8 Different Types of Staircase Railings, Handrails & Materials

February 26, 2021

One of the main safety features of a staircase are the handrails and railings, which help prevent falls and injuries. These staircase parts can be..

7 Types of Stair Stringers (& the Best Materials to Use)

February 18, 2021

Staircase construction comes with a host of decisions that have to made. What type of staircase is being built? What are the best materials to..

Different Types of Stair Treads & Stair Nosing Detail Design

February 5, 2021

When designing or building a staircase, it’s important to consider not only the type of staircase, but also the type of stair treads and stair..

What Are The Parts Of A Staircase Called? (Stair Terminology & Diagrams)

January 24, 2021

Staircases come in all different shapes and styles from simple, straight staircases to circular staircases designed to make a grand architectural..

16 Different Types Of Stairs (Commercial, Industrial & Home Architecture)

January 18, 2021

Stairs are an essential feature of any structure with multiple floors. In fact, stairs and staircases have been around nearly as long as humans...

Space Saving Stair: Applications for the Alternating Tread Stair

January 14, 2021

Alternating tread stairs are the safest and most comfortable space saving stairs for industrial and commercial applications. To maximize floor..

Steel Stair Design Examples (Carbon & Stainless Steel Metal)

January 12, 2021

Steel stair designs provide a strong, durable, safe, and flexible solution for any stair project.  Metal stair designs in either carbon steel or..

Maximum Stair Riser Height & Minimum Stair Tread Depth Codes

January 8, 2021

Stair tread depth and riser height definitions Stair tread depth, stair riser height, minimum stair tread depth requirements and maximum stair..

Pros & Cons Of Concrete Filled Metal Pan Stair Treads

January 7, 2021

What are concrete filled metal pan stairs? Concrete filled metal pan stairs are a tread system commonly used in steel stairs for commercial and..

OSHA & IBC Unoccupied Roof Egress Requirements {Ladder & Stair}

January 6, 2021

Unoccupied roof egress requirements are different from occupied rooftops.  In certain circumstances both stairs and ladders can be used to access..

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