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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

  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...

How to Plan for Metal Fabrication Lead Time

How to Plan for Metal Fabrication Lead Time

 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...

Balcony and Deck Structure Design Considerations

Balcony and Deck Structure Design Considerations

  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...

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 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...

How a Floating Staircase Defies Gravity

How a Floating Staircase Defies Gravity

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...