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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...

Steel Staircase Anchors Architectural Metal Design [Case Study]

Steel Staircase Anchors Architectural Metal Design [Case Study]

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...

Balancing time, budget, and design of an egress system.

Balancing time, budget, and design of an egress system.

Modern requirements of a steel egress stair system. An egress system is one of the most important elements to a job site and a building. The earlier a steel egress stair system can be installed, the earlier contractors can get the trades safely to different access...

Powder Coated Aluminum Enhances Architectural Design

Powder Coated Aluminum Enhances Architectural Design

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...

Misc Metals Require Expertise in All Trades

Misc Metals Require Expertise in All Trades

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...

Case Study: Greater Efficiencies with a Bolt On Balcony System

Case Study: Greater Efficiencies with a Bolt On Balcony System

  An efficient balcony system just bolts on.         Construction projects require time efficiencies, and property owners always like money efficiencies. We take these key aspects into consideration for the bolt on balcony systems. Our current record for installing...

Elements of the Modern Steel Stair

Elements of the Modern Steel Stair

Elements of the Modern Steel Stair Commercial applications of modern steel stairs include features like curves. —01 The fabrication of modern steel stairs with curves takes precision, focus, and a lot of pre-planning. The curved modern steel stairs at the UW Health...

A Building Retrofit with Sustainable Design

A Building Retrofit with Sustainable Design

Aluminum is a good sustainable choice for a building retrofit. Recently, Midwest Stairs & Iron completed a building retrofit with an aluminum balcony system to an 1800s building. Most often historic preservation can be a choice of: restoration for historical...

Thank You to the Workers of Miscellaneous Metal Fabrication

Thank You to the Workers of Miscellaneous Metal Fabrication

  The Workers Who Bring Architectural Metal to Life Today and everyday is a day to recognize those who make all of the planning efforts come to life. While many of us debate on aesthetics and how to get it done, the metal fabricators quietly get it done without...