The CSD team prides itself on solving problems for our clients with exceptional service. Our partnership with Nucor Steel has provided us with fruitful opportunities to exemplify that service. Nucor called upon CSD to design stairs, rails and guards for the Nucor DRI tower. Because the stairs are intended for live loading and wind loads due to the open structure, Nucor needed a vendor they could trust to ensure the structure conformed to OSHA standards.
By partially assembling the stair towers on-site, erection of the units was simplified. This also allowed for early stair access without the need for temporary stairs. CSD provided complete structural engineering of stair and rail elements by using structural analysis software and in-house calculation software developed by CSD.