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Modern balconies in multifamily construction are hot right now. Residents want balconies for connection outside of their living space…to feel breathtaking views, take in the sounds of nature, or view the bustling city from above. This increased balcony demand creates a need for a modern way of thinking about balconies.read more
What helps make a balcony safe and stable? A safe and stable balcony is best created by engineering know how and innovation. We’ve all been on balconies where the railing seems a little loose, or the decking seems a little unsafe. Those balconies were built...read more
What is the definition of some commercial construction industry terms? Learn Acronyms and Industry Terms of the Construction Industry Sometimes architects speak their own archispeak with words like WELL, LEED, BIM, built environment, biophilia, and ROM. The...read more
What is the typical steel fabrication lead time for custom architectural and miscellaneous commercial construction metals? The “Amazon Now Effect” on Metal Fabrication Lead Times Today’s fast pace world expects everything right now, and the construction industry is...read more
How Does Deflection and Live Load Play a Part in Ultimate Deck Structure Design? Deflection and live loads play a part in how occupants feel while on a balcony. Balcony and deck structure design needs several considerations for ultimate design. These...read more
Traditionally, if you wanted a balcony on your architectural design, the balcony system became a wood cantilever balcony design. Today, new methods and substrates open up options to consider a wood cantilever balcony system, or something like an aluminum bolt-on balcony system.read more
Commercial Construction Demands Fast Timelines and Accuracy for Steel Fabrication An idea of increasing speed leads Midwest Stairs & Iron to add the PythonX CNC machine along it’s group of talented individuals and steel fabrication services. The robotic CNC...read more
Custom Perforated Metal Panels Add More Than Design to Parking Structures Custom Perforated Metal Panels are Functional Good parking structure design with the addition of custom perforated metal panels are fast becoming norm for new and existing parking structures....read more
Details matter with a modern floating staircase. Suspended, cantilevered treads, continuously welded tube... Details matter when you want to float a steel staircase with marble and glass railing. The new Milwaukee Northwestern Mutual office tower features a monumental...read more
Pre-Assembled Bolt On System Means Easy Install The Scott at Brush Park multifamily project required larger than standard size balconies, with shipment from Wisconsin to Michigan. The extra challenge of these large sized balconies was that the balcony arrive...read more