Stair Building Ideas For Design And Construction

Engineered Stairs - Building And Construction

Engineered stairs would be any stairway that would require structural engineering. The engineer will provide the builder with material sizes, construction methods and detailed information.

For Example: There's a good chance that the stairway in the picture above was not engineered or engineered correctly. I run into problems like these often, because some engineers and architects rely on experienced carpenters to solve simple problems.

I doubt if this stairway will ever fall down or have any problems, but with a little more efforts, it could have been designed and constructed correctly.

Engineers often provide construction workers with material sizes. One engineer might request 2 x 14 construction standard lumber will be used for the stair stringers and 3/4" plywood will be used for the stair treads and risers.

Another engineer might require 2 x 12 construction standard for stair stringers, treads and risers.

You will usually find all of the information you need to build a set of stairs, within the building blueprints, provided by the architect and engineer.


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