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Applications in Modular Construction: A Look into Upside Innovations’ Modular Stairwell and Canopy Installations

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Upside Innovations is at the forefront of reshaping temporary workspace infrastructure. With our prefabricated, modular stairwells and canopies, we offer solutions that prioritize functionality, durability, and safety. In this article, we highlight the features and benefits of Upside’s products.

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Showcasing the union of efficiency, versatility, and sustainability, this photo captures Upside Innovations’ installation of a modular aluminum stairwell and weather-resistant canopy for a temporary two-story office, featuring elements that are as easy to assemble as they are to reconfigure and designed to be compliant with ADA, IBC, and OSHA standards.

Modular construction (What is modular construction?), a method involving the assembly of complete rooms or sections manufactured off-site, has become a prominent choice for erecting temporary and permanent structures. Rising in popularity for commercial, industrial, and institutional projects, the modular market was valued at $131.1 billion in 2021, with analysts projecting a $234.7 billion value by 2031​​. This construction method reduces on-site construction time and costs, making it especially beneficial for larger buildings​​.

Upside Innovations provides the ideal solution for modular construction with its APEX System. This prefabricated line of ADA, OSHA, and IBC-compliant stairs, ramps, and canopies comprise industrial-grade aluminum components that bolt together, creating endless configurations​. This innovative system eliminates the need for custom fabrication and extensive engineering, thus reducing costs, installation time, and complexity.

One of the key features of the APEX System is its reconfigurability, which allows for the ramps, stairs, and railings to be reused or reconfigured as needs change, making it a versatile choice for modular buildings such as schools, hospitals, churches, office trailers, and construction sites​.

Our aluminum canopies and awnings are long-lasting and low-maintenance, never rusting, and promising a long product lifecycle​. Our canopies have an internal drainage system to divert water from walkways, ensuring a safe, slip-free environment​. our weather-resistant aluminum products can be reconfigured to adapt to changing applications, ensuring the industry’s longest service life​​.

Modular Stairwells: Embodying Efficiency and Compliance

The APEX System, Upside’s line of modular aluminum stairwells, is a testament to the power of intelligent design. These stairwells are ADA, IBC, and OSHA-compliant, ensuring they meet the highest standards of safety and accessibility. Furthermore, they are infinitely configurable to suit any application, making them a versatile choice for a wide variety of projects​.

Constructed from lightweight, industrial-grade aluminum components, these stairwells are designed for easy assembly and reconfiguration. This flexibility reduces costs, installation time, and complexity, all while ensuring the stairwell is code compliant and aligned with the project’s specifications​.

Canopies: Prioritizing Durability and Safety

Upside’s prefabricated aluminum canopies are engineered for long-term use and adaptability. They provide reliable protection from the elements and are designed to ensure the industry’s longest service life, making them a practical choice for temporary workspaces​.

These canopies feature an internal gutter and drainage system designed to divert water away from walkways, maintaining a dry and safe environment beneath. Their modular design allows for easy reconfiguration or reuse, providing an adaptable solution for evolving project requirements​.

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Commitment to Sustainability

Upside Innovations’ commitment to sustainability is evident in their product designs. The prefabricated systems are made with 6061 and 6063 aluminum alloys, which contain a significant proportion of recycled content. This not only enhances the durability and versatility of their products but also aligns with green building principles, contributing to several LEED v4.1 credits and other green building rating systems​.


Upside Innovations provides robust solutions for temporary workspace infrastructures, from adaptable stairwells to durable canopies. Their expert team ensures seamless installation, custom fitting, and code compliance, ensuring each project runs smoothly from start to finish​. As demand for temporary workspaces continues to rise, Upside’s modular, prefabricated structures are leading the way in providing efficient and sustainable solutions.