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The Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) is an association of Stair Industry professionals. The Architect, Builder, Code Official, Homeowner and SMA Member benefits from our publications, education and networking opportunities. SMA is knowledge and certification for success.

Stair Codes and Standards

Download SMA Visual Interpretations of the International Residential Stairbuilding Codes

Education and Networking

Regional Workshop
August 1st- Cincinnati

Tour Schutte Stairs and See How Lean Mfg works in a Stairshop
SMA 2016 Annual Conference

Hotel Contessa, San Antonio Riverwalk  April 7-10, 2016

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Network with the best, Stay informed, Learn and claim your professional status as a member of the SMA.

Find Professional Stairbuilders

Whether you're a Homeowner, Builder, or Architect, choose a SMA Stair Professional to assure quality workmanship, aesthetic, and safety. Find a SMA Professional with our   Member Directory or  Locator Map.

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StairCraft Awards Competition

View 2015 Entries,  Award Winning Projects

Remodeling and Home Design

Industry News

SMA Approved as AIA Education Provider -  Speaker certification program initiated.

Survey of Stair Industry Practices   Update: Survey results posted on members page. To be sent to participants early June.


  • Can Your Stair Design Make You Healthier?

  • In response to the CDC’s ‘STAIRwell’ initiative, the SMA has put together a list of six staircases that will ‘wow’ you enough to make you want to burn a calorie per ten stairs every chance you get. Read More...

  • 7 Things You Did Not Know About Stairs

  • Stairs are an everyday part of life in most of the world. But there are a lot the average person doesn't know about them. Here are 7 things you may not have known about the biggest piece of furniture in your home.Read More...

  • The World's Most Dangerous Stairs

  • The world is full of staircases. Some more dangerous than others. However, these nine are the worst of the worst, the kind that make you cross the street when you see them coming.Read More...

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