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Why Construction Firms Should Invest In Stair Towers

Stairs are one of the most fundamental frameworks in the building and construction field.

They provide faster access to the scaffolding platform and also enhance the safety of workers carrying tools and equipment, by offering protection with their side rails all the way up.

Stairs also add an aesthetic element to the overall building, provide easy access for workers and future building users, and also serve as emergency exit points.

Read on further to get a more comprehensive understanding of why construction firms should invest in stair towers during engineering works.

Safety

In terms of safety, workers can transport equipment with additional protection from the side rails of the stair towers. After all, statistics from the Bureau of Labor show that 1/7th of construction-related fatalities are due to workers falling off ladders during construction works. With stair towers, a slip would merely leave workers with minor, recuperable injuries.

Additionally, floors and landings are connected by staircases, which serve as a safe transportation route for workers during engineering works. Staircases are also key emergency exit points.

Convenience

Stairs are typically used by workers for multiple purposes such as for construction and maintenance works (Checking gauges and utilizing equipment).

As mentioned previously, stairs increase accessibility during construction works, allowing many workers to work concurrently, enhancing project efficiency.

Cost-effectiveness

The materials used for stair towers are steel and aluminum, which are more durable and affordable alternatives to concrete and wood. In addition, steel and aluminum can withstand additional load-bearing weight and are prefabricated, which makes construction more cost-effective as the process is controlled in an optimal environment.

Steel staircases also are non-corrosive, termite-resistant, and can be made resistant to heat and fire.

Unique and Customized Design

Industrial staircases have an array of standardized designs such as straight, u-shaped, or stair towers.

More often than not, these stairs are customized based on the functional and aesthetic purposes of the building. During the designing phase, consultants will consider factors such as which form of staircase enhances the efficiency for workers during construction. They will also take into account the existing building design and how the stairs can be incorporated to cater to the client’s needs. For compliance with safety standards, proper coating and markings are added by designer specialists.

Convenient Installation Process

Prefabricated construction is the process where factory-made units are transported and put together on-site to create the structure. This type of construction is applied to steel and aluminum stairs, streamlining the construction process. In addition, aluminum stairs are light in weight and easily transportable. Steel staircases can be installed easily, with minimal maintenance required.

Environmentally-friendly

In the construction industry, there is a huge emphasis on environmental sustainability and going green.

Steel staircases are made from recyclable industrial steel, reducing the carbon footprint of the building. Furthermore, stairs do not need electricity in operation and are durable and weatherproof.

Scaffolding Works: Stair Towers

At Starr Industries, we offer a wide range of scaffolding services which include stair towers, roof protection, and sidewalk sheds. Our team is experienced, with a strong emphasis on safety, originality, and service.

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