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Universal columns are the most often used section for structural steel purposes. Due to their section shape, they are often called “I-sections” or “H-sections”. Unlike a universal beam, the UC’s width is roughly equal to their depth. For example, a 152 UC 23 is 152 mm wide and 152 mm deep. The last number (23 in this example) is the weight per metre in kilograms. It is therefore easy to work out what is the total weight of a UC by simply multiplying its weight per metre by the total length in metres. You may find two numbers before the UC abbreviation, eg. 152 x 152 UC 23, however in most cases one of them is omitted as they are both the same. Universal columns are mainly used for columns, however their small depth compared to universal beams make them ideal load bearing members when height is limited (which is quite often the case in residential projects).

Type Weight
[kg/m]
Height
[mm]
Width
[mm]
Web
thickness
[mm]
Flange
thickness
[mm]
152 UC 23 23 152.6 152.2 5.8 6.8
152 UC 30 30 157.6 152.9 6.5 9.4
152 UC 37 37 161.8 154.4 8.0 11.5
203 UC 46 46 203.2 203.6 7.2 11.0
203 UC 52 52 206.2 204.3 7.9 12.5
203 UC 60 60 209.6 205.8 9.4 14.2
203 UC 71 71 215.8 206.4 10.0 17.3
203 UC 86 86 222.2 209.1 12.7 20.5
254 UC 73 73 254.1 254.6 8.6 14.2
254 UC 89 89 260.3 256.3 10.3 17.3
254 UC 107 107 266.7 258.8 12.8 20.5
254 UC 132 132 276.3 261.3 15.3 25.3
254 UC 167 167 289.1 265.2 19.2 31.7
305 UC 97 97 307.9 305.3 9.9 15.4
305 UC 118 118 314.5 307.4 12.0 18.7
305 UC 137 137 320.5 309.2 13.9 21.7
305 UC 158 158 327.1 311.2 15.8 25.0
305 UC 198 198 339.9 314.5 19.1 31.4
305 UC 240 240 352.5 318.4 23.0 37.7
305 UC 283 283 365.3 322.2 26.8 44.1
356 x 368 UC 129 129 355.6 368.6 10.4 17.5
356 x 368 UC 153 153 362.0 370.5 12.3 20.7
356 x 368 UC 177 177 368.2 372.6 14.4 23.8
356 x 368 UC 202 202 374.6 374.7 16.5 27.0
356 x 406 UC 235 235 381,0 394,8 18,4 30,2
356 x 406 UC 287 287 393,6 399,0 22,6 36,5
356 x 406 UC 340 340 406,4 403,0 26,6 42,9
356 x 406 UC 393 393 419,0 407,0 30,6 49,2
356 x 406 UC 467 467 436,6 412,2 35,8 58,0
356 x 406 UC 551 551 455,6 418,5 42,1 67,5
356 x 406 UC 634 634 474,6 424,0 47,6 77,0

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