Steel Erecting

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It’s obvious we provide structural columns and beams. We also design, fabricate, erect and install joists, supports, decks, embeds, louvers and more. As custom fabricators we make and install machine parts, steel curtain wall frames, and interesting shaped plates and supports. We service all types of large commercial projects, and work with new buildings as well as reinforcing existing ones. Go ahead and browse our extensive range of structural steel services .

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Fire Escape Installation

For all small business owners, the safety of you, your employees, and your customers is crucial. That is why it is so important for your business to have a fire escape. Luckily, the team here at Steel Beams Columns are here to make sure you will be able to have the best possible escape route in case disaster strikes.

Types of Fire Escapes

When you think of a fire escape, you normally picture a steel staircase with steel landings. Although these types are incredibly common, especially in major cities such as Miami, there are different types of fire escapes that you can use for you and your business. Here are the types that the team here at Steel Beams Columns can help furnish and install:

  • Exterior Stairway Fire Escape
    • This type of fire escape is considered to be the safest in terms of actual navigation. These staircases are wide enough to have two people side-by-side safely run up or down the escape. They also have evenly-spaced but wide treads underneath and are normally seen on buildings with a large occupancy.
  • Party Balcony Fire Escape
    • If your business also doubles as a home of sorts, this type of fire escape is probably for you. This simple design does not go directly to the ground like the Exterior Stairway Fire Escape does, but it does allow for easy access to and from a balcony underneath. Unfortunately, the lack of stairs has the potential to seriously hurt somebody if they take the wrong move.
  • Standard Fire Escape
    • This type of fire escape is arguably the most well-known of the three, and for good reason. Acting as a combination between the Exterior Stairway Fire Escape and the Party Balcony Fire Escape, numerous balconies are connected by wide staircases that reach the bottom of the building. These escapes are also known for their variety of ladders depending on what level the balconies lie at; for higher levels, gooseneck ladders are used, while on lower levels, drop or counterbalance ladders are used.

Types of Ladders and Stairways Used

When escaping a burning building, it is important to make sure you are evacuating in a safe manner. Steel Beams Columns can help you pick and create the best ladder or stairway needed for your fire escape. Here are the types we use to make sure you and your employees and customers are safe in case of a fire emergency:

  • Gooseneck Ladder
    • This type of ladder is a vertical ladder that extends from the top balcony to the roof. Since it is vertical, it is important to make sure you are safe while climbing. Otherwise, it could spell disaster for you, an employee, or a customer trying to escape.
  • Drop Ladder
    • Like the Gooseneck Ladder, the Drop Ladder is also vertical. However, what sets it apart is its ability to detach itself in order to be lowered to the ground. This is achieved through a hook attached to the rooftop securing the ladder in place. Since the dropping mechanism is normally done by firefighters, it is recommended that said firefighters stand beneath the balcony and stay clear of the ladder as it is being brought down.
  • Counterbalance Stairways
    • If a ladder is not your speed, consider investing in a Counterbalance Stairway for your fire escape. Balanced on a horizontal pivot by cast-iron weights, these stairways are able to move forward through human weight. It still requires many precautions and carries many risks due to the fact that it moves when whoever is on the stairway moves.

Why Steel Beams Columns for Your Fire Escape Installation

It is crucial that your business has a fire escape because it could potentially save many lives in cause of a fire disaster. Your business needs a safe way to escape a burning building, even if you think it could never happen to your business; unfortunately, there is no tried and true way to predict what buildings are safe from fires and which are not.

However, when you are in need of a fire escape or want to replace an old one, you can count on the experts at Steel Beams Columns to make sure your new escape is installed correctly and efficiently. Not only that, but we are also able to make the fire escape from scratch using our incredible materials. Our attention to detail is second to none, as we make sure that all of our products are built to last even the toughest of natural conditions. Our team is highly trained and skilled in the practices of both creation and installation, so you know that you are receiving the best quality in the Miami area.

Contact Us

If you are interested in a new fire escape or you feel like your current one needs to be replaced, give Steel Beams Columns a call at 866-523-5004 for more information today!

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