Laced column

Laced column system is a type of built-up columns used for some special design of industrial buildings, either as posts for cladding or as columns supporting for crane girder. These members provide relatively light structures with large inertia, and generally intended for large, tall structures where the compression members are long and subjected to heavy loads.

Generally for this type, the columns are lighter and easier for welded or bolted with gusset which minimize fabrication cost and easier for installation. Lacing arrangements (E.g: N-shape, V-shape or X-shape) however might affect the complexity of fabrication, for which N-shape and V-shape are cheaper and more commonly used.

The below photos feature the fabrication of the column systems which are part of an ongoing mega-scale project supplied by Zamil Steel Buildings Vietnam Co., Ltd.

The project consists of 40m-tall building which houses 125MT crane systems, for which V-shape laced column systems are utilized to increase the length of the compression chords and diagonals while also providing reduction of buckling resistance of the members.


Established in 1997, Zamil Steel Buildings Vietnam Co., Ltd. is a joint venture between Zamil Industrial Investment Company and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The company specializes in providing steel building solutions for various applications: from residential buildings, warehouses, factories to airports and large-scale commercial & industrial complexes.

Over the last 24 years, Zamil Steel Buildings Vietnam has grown through sustained success to become the largest steel building manufacturer in Southeast Asia, with 2 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Vietnam supported by a network of sales offices in Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia and Bangladesh, Zamil Steel Buildings Vietnam is the leading preengineered steel buildings and steel structures manufacturer in the Asia Pacific region.

Headquartered in the capital city of Hanoi, Zamil Steel Buildings Vietnam is in a unique position to serve the dynamic markets of Vietnam and Asia Pacific. With more than two decades of operation in this region, Zamil Steel Buildings Vietnam has witnessed sustained growth and success by consistently delivering steel buildings and steel structures of superior quality, thanks to customized, complete solutions; longstanding engineering expertise; and manufacturing excellence.

With our major products: pre-engineered steel buildings, structural steel and the MaxSEAM® roof system, Zamil Steel Buildings Vietnam has supplied steel building solutions to a world-wide client base. The quality of Zamil Steel has been proven over the last few decades with more than 6,000 steel buildings in Asia Pacific and 90,000 steel buildings world-wide.

Laced Columns

Laced Column by Zamil Steel

Laced Column by Zamil Steel

Laced Column by Zamil Steel