Unlike residential stairs per the IRC, where the width is just a given measurement, commercial stair width per the IBC is based on capacity. In order to determine this the code refers us to Section 1005.1, but before we look at this section the code does say that the minimum width shall not be less than 44 inches.
Regarding structural design criteria, 2018 IBC Table 1607.1 (30) requires stairs to resist a minimum live load of 300 pounds (concentrated load) or 100 pounds per square foot (psf), or 40 psf for one one-and two-family dwellings. ASCE 7-16 Table 4.3-1 indicates the same loading.
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After seeing the popularity of my post on Residential Stair Design, I thought it made sense to explain the guidelines from the 2006 International Building Code for commercial buildings and common stairs in buildings with more than two dwelling units.It is much more complex and there are some exceptions if you need them so please contact me if you need help.
The minimum width of the handrail above the recess shall be 11/4 inches (32 mm) to a maximum of 23/4 inches (70 mm). Edges shall have a minimum radius of 0.01 inch (0.25 mm). R322.214.171.124 Exterior wood/plastic composite handrails.Wood/plastic composite handrails shall comply with the provisions of Section R317.4. R311.7.8 Illumination.
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The stairway shall have landings at each floor, or level, of not less than 30 inches in the direction of travel and extend at least 24 inches in width at every 12 feet or less of vertical rise. (2) Stairs shall be installed between 30o and 50o from horizontal.
Composite deck stairs are typically made from 2 x 12 pressure-treated stringers spaced about 8 to 16 inches apart. They rest on a solid foundation and are attached to the deck with hangers. They have risers (also called toe kicks), treads and railings. Stairs should be at least 36 inches wide.
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In summary, OSHA-compliant fixed stairs must have: Treads (the horizontal stair element you step on) that are at least 10 inches in depth and no more than 14 inches. Risers (the vertical element...
4.9 Stairs. 4.9.1* Minimum Number. Stairs required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with 4.9. 4.9.2 Treads and Risers. On any given flight of stairs, all steps shall have uniform riser heights and uniform tread widths. Stair treads shall be no less than 11 in (280 mm) wide, measured from riser to riser. Open risers are not permitted.
1.1 This specification covers procedures to establish a performance rating for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber for use as exterior deck boards, stair treads, guards, and handrails. The purpose of this specification is to establish a basis for code recognition of these products or systems in exterior applications. The products addressed in this specification are considered combustible.
Maximum 7-3/4 inch stair riser height. Minimum 10 inch stair tread depth with nosing or Minimum 11 inches with no nosing. Handrail graspability to be either Type I or II with a Minimum 1-1/2 inch clearance from a wall. Handrail height to be placed a Minimum 34 inches to 38 inches.
IBC 2015 Section 1011.7 provides this information on the construction of stairs: 1011.7 Stairway construction. Stairways shall be built of materials consistent with the types permitted for the type of construction of the building, except that wood handrails shall be permitted for all types of construction.
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Maintenance & Durability. Composite decks are made of durable, long-lasting materials that are stain-resistant and will hold up well to harsh weather, as well as natural wear and tear for up to 50 years.Unlike a natural wood deck that can last 10-30 years before needing repair, composite won’t splinter, rot or become susceptible to insect damage.
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Composite wood: High-quality composite decking has the durability and strength to support the exerted force required for stairs. The Cortes series features a solid deck board that’s perfect for the steps on a staircase. You could also use engineered wood deck tiles for the treads.