skip to Main Content
  
         Contact
CASE STUDY: MLK Modular Mixed Use Project
PROJECT TYPE: Multi Family, Retail

Modular Mixed-Use Residential Needed Brackets That Move to Match the Studs

Walls without blocking need Promenaid’s flexible handrail system

The design-build process can save both time and money but requires ingenuity and flexibility to be successful. The MLK, a mixed-use multifamily project in Austin, Texas was no exception. When the modular walls arrived without proper blocking, the challenge became to find a handrail system with brackets that could be moved to match the placement of the studs but still align with the design vision.

By The Numbers:

1000
square feet
1
stairwells
1
feet per stairwell
1
installer
1
hours per stairwell

Problem:

KRDB is a design-build group that consistently tests and pushes the materials and methods of how they build. Every project must balance rigorous material scrutiny, aesthetics, lead times, and labor costs. KRDB originally specifed a handrail system to match the clean, sleek style of the build. They were unwilling to compromise on looks or ease of installation just
because the site was difcult. Handrails can be a challenge to install in the best of circumstances.

When the specifed product arrived, it was clear that it wouldn’t work for several reasons. The system wasn’t flexible enough to accommodate the modular walls that did not have the proper blocking to support it. But that wasn’t the only issue. The handrail system was complicated and required specialized labor. The original spec was thrown out and the search began to find a truly flexible solution with superior quality.

This project called for a handrail system that was beautiful, flexible, had zero lead-time, and came with exceptional customer service to ensure they had the right parts for the job.

There are some nice handrails out there, but most are so complicated they’re really expensive to install. We needed a system that had movable brackets, looked good, and didn’t cost a mint. Promenaid delivered what the competition couldn’t.
– Dan Dunigan, Senior Project Manager, KRDB

Solution:

Gallery:

Do you need more information? Please download this case study in pdf version.

Back To Top