Jobsite Assembly - Building Staircase
Jobsite assembly is usually referred to any construction that occurs on the property where the building is being constructed. In the picture below the stair stringers, treads, risers and landing parts were measured, cut and assembled at the jobsite.
Take a look at the two examples below.
All of the stair parts or some of the stair parts, including the stringers, treads and risers, were cut in my backyard. After cutting these parts, I would take them to the jobsite and put the stairway together. Even though I cut the main structural components, off-site, I assembled them on sight. This would be a good example of jobsite assembly
A set of stairs that was built somewhere else (in a factory, garage or commercial building) and then brought to the jobsite, wouldn't fall into the category of jobsite assembly, simply because they were put together somewhere else.
Some spiral stairs, curved stairs and even Straight stairs are manufactured and assembled at specialized stair building facilities. That's all these factories do, day after day is produce stairs for different types of projects. Most of their stairs look great and can be produced at low costs.
Is Jobsite Assembly Cost Effective?
If it's done in a productive manner, the answer to your question is yes.
Could It Ever Compete With An Assembly Line, Like One Used For Producing Automobiles?
I doubt it, if you needed to build 1000 stairs that were going to be exact duplicates, I don't think jobsite assembly would be as effective as building the stairways in a controlled environment.
Stairs / Stair Glossary
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