Frequently Asked Questions

What is is a free database detailing the dimensions and section properties of structural beams and other sections. Our database contains sections from localities including America, Australia, Canada, India, China, the United Kingdom and European Union. The searchable database contains a wide range of sections including shapes and materials from steel I beam to cold-form sections and even timber shapes.

The beam dimensions database covers shapes from seven countries, with 185 shape libraries available and over dimensions for over 12,000 shapes.

Who is the for? is designed for architects, engineers, students, contractors, construction professionals or even DIY enthusiasts who are looking for information on beam sections and their dimensions. Whether you're building a new structure or need to replace a beam, this site is a great resource for all your needs.

What types of beam shapes does cover?

The website covers a wide range of beam shapes including i beams, w beams, h beams, channels, tubes, angles and many more.

Is the beam dimensions website free?

Beam Dimensions is a freely available resource for all architects, engineers, students, contractors, and construction professionals who are looking for information on beam shapes, dimensions, and properties.

How accurate is the information on

The information on is thoroughly researched and reviewed to ensure accuracy. While we endeavour to make sure this information is always up to date and correct we always recommend cross referencing this data with other sources and a professional engineer.

How do I navigate the beam dimensions website?

The beam dimensions website is designed to be easy to navigate and search. You can easily search for specific sections using the search bar in the top left. Links to popular libraries can also be found in the left menu and footer.

Who maintains is maintained by SkyCiv Engineering. SkyCiv is a cloud-based engineering software company that provides structural analysis and design tools for various structures.

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SkyCiv is a cloud-based engineering software company that offers analysis and design software for structural engineers, designers, and students that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, on any device with an internet connection, making it easier than ever to work remotely or collaborate with team members.