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IBC-compliant commercial steel stairs

Our commercial steel stairs are a complete, outsource solution for IBC-compliant, steel welded egress stairs.

Complete outsource solution

Estimating
Project management
Modeling and detailing
Engineering and calculations
Material scheduling, phasing, and delivery
Installation drawings and support

Applications

Hotels, condos, apartment buildings
Hospitals
Office and mixed-use buildings
Mid- and high-rise buildings
Parking garages, storage facilities
Senior housing, student housing

IBC-compliant commercial steel stairs

Our commercial steel stairs are a complete, outsource solution for IBC-compliant, steel welded egress stairs.

Complete outsource solution

Estimating
Project management
Modeling and detailing
Engineering and calculations
Material scheduling, phasing, and delivery
Installation drawings and support

Applications

Hotels, condos, apartment buildings
Hospitals
Office and mixed-use buildings
Mid- and high-rise buildings
Parking garages, storage facilities
Senior housing, student housing

IBC-compliant commercial steel stairs

Our commercial steel stairs are a complete, outsource solution for IBC-compliant, steel, welded stairs.

Complete outsource solution

Estimating
Project management
Modeling and detailing
Engineering and calculations
Material scheduling, phasing, and delivery
Installation drawings and support

Applications

Hotels, condos, apartment buildings
Hospitals
Office and mixed-use buildings
Mid- and high-rise buildings
Parking garages, storage facilities
Senior housing, student housing

IBC-compliant prefabricated metal stairs

IBC-compliant standard metal stairs with an easy-to-assemble, erection bolt design that can be installed without welding.

Benefits

Same business day pricing and drawings
Simple assembly on-site, even in compact spaces
Cost-effective solution for retrofits and renovations
Knock-down design ships flat
No welding or expensive equipment required for installation

Applications

IBC-compliant stairs
ADA-compliant stairs
Commercial egress stairs
Residential egress stairs

IBC-compliant bolted metal stairs

IBC-compliant prefabricated metal stairs

IBC-compliant standard metal stairs with an easy-to-assemble, erection bolt design that can be installed without welding.

Benefits

Same business day pricing and drawings
Simple assembly on-site, even in compact spaces
Cost-effective solution for retrofits and renovations
Knock-down design ships flat
No welding or expensive equipment required for installation

Applications

IBC-compliant stairs
ADA-compliant stairs
Commercial egress stairs
Residential egress stairs

Commercial bolted access stairs

IBC-compliant applications for alternating tread stairs 2018 IBC §1011.14

Mezzanines under 250 square feet that serve less than five occupants in buildings in Groups F, H, and S
Guard towers, observation stations, and control rooms under 250 square feet in buildings in Group I-3
Access to unoccupied roofs

Alternating tread stairs

IBC-compliant applications for alternating tread stairs 2018 IBC §1011.14

Mezzanines under 250 square feet that serve less than five occupants in buildings in Groups F, H, and S
Guard towers, observation stations, and control rooms under 250 square feet in buildings in Group I-3
Access to unoccupied roofs

Alternating tread stairs

Blog posts about IBC-compliant stairs


Non slip metal stair treads: Standards, options, and applications

Slippery walking surfaces are associated with fall incidences in the workplace. Non slip metal stair treads improve safety by eliminating slippery conditions. Abrasive coatings provide a durable, permanent, slip resistant walking surface. Serrated grating treads and other grip treads are also good for certain applications. This guide will teach you about slip resistant stair treads for...Read more

Space Saving Stair: Applications for the Alternating Tread Stair

Alternating tread stairs are the safest and most comfortable space saving stairs for industrial and commercial applications. To maximize floor space, designers need to know when and where to use alternating tread stairs to get the most benefit. Steep Angle Stair Saves Space As a steep stair solution, alternating tread stairs save a significant amount of floor space vs a standard stair design. The...Read more

Ship Ladder Stairs: Stairs vs ladders

Ships ladders, ship stairs, ship ladder stairs, alternating tread stairs, fixed ladders are all terms that can get confused and sometimes used interchangeably. How do these devices differ from each other? Let's look at how OSHA defines stairways, alternating tread stairs, ship stairs, ship ladders, and fixed ladders to understand the difference. OSHA Stair and Ladder Definitions OSHA Section...Read more

Stair Codes: A Complete Guide

Stair codes are complex, and most people don't have the time to learn how all the codes relate to each other. We created this guide to help stair designers navigate through the complexity. This guide will teach you about: All the different stair codes and stair regulatory agencies How the different stair codes and standards relate to each other What codes apply for each application Stair...Read more

Prefab Metal Stairs: Guide to Industrial Stair Applications

Prefabricated metal stairs have many benefits. They are easy to install with a bolted stair kit assembly, powder coat finished, code compliant, and shipped with shorter lead times than custom stair systems. It makes sense that prefab stairs are the preferred option for most industrial stair applications. This guide will help you understand the options for prefabricated industrial stair...Read more

Roof Ladders and Roof Stairs: How to choose the right device

With so many different options and applications for roof ladders and roof stairs, it can be difficult to determine what is the best device for each roof application. Some of the options to access roofs are stairways, roof ladders, fixed ladders or permanent ladders, folding ladders, retractable ladders, ships ladders, and alternating tread stairs. Understanding roof access code...Read more

OSHA and IBC Ships Ladders: Definitions, Design, and Safety

At Lapeyre Stair, we often get asked if we manufacture ship stairs or ships ladders. The short answer is no. But what are ships ladders and why don't we manufacture them? Ship stairs and ship ladders are addressed by both OSHA and IBC. OSHA uses the terms ship stair and ship ladder interchangeably while IBC uses the term ships ladder. There is one key difference between a ships ladder and a ship...Read more

Understanding mezzanine stairs code requirements

A very common application for industrial metal stairs is access to mezzanines. These mezzanines are typically used for storage, work space, office space, or other general use conditions. A common question we get is whether or not mezzanines require IBC compliant stairs or OSHA compliant stairs. Mezzanine vs Equipment Platform To answer that questions, it first helps to define a mezzanine....Read more

How does stair tread depth affect safety?

Studies have shown stair tread depth to be a risk factor of stairways. Understanding the safety of tread depth and the IBC and OSHA requirements will help stair designers ensure they choose the right stair design for optimal safety and ergonomics. Tread Depth Definition Before getting into the requirements, let's start by defining stair tread depth. OSHA states that "tread depth is measured...Read more

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