Ascendings is an Indiana-based company run by a brilliant industrial designer Stephen Ronsheim who recently showcased his invention at the Build Boston trade show. The concept is how to build staircase using modular components.
The modularity concept opens up many new doors. An example of that would be a remodel job in an existing structure, such as a condo or a loft. In most cases it is nearly impossible to rebuild stairways in this type of structure, due to the fact that most stairways are prefabricated and built prior to arriving at jobsite. It is then the responsibility of the builder to move that stairway into the building being remodeled. There have actually been cases where exterior brick walls have been removed so that a staircase may enter a building. Via