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Illustrated Stair Codes:
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Complex technical code language simply explained through drawings and pictures. Laymen and professionals alike praise this document that provides understanding for all that use the 2009 International Residential Code.
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Stair Building and Handrailing - Technical Guides
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These guides document the techniques of design and construction used by professional stairbuilders for hundreds of years. Recommended as required study for anyone building or designing safe comfortable stairways these volumes establish an understanding of stairway geometry from basic straight flights to the most complex.
A TREATISE ON STAIRBUILDING AND HANDRAILING
Paper. Index and bibliography. Completely illustrated. One of the premier books on the subject. Originally published in 1900 this gives extensive coverage of various classes of wood stairs and wreathed handrailings. Includes a short course on the geometric principles bearing on the subject. Intended for joiners, architects, builders and students in the technical schools. The most complete book on the subject currently available.
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A SIMPLIFIED GUIDE TO CUSTOM STAIRBUILDING AND TANGENT HANDRAILING. REVISED
This is the revised edition of di Cristina's popular work on stairbuilding. Over 50 pages have been revised. The author covers where to locate risers in a curved stairway in relation to the handrailing, three methods of finding the face mould, fifteen basic handrail problems, installation of balusters, how to find baluster cuts under an incline turn handrail, and much more. Mr. di Cristina owned a custom stairbuilding business in San Francisco for over 50 years.
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MODERN PRACTICAL STAIRBUILDING AND HANDRAILING
George Ellis' last great work. This is a republication of the 1932 edition. There are 51 chapters, 108 plates and numerous illustrations. Includes taking dimensions and setting out stairs, geometrical stairs, spiral stairs, varieties of elliptic stairs, newels, balusters, brackets, construction of wreathed and twisted soffit linings, single and geometric handrailing, formation of scrolls.
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Stair Safety Curriculum - Preprimary and Elementary
Stair Safety Education is critical to reducing the most common causes of all stairway accidents affecting the entire family.
Created by a team of educational and industry professionals this classroom tested program provides a needed emphasis and tools for results that will affect the way entire families "Use Stairs Safely".
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SMA Stair Safety Research
Supporting stair code development the SMA has funded stairway research and testing to better understand their use by persons across our population. This body of work and has served to be of consequence to building, design, and code professionals in providing an understanding of stairway issues critical to building safety.