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I always start with a visit to Architectural Graphic Standards, and it's old school 'step sister' Timesaver Standards. These hefty tomes have tons of details ... maybe a page or three in both ... so just a place to start.
Michael F. Malinowski FAIA
President, Applied Architecture Inc
Big D Metalworks is a great resource for custom stairs: http://www.bigdmetal.com
Timothy Pellowski AIA, LEED AP Principal 828 West 6th Street, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78703 v 512.899.3500 f 512.899.3501 Austin | Houston | Nashville CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE: This e-mail and any files transmitted with it contain privileged and confidential information and are intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. If you are not the intended recipient or the person responsible for delivering the e-mail to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination or copying of this e-mail or any of its attachment(s) is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sending individual or entity by e-mail and permanently delete the original e-mail and attachment(s) from your computer system.
SO frustrating to have my clients continually bring me photos of sexy stairs they like, only for me to tell them the various reasons they do not meet the building code! And many of the magazines that publish them should know better!
John E. Crowell
Deer Hill Architects LLC
40 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960
That has been an issue with me for years. It's is totally irresponsible and unconscionable of the AIA.