AESS Fabrication

Projects requiring an AESS (Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel) component are a Kubes Steel specialty.  Our expertise in custom fabricating, rolling and bending combine to allow us to manufacture projects from start to shipment to exact customer requirements.  Contact us today to start your quote on your AESS project.

What is Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS)?

“Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) is steel that is designed for structural sufficiency to meet the primary needs of the building, canopies or ancillary structures, while at the same some remaining exposed to view. It is therefore a significant part of the architectural language of the building. The design, detailing and finish requirements of AESS will typically exceed that of standard structural steel normally concealed by other finishes.” – CISC AESS Guide

AESS Fabrication & AESS Rolling and Bending Projects:

Kubes Steel is cold rolling the AESS pipe sections for the “ring” portion and fabricating the central column of the sun shade canopy for the new Bandshell park in North Beach, Miami, FL. The sections are fabricated and fitted in our shop, then shipped to site for final assembly. The full diameter of the ring…

Project Address
North Beach Bandshell
7275 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33141
United States
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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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Kubes Steel did the rolling, bending and fabricating of the railing for this feature staircase.  Visit BMW North America in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey to see it for yourself!

Project Address
BMW North America
300 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
United States
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Kubes Steel supplied the rolled pipe for the St. Patrick’s Bridge project.  The St. Patrick’s bridge is a 184 metre long cable stayed bridge conforming to AESS standards. It is a key part of the revitalization of St. Patricks Island in Calgary, AB.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Architecturally exposed structural steel was rolled by Kubes Steel for the arches of the new Yankee stadium in New York, New York.

Project Address
1 E 161st St
Bronx, NY 10451
United States
Project Date:
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
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Rafaga Unleashed was a stainless steel metal sculpture fabricated by Kubes Steel and designed by Dam De Nogales.  The piece is one of Hamilton’s finest examples of public art and is on permanent display at Pier 8 in Hamilton, Ontario.

Project Address
Pier 8 Hamilton
47 Discovery Dr
Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4
Canada
Project Date:
Thursday, July 22, 2004
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Western Fairgrounds in London, Ontario featuring architecturally exposed structural steel (AESS) rolled by Kubes Steel.

Project Address
Western Fairgrounds
316 Rectory St
London, ON N5W 3V9
Canada
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Friday, May 7, 2004
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AESS arches in Hess Village, Hamilton Ontario.  Rolled by Kubes Steel.

Project Address
Hess Village
29 Hess St S
Hamilton, ON L8P 3M7
Canada
Project Date:
Monday, March 8, 2004
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