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St. Camillus Transfer Beam Installation

St. Camillus Transfer Beam Installation

St. Camillus Transfer Beam InstallationTransfer Beam Installation Successfully Completed   The installation of the 26,000 lb transfer beam is complete at the St. Camillus project in Wauwatosa, WI. The new 15-story independent living building sits across from the...

Laser Cutting Addresses Construction Challenges

Laser Cutting Addresses Construction Challenges

We’re ready to meet elevated design and accelerated timelines.Modern Construction Efficiency IdeasLaser Cutting Machine Will Address Modern Construction Challenges   Today’s construction challenges call for fast timelines. But how does an already pushed to the...

Learn About Modern Balcony Design

Learn About Modern Balcony Design

  What is a modern balcony?Modern Balconies as a Necessary Design Feature 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...

How to Create a Stable Balcony

How to Create a Stable Balcony

  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...

How to Speak Terms of the Construction Industry

How to Speak Terms of the Construction Industry

  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 other day we used Google to figure out what ROM meant from an architect...

How to Plan for Metal Fabrication Lead Time

How to Plan for Metal Fabrication Lead Time

 The “Amazon Now Effect” on Metal Fabrication Lead Times Today’s fast pace world expects everything right now, and the construction industry is part of this demand. Amazon adds to this mindset with their same day shipping. I call this expectation of thinking...

Balcony and Deck Structure Design Considerations

Balcony and Deck Structure Design Considerations

  How Does Deflection Affect 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 become crucial when...

How to Design a Wood Cantilever Balcony System

How to Design a Wood Cantilever Balcony System

Is a Wood Cantilever Balcony System Design a Good Idea?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...

PythonX CNC Machine Adds Speed to Steel Fabrication

PythonX CNC Machine Adds Speed to Steel Fabrication

Commercial Construction Demands Fast Timelines and Accuracy for Steel FabricationAn 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 machine...

How to Add Functional Design to a Parking Structure

How to Add Functional Design to a Parking Structure

Learn How Custom Perforated Metal Panels Add Form and Function to Parking StructuresGood parking structure design with the addition of custom perforated metal panels are fast becoming norm for new and existing parking structures. The design of parking facilities used...