What Is Diamond Plate, How Is It Made & What Is It Used For?

April 29, 2021

Walking surfaces can be made from a variety of materials. Every day we walk on a combination of familiar materials including concrete, pavement,..

Means Of Egress Definition In Construction (with Examples)

April 28, 2021

A means of egress is the path of travel from the building to the outside. It is the emergency escape route in case of fire or other emergency and..

Stair Head Clearance Code: Minimum Head Clearance With Pics

April 14, 2021

Stair head clearance is a design feature of stairways that helps to reduce the chance of head or other injuries on stairways. The minimum head..

Exit Discharge Requirements (Definition, Level & Exceptions)

March 30, 2021

An exit discharge is a critical component of an exit route or means of egress from a building. In the case of emergency, it ensures  occupants a safe..

OSHA Catwalk Requirements: Standards For Width, Load, Handrails & More

March 19, 2021

An industrial catwalk is a narrow, elevated walkway or elongated platform used in industrial applications to provide safe access to elevated work..

4 Different Types of Baluster Designs (Exterior & Interior)

March 15, 2021

The design combinations for stair railings are nearly endless. A common railing design uses balusters to form a balustrade. The balusters serve as..

Exterior Stair Code Requirements (Residential & Commercial Egress)

March 13, 2021

Exterior stairs have special requirements and considerations for design and construction. The International Residential Code (IRC) and the..

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 tread..

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