The structural steel platform is a modular structure that maximizes the useful height of the house by doubling or even triple the functional surface without the need for construction work.
The Design Stage
An excellent structural manufacturing company will have its design team establish an internal partnership with your architect or engineer to turn your structural vision into reality. While your engineering team will definitely take the lead in the design process, we can also provide some guidance on ease of manufacturing and cost reduction. In general, this synergy between the two teams should generate significant returns throughout the life of the project.
The best design protocols focus first on maintainability and strength. After that, constructability is key, and finally, design details are critical. Both standards are necessary for the design and manufacture of high-quality structural steels that have a service life over their service life and provide maximum safety for the finished product.
The manufacturing team uses a variety of heavy equipment to build platforms and stairs. Sheet metal processing machines, beam lines and thermal cutting machines are just one of the most powerful machines used to cut, trim and bend metal in this process. Then, use the most advanced welding equipment to assemble the internal skeleton of the structure. In particular, the I-beams are connected in a grid pattern with a support frame and a suitable truss connection, added for reinforcement if necessary.
Finally, the floor and other jackets are attached as well as any specific details mentioned in the plan. A well-designed set of plans is critical to keeping this part of the process as simple as possible, and spending any time on these plans helps avoid costly mistakes and time delays.
Although some sorting options are needed, the other options are purely for aesthetic reasons. In addition to determining the primer and color of the topcoat, you also need to determine the composition of the paint. This option can include epoxy, polyurethane, plural, fire resistant or standard architectural coatings. Finally, any coating choices should be made by your internal staff to ensure they meet your final needs, not just the minimum requirements. By reducing the number of change orders required to complete a project, some effort at this stage can save a lot of time and money.
Another major option for completing structural steel platforms and stairs is to galvanize the entire structure. In this process, various subcomponents are immersed in a molten zinc can. The resulting amalgam provides a thicker, more elastic coating than traditional coatings - especially at corners and seams. It is more expensive to use this coating, but this coating also requires less coating time and lasts longer than the coating.
All structural steel platforms and stairs must be rigorously inspected to ensure they operate as expected. In practice, this means that the structure must be checked regularly, if not nearly continuously. Therefore, a timetable should be established to allow for intermittent inspections rather than continuous inspections. This small amount of work at the start of the project not only speeds up the process, but also reduces overall installation costs.
The manufacture of structural steel stairways and platforms is a very complex task and should not be taken lightly. In addition, it is always desirable to consult with experts before participating in such a daunting project. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you consult us for free to get more detailed information on the construction of structural steel stairs and platforms for your commercial buildings.