x 203 71 216 206 10.3 17.3
203 x 203 86 222 209 13 20.5
254 x 254 73 254 254 8.6 14.2
254 x 254 89 260 256 10.5 17.3
254 x 254 107 267 258 13 20.5
254 x 254 132 276 261 15.6 25.3
254 x 254 167 289 265 19.2 31.7
305 x 305 97 308 305 9.9 15.4
305 x 305 118 315 307 11.9 18.7
305 x 305 137 320 309 13.8 21.7
305 x 305 158 327 210 15.7 25
305 x 305 198 339 314 19.2 31.4
305 x 305 240 352 317 23 37.7
305 x 305 283 365 321 26.9 44.1
356 x 368 129 355 368 10.7 17.5
356 x 368 153 362 370 12.6 20.7
356 x 368 177 368 372 14.5 23.8
356 x 368 202 374 374 16.8 27
356 x 406 235 381 395 18.5 30.2
356 x 406 287 393 399 22.6 36.5
356 x 406 340 406 403 26.5 42.9
356 x 406 393 419 407 30.6 49.2
356 x 406 467 436 412 35.9 58
356 x 406 551 455 418 42 67.5
356 x 406 634 474 424 47.6 77

Applications of Universal Columns

  1. Building Construction: Universal Columns are commonly used in the construction of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. They provide essential vertical support, particularly in the skeletal framework of skyscrapers and other high-rise structures, where strength and stability are paramount.
  2. Support Structures: In industrial facilities, Universal Columns are used to construct support frameworks for heavy machinery, large equipment, and overhead crane systems. Their robustness ensures stability and safety in environments subjected to heavy industrial use.
  3. Foundations and Pylons: UCs are used in the construction of foundations for large structures, including towers and pylons. Their strength and resistance to compression make them suitable for supporting substantial overhead loads.
  4. Architectural Features: Due to their aesthetic appeal, Universal Columns are also employed in architectural designs where structural elements are exposed as part of the design feature. They contribute both functionality and a sleek industrial look to modern architecture.
  5. Stadiums and Arenas: For large venues such as stadiums and arenas, UCs provide the necessary structural integrity for grandstands and roofs. They enable large, clear spans that are essential for unobstructed views and the movement of large crowds.
  6. Agricultural Structures: In agricultural settings, UCs are used to construct barns, storage facilities, and large greenhouses. Their durability and resistance to environmental conditions make them well-suited for such applications.
  7. Specialty Constructions: Universal Columns are also utilized in specialty constructions like transmission towers, signposts, and other tall structures requiring high strength and minimal sway.

Why Choose Ferrite Steels?

Choose Ferrite Structural Steels for your Universal Columns to ensure you’re working with a provider that delivers unmatched quality and reliability. Our Universal Columns are manufactured using state-of-the-art technology and rigorous quality control processes to meet the highest industry standards. Renowned for their strength, durability, and versatility, our Universal Columns are the ideal choice for a wide range of construction projects, from commercial buildings and industrial infrastructures to elegant architectural applications. At Ferrite Structural Steels, we are committed to providing tailored solutions that cater to the specific needs of your project, supported by expert advice and customer service that exceeds expectations. Trust us to enhance the structural integrity and aesthetic value of your constructions. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and request a quote, and let us show you why Ferrite Structural Steels is the premier choice for Universal Columns.

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