Strut News

Mechanical Unistrut Access Platforms

Pre-Fab Platform

Rooftop Heating and Air Conditioning units need service and maintenance work throughout the year.  A common issue many owners and design professionals encounter is access to the mechanical equipment is elevated above the roof.  Safe Access must be provided to the access doors, valves, fan coils, or belts for proper maintenance or service of these…

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Unistrut Technology Wall

Unistrut Wall

Unistrut Midwest is proud to feature unique projects that our team designs and installs across the country.  Each month we will look at a new project to show innovative ways the construction community is using Unistrut Metal Framing across the country.  This months feature project was a Unistrut Wall Support System for a Technology Lab…

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Access Floor for Office Renovations

Tate Access Floor

Unistrut Midwest is a proud Tate Access Floor Dealer covering Ohio, Indiana, and Northern Kentucky.  Tate Access Floors can be found anywhere from offices, data centers, schools, airports, to casinos.  The access floor system can provide many benefits to a building owner.   The access floor will provide the owner the freedom of flexibility with all…

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Wood Ceiling Support Structures

Unistrut Wood Ceiling

Decorative Ceilings are an interesting design element utilized in many new construction and renovation projects.  Many new ceiling types have been introduced to the market in the past few years ranging from faux wood ceiling to fabric baffles.  The new decorative ceilings are being used as design elements in lieu of the standard acoustic ceiling…

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Unistrut Handrail Systems

ADA Ramp Handrail

Unistrut channel and fittings offer designers an adult version of an Erector Set.  The combinations of channel and fittings make almost any application possible.  Today we will look at a new application for Unistrut Handrail for Ramps. A photo studio in Ohio was converting a former warehouse into a new photo studio.  A large part…

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Hotel Rooftop Solutions

Hotel Rooftop Supports

Unistrut Midwest’s project spotlight this week will focus on the hotel construction industry.  Hotels are designed to utilize as much space as possible for rooms or shared common areas.  The need to maximize usable space often results in the mechanical equipment being put into the basement, garages, or on the roof.  A recent project in…

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Replacing Wood Catwalks with Steel

Steel Modular Catwalks

Many older buildings utilized wood framed catwalk systems for access to attics or utility spaces.  The wood catwalks were a generally accepted system for many years for maintenance catwalks.  The updated building codes in most municipalities no longer permit the flammable building materials to be used for these maintenance catwalks.  Unistrut Midwest offers steel catwalk…

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Unistrut Ceiling Grids as Design Elements

Red Unistrut Grid

Interior Design has put more focus on ceiling elements over the past few years.  Offices, labs, or classrooms were typically specified with standard 2’x2′ or 2’x4′ Acoustic Ceiling Tile with minimal options beyond what size grid pattern would they like.   However with the new open floor concepts, more focus has shifted to the ceiling as…

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Food Grade Strut for Sanitary Applications

TMS Sanitary Strut

Sanitary Food Processing projects present many unique challenges to electrical and mechanical contractors trying to mount conduits or pipe.  Sanitary applications require stainless steel to handle constant washing and cleaning of the supports.  The support channels cannot have the in turned lips that are found on typical Unistrut channels.  Threaded rods must have internal threads…

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Unistrut Surgical Boom Supports

Sikla Framo 80 Boom Support

Modern Surgical Suites are utilizing many ceiling hung devices to provide flexibility and support to the medical staff throughout surgeries.  The ceiling hung equipment can range from simple exam lights to anesthesia booms to dual arm surgical lights.   All of the ceiling hung medical equipment require support systems that are unseen but critically important for…

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