Creating Safe and Appealing Public Stairs

Talarico, Wendy; Nadel, Barbara A.
June 2000
Architectural Record;Jun2000, Vol. 188 Issue 6, p169
Trade Publication
Focuses on the designs and plans for public stairs. Stair design as the most challenging building component; International requirements for stair design; Materials; Safety issues. INSETS: CASE STUDY.;CASE STUDY.;When it comes to stairs, safety is first priority.;Riser and tread wars: What are the best proportions?


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