School ADA-compliant fire exit staircase with canopy

Fire Escape APEX Stairs & Canopy

ADA-compliant fire exit staircase with canopy installation for a school in

  • Height: 12'
  • Footprint: 22'-6" x 11'-9"
  • Stringer channel: 8" structural channel
  • Footplate: 6" x 6"
  • Support beams: 4" x 4" x 1/8" canopy posts act as support beams
  • Canopy size: 22'-6" x 11'-9"

Prefabricated Fire Escape Staircases

The International Building Code (IBC) is slowly eliminating the use of traditional-style fire escapes because they are not very safe, and in fact, new fire escape routes cannot include ladders. New construction will have to incorporate interior means of egress or exterior fire escape staircases complete with handrails and slip-resistant step tread material.

Our APEX Fire Escape Staircases are prefabricated and ready to install. Industrial-grade aluminum components bolt together to create infinite configurations, eliminating custom fabrication, welding and time-consuming engineering, while reducing costs, installation time, and complexity.


Steel vs. Aluminum Fire Exit Stairs

When choosing what type of fire escape staircase to construct on the building exterior, it is important to consider the material. Aluminum is the best material for fire escape stairs because it is non-combustible and has a high melting point. Galvanized steel is an alternative to aluminum, but it is more costly to ship and much heavier, and harder to install. Galvanized steel will also require maintenance as the galvanizing layer corrodes over time, whereas aluminum requires zero maintenance and is highly corrosion resistant.


Stair Towers

Designed to meet your exact specifications, our APEX Stair Tower System comes prefabricated to bolt together on-site. There is no need for welding, and our team can design the stair tower to reach any height required. Our professional installation crew is on hand to ensure your project goes as smoothly as possible.

Because our APEX stair tower system is modular, ramps, stairs and railings can be reused or reconfigured as your needs change. Modular stair towers, platform landings, legs, and handrails bolt together without any on-site welding.

Upsideā€™s APEX stairs are engineered to integrate with our ramps and canopies with seamless integration and make a great solution for modular buildings and loading docks.

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