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..

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..

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...

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