We use a specially made device to cut the web of a beam to produce two tees. Generally, the cut is made down the middle of the beam but it can be cut off-center. Once cut, the portion of the beam that was known as the web is now called a stem when discussed as part of a Tee Beam.
Steel Tee Beams, though less commonly used in construction than other structural shapes, can offer certain advantages when used correctly.
A Tee Beam is a steel profile that is not typically made at the mill. Mills only produce small sizes. Larger steel tees are produced by splitting beams, most commonly Wide Flange Beams, but occasionally I-Beams.