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Stair building codes
pdf Download a version of the 2003 International Residential Codes

Stair Building Codes are some of the most highly regulated and carefully scrutinized areas of the inspection process. Many a job has come to near fruition - only to be turned away by an inspector for flaw in the installation and or design of the stair. What seemed to complicate matters was the wide array of interpretation between one inspector to the next - as well as the various numbers of respected code bodies in existence.

In 1998, a group of people joined together to form the Stairway Manufacturers Organization; a group dedicated to the development and education of stair building codes. To read more about this organization - we invite you click on the link listed below.

Important - Please Read

It is very important that you are aware of the local building codes in your city or municipality. The 2003 IRC Codes are one of the many code bodies regulating safe stair way construction. This Visual Interpretation is an extremely useful guide for the safe construction practices as governed by the ICC, but cannot be used in all locations. We would suggest providing this information to your local code inspectors, as it does provide an enlightened view of many of the intricacies of code interpretation. *The 2003 IRC Code Interpretations were provided by the Stairway Manufacturers Association of which Fitts Industries, Inc. is a member. To learn more about the organization and mission - please feel free to click the following link.

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