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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 considerations...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 A breakthrough moment, an idea of accurate speed, leads Midwest Stairs & Iron to add the PythonX along it’s group of talented individuals and steel fabrication services. This robotic...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
You can find this steel staircase in the new Kohl’s Kitch cafeteria. Kohl’s is attracting talent with a new modern corporate dining facility called ‘The Kitch’, which features a steel staircase and architectural metal panels by Midwest Stairs & Iron. (Actually, the...read more
Modern requirements of an egress stair system. An egress system is one of the most important elements to a job site and a building. The earlier an egress stair system can be installed, the earlier contractors can get the trades safely to different access levels. A...read more
Modern trend: How to use powder coated aluminum balconies to enhance the look of a building. Here are a few trends in modern multifamily complexes: Give the complex a trendy name, Add amenities, and Use things like a powder coated aluminum balcony color to...read more
The detail is small, but the impact is great for misc metals.—What Expertise is Required for Misc Metals? Misc metals often requires engineering, forward thinking, and customization. This area of steel construction requires small picture thinking, as we have to hunt...read more