Codes and Safety

Building Codes and Safety

A Cooper preassembled staircase is not only beautiful but it is safe. Part of the design process is understanding various building codes in the different states and being able to educate our customers. The rise and run are two of the most important variables in determining the space necessary for the stair. In addition, the handrail and balusters provide the support and prevent falls. A Cooper Stairworks expert can guide you through the intracacies of baluster spacing, handrail graspability, and headroom. As a CES provider, we cover stair building codes and safety in our Stair AIA program, PAS511.

Click here to purchase the SMA Visual Interpretation of the Stair Building Code 2009 International Residential Code. Available in “Downloadable View Only” or “Printed” versions.

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