Continuing Education : Simplified Steel Stair Design
for Commercial and Institutional
While architects determine the location for stairways in a building based on
basic design and regulatory parameters, stair fabricators can provide assistance to
architects during the design phase on the many details and options available in
metal stair construction/fabrication. Some stair fabricators provide “trial shop
drawings” during the design phase, allowing the architect to coordinate the
completed stairs into the building in a CAD or BIM environment. This course
will examine how architects and metal stair fabricators and manufacturers can
work together through an integrated design process in a truly collaborative
manner to simplify the design and construction of stair systems in buildings.
- Identify and recognize the overall parameters, general code requirements,
and preliminary design outcomes in a building stair design.
- Determine the specific requirements and options for stair treads, risers, and
landings in building stair systems.
- Differentiate between the specific requirements and options for stair guards
and handrails in commercial and industrial buildings.
- Formulate construction specifications for steel stair systems, working in
concert with recognized standards and specialty fabricators.
Length: 1 hour
Credits: 1.0 HSW
Target Audience: Architects, engineers, specifiers,
designers, contractors, owners,
developers, facility managers, and
- Offered online through
Education Center at
- Lunch & Learn presentations