2nd Floor Access APEX Stair Tower

Stair Towers


Modular Stairs, Ramps, and Canopies

Prefabricated Metal Stair Towers

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

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Durable, Long Lifecycle

100% industrial-grade aluminum that won’t rust, warp, or rot.

Infinite Configurations

Modular design combined with experienced engineers means that we can configure solutions for the most challenging projects.

Reach Any Height

Our team can design modular stairs to reach any height that you need.

ADA & IBC-Compliant

Designed to your needs. ADA, IBC, and local building codes.

Fast Installation

Prefabricated and bolts together on-site with no welding required.

We Install

Our professional installation crew ensures that your project goes smoothly.

From concept, and design, to installation, Upside is your easy button.

Schools

Universities

Hospitals

Modular Buildings

Churches

APEX stair ramp system components

The APEX system is a line of integrated access products that can be configured to meet the most challenging applications.

Product Resources

  • Product Info & Tech Specs
  • BIM/CAD Files
  • Specifications (CSI Spec)
  • Elevation/Plan Views
  • Environmental/LEED/HPD
APEX System PDF
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Prefabricated stairs for loading docks

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Access stairs for semi-trucks & trailers

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Adjustable stairs with pivoting risers

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Stair Features

The APEX Stair Tower System comes prefabricated and is fully ready to install. Our 100% industrial-grade aluminum components bolt together seamlessly, allowing for infinite configurations to suit your specifications.

Easy Installation

Easy Installation

Our stair towers are modular and bolt together seamlessly.

code compliant

Code Compliant

Our stair towers comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and International Building Code (IBC) and can meet local building codes.

Reconfigurable

Reconfigurable

Because the system is modular, ramps, stairs, and railings can be reused or reconfigured as your needs change.

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Modular Design

Modular stair towers, platform landings, legs, and handrails bolt together without any on-site welding.

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Custom Layouts

Our team of engineers will design a stair configuration layout just for you. Professional engineer stamps are available.

HPD/LEED/ESG

Because our products are modular, repurposable, and contain 32.5% to 75% recycled content, including 50% to 65% pre-consumer and up to 20% post-consumer recycled scrap, they can help contribute to several LEED v4.1 credits and other green building rating systems.

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Leveling Legs

Platform legs have 8” of adjustability for uneven ground or ongoing adjustments.

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

100% Aluminum – Long Lasting

The entire line of APEX products will never rust, warp, or rot. All components are low maintenance and will last much longer than wood or steel.

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Slip-Resistant Decking

APEX stairs come standard with an aggressive, heavy-duty 3” channel grip strut grating that provides maximum, multi-directional slip resistance. Other decking options are also available.

Common Applications

Commercial Stairs Maintenance PlatformsGenerator Access
Fire EscapesMezzanine StairsHVAC Access
Roof Access StairsCrossover StairsStair Towers
Rooftop StairsHillside/Berm StepsOSHA Industrial Stairs
Stairway Tower Stairwell Tower

Specifications

MaterialMill finish aluminum extrusions and sheet
HeightWe use 6″, 6.5″, or 7″ rises between the treads to reach any height
Width (Steps > 30″)48″ between the handrails, 60″ out-to-out
Width (Steps ≤ 30″)48″ between the handrails, 52″ out-to-out
Tread Depth12″ (11″ + 1″ nosing)
Platform Sizes64″ x 64″, 64″ x 96″, 72″ x 72″ (other sizes available)
Guardrail (Steps > 30″)42″ high
Guardrail (Steps ≤ 30″)Guardrail incorporated below handrail
Handrail36″ high
BalustersLess than 4″ apart
Weight Capacity100 lbs/sqft live load, 300 lbs point load over a sqft area
Powder Coating (Optional)Ask a solutions advisor for available color options

Decking Options

extruded stair decking
Extruded
grip strut stair decking
Grip Strut
fiber grate stair decking
Fiber Grate
Bar Grating
Handrail Specifications

Add Ramps & Canopies

Upside’s APEX stairs are engineered to integrate seamlessly with our ramps and canopies and make a great solution for modular buildings and loading docks.

APEX stairs, double ramp, platform and entryway canopy

Fit perfect and was easily assembled.

The platform and stairs are now up and installed and are fantastic. It fit perfect and was easily assembled just as you said it would. Thank you for a wonderful product.

Ken W.

The stairs worked out great.

The stairs worked out great, and they love them!

Paul R.

So easy to work with!

Upside was so easy to work with! From estimating, to product selection, and all the way to delivery, they were very responsive and easy to work with. When we need another set of stairs, we will be buying them from Upside Innovations.

Matt S.

Couldn’t be happier with the whole experience.

The quality was fantastic, and they showed up quickly. From the time they were pulled off the delivery truck, the stairs were assembled, stood up, and lag bolted into the floor in under 1 hour. We really couldn’t be happier with the whole experience we have had with Upside Innovations. Plus, the stairs are much sturdier than I had even hoped for. Below is a picture of the steps installed on the side of our gun range. Thanks again for the great job.

Derek P.

Upside innovations was a pleasure.

Upside Innovations was a pleasure to work with from design to delivery. Nick Bishop was responsive and quick to get a quote started, and Tish Carroll did an excellent job shepherding the job through the engineering design, fabrication, and shipping stages, expediting the process when the deadlines got tighter on my end. The product arrived early and was a pleasure to install – all of the hardware clearly marked and bagged, and the pallet strapped and wrapped securely. These stairs are being used for robotics research/testing and are working flawlessly. I would recommend Upside to anyone looking for professional crossover stairs for their project or building.

Bryan H.

The steps are well built.

The steps are well built and sturdy enough to handle our needs safely but yet light enough for two men to move without the use of equipment.

Matthew P.

Worked out great.

Everything worked out great. Thanks to your team for taking care of the details.

Leo D.

Upside Innovations was a pleasure to work with from design to delivery.

Nick Bishop was responsive and quick to get a quote started, and Tish Carroll did an excellent job shepherding the job through the engineering design, fabrication, and shipping stages, expediting the process when the deadlines got tighter on my end. The product arrived early and was a pleasure to install – all of the hardware clearly marked and bagged, and the pallet strapped and wrapped securely. These stairs are being used for robotics research/testing and are working flawlessly. I would recommend Upside to anyone looking for professional crossover stairs for their project or building.

Bryan H.

Thank you for the quality work.

Thank you for the quality work. The stairs definitely enhance the look at Lakeside [Garden Apartments]. We appreciate your service to us, and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Tanya P.

I am very impressed.

It went together well, I am very impressed that your fit and finish was as tight as it is. Thanks again to everyone involved in the project.

Vince B.

Love the quality.

What a great product to work with. Love the quality and ease of assembly!

Denny R.

Our Services

Our team designs, manufactures, ships, and installs ADA & IBC-compliant stairs, ramps and canopies to fit YOUR custom project. Our experts will work with you throughout the project to ensure your installation is correct to your specifications and code compliant.

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