An industrial feature often seen in construction work where the beam is composed of two parallel horizontal flat surfaces connected by another horizontal component that connects them together, so that if you were to take a cross section it would resemble the letter I with the serifs. These beams are very strong because of the way they are constructed. The two parallel elements resist bending movement while the connecting piece resists sheer stress, which allows the beam to handle a variety of loads.

Custom industrial wrought iron i-beam awning painted blackened for a client in Navy Pier

Industrial i-beam wrought iron awning in Navy Pier

A restaurant in Navy Pier asked us to create a industrial style of an entrance to ensure it would stand out and match the interior. This was intended to attract customers and it worked!