COVID-19 has challenged vertical transportation strategies in buildings, which have historically relied on the use of elevators. Ongoing concerns about physical distancing and about touching surfaces mean that people may remain reluctant to interact with elevators in the post-pandemic world. One major workspace design trend expected to grow in the future - and already being seen among architects, tenants, and developers - is a transition from elevators to interconnecting stairs as the primary mode of vertical transportation in buildings - like Post Houston's stunning double-helix staircase.See The Project
Buildings promoting the use of stairs over elevator are likely to fare better post-coronavirus. Elevators, the only real alternative to stairs, simply do not meet social distancing guidelines; as a result, stairs are becoming a prominent consideration in buildings. Not only are stairs more open, they also offer greater visibility, which makes social distancing easier. A well-dimensioned featured stair offers enough space for people to both ascend and descend simultaneously, making social distancing easier when compared to a narrow fire escape or elevator.More About Our Focus On Stairs
We have dedicated team members backed by years of experience in stair design, engineering, fabrication, and installation ready to discuss your next stair project. Your call will be answered by Daniel, in-house architect, or Joe, LEED Green Business Development Associate – two of our knowledgeable team members ready to take your call.
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